Professional Experience: A lifelong Alaskan born and raised in Fairbanks, Selena Hopkins-Kendall brings a broad knowledge of Alaska and its issues to her defense of local employers and insurers. She has many years of experience in the detailed practice of workers’ compensation law at all levels, including pre-hearing discovery and settlement, Hearing Board, Appeals Commission, and Alaska Supreme Court.
Selena originally joined Holmes, Weddle & Barcott in 2005 where she focused her practice on workers’ compensation insurance defense, and returned in early 2019, once again practicing with the firm’s Anchorage office. From 2017-2019, Selena also practiced workers’ compensation law at another Anchorage law firm.
From 2003 to 2005, Selena served as law clerk to the Hon. Judge of the Alaska Superior Court, Richard Savell in Fairbanks, and the Hon. Judge of the Alaska Superior Court, William Morse in Anchorage.
Selena is also an education advocate for Alaska’s children. From 2013 to 2017, she left the practice of law to serve as the head administrator of a large preschool that also provided before- and after-school care and camp care to elementary-school aged children. Selena currently serves on the boards of directors for Best Beginnings Alaska, Anchorage Schools Foundation, and Thread’s Early Childhood Education Provider Professional Development Steering Committee.
Professional Associations: Selena is a member of the Anchorage Bar Association and the Alaska Bar Association.
Admitted to Practice
- Alaska State Courts
- District of Alaska
- United States District Court
- Bachelor of Arts: Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 2000
- Juris Doctor: University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2003