Weddle & Barcott has evolved with a long
and distinguished involvement in the legal affairs
of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The successor
Faulkner, Banfield, Doogan & Holmes, our
history dates back to 1914.
1998, the firm changed its name to Holmes Weddle
& Barcott to reflect its current principals.
With offices in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland and San Diego, the firm
continues its long tradition of providing effective,
efficient service to clients with interests
in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
members of the firm have served as Chief Justice
and Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, Judge
on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and as
Attorney General of the State of Alaska. Members
have also served as president and members of
the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association,
as members of the Alaska Judicial Council and
Commission of Judicial Conduct, on the governing
boards of the Alaska Bar Foundation and Alaska
Legal Services Corporation, and as legal counsel
to the the campaigns of members of the Alaska
Congressional Delegation. This tradition allows
Holmes Weddle & Barcott to offer its clientele
a unique perspective on the affairs of Alaska,
the Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Rim.
2003 the principals of the Alaska law firm Freeman
& Watts joined Holmes Weddle & Barcott,
bringing to the firm their experience and emphasis
in the areas of construction, contract and labor
relations law, thereby both broadening and complementing
the firm's diverse range of legal services.
In 2010, the firm opened offices in San Diego, California and Portland, Oregon,
expanding its maritime practice down the west coast. Senior attorneys in those
offices are Robert E. Babcock, Portland and Sterling Stires, San Diego. Both
have many years experience in maritime law.
Weddle & Barcott, in Anchorage, Alaska, is a member of MERITAS
(formerly Commercial Law Affiliates). Meritas
is a multi-firm, international affiliation of
independent law firms. The mission of Meritas
is to serve the needs of institutional clients
seeking cost-effective, quality representation
by medium-sized firms. Membership in Meritas
is based upon peer evaluation of candidate firms
and admission criteria established by the Meritas
Board of Directors. Meritas membership is extended
to a single firm in nearly 200 cities across
the United States. All Meritas members are AV-rated
by Martindale-Hubbell, and the majority are
listed in the Bar Register. Holmes Weddle &
Barcott has been selected by Meritas as its
representative in Anchorage, Alaska. For more
information on Meritas, please call (612) 339-8680,
or click on the Meritas logo above to visit
the Meritas website.