Mr. Floerchinger, has been a resident of the State of Alaska since 1977. In
addition to his law degree, he holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation
Counseling.

Mr. Floerchinger’s career has centered on assisting businesses in Alaska
and has emphasized commercial litigation, workers’ compensation defense,
personal injury defense, banking and employment. He has served as lead
counsel in complex personal injury litigation involving numerous plaintiffs
and defendants. He also has had extensive experience in whistle blower
litigation before the U.S. Department of Labor and has litigated before
various state and federal administrative agencies. He has tried cases
across the state from Kenai to Anchorage to Nome and as a part of his
practice has been extensively involved in alternative dispute resolution.

In early 2005, Mr. Floerchinger left the private practice of law to join the
State of Alaska,  Attorney General’s Office and as part of that endeavor he
was extensively involved in the 2005 amendments to Alaska’s Workers’
Compensation Act. In September of 2007, he joined the firm as a
shareholder.

Mr. Floerchinger’s reported cases include Lindhag v. State, Dept. Of Nat.
Resources, 123 P.3d 948 (Alaska 2005); Karen L. v. State, 953 P.2d 871
(Alaska 1998); Nome Commercial Co. v. National Bank of Alaska, 948 P.
2d 443 (Alaska 1997); Williams v. Utility Equip., Inc., 837 P.2d 1112
(Alaska 1992); National Bank of Alaska v. Univentures, 824 P.2d 1377
(Alaska 1992); and Lake v. Constr. Mach., Inc., 787 P.2d 1027 (Alaska
1990).

Education:

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, J.D., Cum
    Laude, 1984
  • Eastern Montana College, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, M.
    S., 1977
  • Rocky Mountain College, Psychology Major, B.S., Cum Laude, 1974

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Alaska
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Prior Professional Experience:

  • Rehabilitation Counselor, Industrial Injuries, Alaska Division of
    Vocational Rehabilitation 1977-1981.
David D. Floerchinger, Shareholder           dfloerchinger@rtwcg.com
RUSSELL, WAGG, GABBERT & BUDZINSKI, P.C.