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Meshke Paddock & Budzinski was founded in 1986 and is widely recognized as a leader in workers’ compensation defense in Alaska. The firm represents employers and insurers in every venue in Alaska. With over 150 years of combined legal experience, the members of the firm are able to evaluate and advise clients in every aspect of workers’ compensation liability. The firm is highly experienced in the investigation, litigation, and resolution of claims, including appeals to the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission and the Alaska Supreme Court. Members of the firm also bring significant experience in general insurance defense work, trial practice, subrogation issues, and insurance coverage matters.

The firm represents insured and self-insured employers of all sizes in a myriad of private industries in Alaska, including the oil and gas industry, timber, seafood  processing, transportation, restaurant and food services, retail, professional services, health-related services, and all aspects of construction. The firm is the Alaska representative of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), a nationwide network of independent AV-rated law firms that work to  provide counsel, advice, education, expertise, and representation in the field of workers’ compensation defense. The firm also actively participates in the Workers’ Compensation Committee of Alaska (WCCA), which works to initiate legislative changes to streamline and improve the workers’ compensation system while reducing the increasing financial burden of the system on employers.

The firm additionally provides recognized expertise and advice in the complicated area of Medicare involvement in workers’ compensation matters, including the evaluation, preparation, and submission of Medicare Set-Aside Agreements (MSAs). The firm members routinely give educational seminars and presentations to insurers, employers, industry groups, and third-party administrators in all aspects of workers’ compensation in Alaska.

Meshke Paddock & Budzinski prides itself as a law firm with the size and depth of experience to provide high-quality, legal services to a variety of large and small business clients in the specialized area of workers’ compensation  defense in Alaska. Please review our website and contact us at (907) 258-1747 with any questions or inquiries.


Russell Wagg Meshke & Budzinski, P.C.

1500 W. 33rd Avenue, Suite 200

Anchorage, AK  99503-3505




907.258.5546 (fax)



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