Established in 1979

Phone: (907) 279-5528
Fax: (907) 278-0877
E-mail: law@hbhc.alaska.net

Civil Litigation and Appeals.  Products Liability, Negligence, Education, Municipal, Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Admiralty, Administrative, Labor and Native American Law.

FIRM PROFILE:  Hedland, Brennan & Heideman, P.C. had its beginnings as the Anchorage office of Rice, Hoppner, Blair and Associates in 1970.  The firm engages in a general civil practice with an emphasis on trial and appellate work in commercial, personal injury, maritime, environmental, real estate and employment cases, as well as general representation of school districts and municipalities.  The firm's practice also includes general representation in real estate, corporate and commercial transactions.

JOHN S. HEDLAND, born Sioux Falls, South Dakota, August 12, 1940; admitted to bar, 1965, Minnesota; 1969, Alaska. EDUCATION: Augustana College (B.A., 1962); University of Minnesota (LL.B., cum laude, 1965). Member: Student Editorial Board, Minnesota Law Review, 1964-1965. Author: "The Public Interest and Competitive Leasing of State Oil and Gas Lands,"  Change in Alaska, 1970.  Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 1965-1968. Director of Litigation, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, 1968-1970. Chairman, Alaska Legal Boundary Commission, 1971-1973.   Member, Board of Directors, Alaska Legal Services Corporation, 1997 - 2000. Member: Alaska and Minnesota State (Non-Resident) Bar Associations. REPORTED CASES: Hikita v. Nichiro Gyogyo Kaisha, Ltd., 713 P.2d 1197 (Alaska 1986); Mullen v. Christiansen, 642 P.2d 1345 (Alaska 1982); Jager v. State, 537 P.2d 1100 (Alaska 1975); Abrams v. State, 534 P.2d 91 (Alaska 1975); Deal v. Kearney, 851 P.2d 1353 (Alaska 1993). PRACTICE AREAS: Civil Litigation and Appeals; Municipal Law; Products Liability; Professional Liability. E-MAIL: jhedland@hbhc.alaska.net

JAMES T. BRENNAN, born Petersburg, Alaska, July 8, 1949; admitted to bar, 1976, Alaska. EDUCATION: University of Oregon  (B.S., 1971; J.D., 1976).  Member: Alaska Bar Association. REPORTED CASES: Brookwood Area Homeowners Association v. Municipality of Anchorage, 702 P.2d 1317 (Alaska 1985); Alaska Foods Inc. v. Nichiro Gyogyo Kaisha, Ltd., 768 P.2d 117 (Alaska 1989); American National Bank v. International Seafoods of Alaska, 735 P.2d 747 (Alaska 1987); Baypack Fisheries, L.L.C. v. Nelbro Packing Co., 992 P.2d 1116 (Alaska 1999). PRACTICE AREAS: Personal Injury Law; Administrative Law; Civil Litigation; Municipal Law; Maritime Law. E-MAIL: law@hbhc.alaska.net

SARA E. HEIDEMAN, born St. Louis, Missouri, September 20, 1960; admitted to bar, 1985, Alaska. EDUCATION: University of the Pacific (B.A., 1982); University of Washington (J.D., 1985). Phi Kappa Phi. Member: Alaska Bar Association. REPORTED CASES: Native Village of Eklutna v. Board of Adjustment for the Municipality of Anchorage and National Bank of Alaska, 995 P.2d 641 (Alaska 2000); Bering Strait School District v. RLI Insurance, 873 P.2d 1292 (Alaska 1994); Deal v. Kearney, 851 P.2d 1353 (Alaska 1993); International Seafoods of Alaska, Inc. v. Park Ventures, Inc., 829 F.2d 751 (9th Cir. 1987). PRACTICE AREAS: Commercial and Personal Injury Litigation; Municipal Law. E-MAIL: sheideman@hbhc.alaska.net

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Caterpillar Inc.; International Seafoods of Alaska, Inc.; Nichiro Gyogyo Kaisha Limited; Nichiro Pacific Limited; City and Borough of Yakutat, Alaska; Native Village of Eklutna; Chignik River, Ltd.; Alaska School Activities Association; Top Ocean, Inc.; Anchorage Taxicab Permit Owners Association.