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The law firm of Dillon Findley & Simonian, P.C., welcomes JP Wood as of counsel. Wood comes to the firm from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) where he served as the agency’s Chief Administrative Law Judge. Wood began service with the RCA as an Administrative Law Judge in 2006 and was appointed to the Chief Administrative Law Judge position in 2009. At the RCA, Wood presided over complex public utility regulatory matters involving natural gas distribution, natural gas storage, telecommunications, and electrical service under the Alaska Public Utilities Regulatory Act, as well as pipeline regulatory matters under the Pipeline Act. Wood brings his experience in these areas to Dillon & Findley where his practice focuses on public utility regulatory matters. Wood was a law clerk for the Alaska District Court, 3rd Judicial District, in 2002-2003, then worked at local law firms engaged in civil litigation practice before joining the RCA. Wood is a graduate of the University of Denver, College of Law. A lifelong Alaskan, Wood received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communications from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Alaska Beacon – November 21, 2022
Alaska Supreme Court overturns some limits on medical malpractice awards

Alaska News Source – February 8, 2021 
Anchorage judge rules Dunleavy administration’s overhaul of union dues is unconstitutional

Anchorage Daily News – February 9, 2021
Alaska violated state employee contracts by trying to change union-dues rules

KTUU – TV News – March 25, 2020
Alaska’s largest public sector union sues state to compel COVID-19 protections

Anchorage Daily News – October 4, 2019
Judge orders Dunleavy administration to halt plan to change union opt-in procedures

Anchorage Daily News – April 15, 2019
Union sues to block privatization of Alaska Psychiatric Institute

Alaska Dispatch News – November 9, 2018
Fired Anchorage police lieutenant wins $2.3 million judgment against city over claim of retaliation

KTUU-TV News – November 9, 2018
Anchorage cop wins case against the city for wrongful termination

KTVA News – November 9, 2018
Former APD officer wins over $2M in wrongful termination suit

Alaska Dispatch News – September 9, 2015
How much is the Legislature’s Medicaid lawsuit actually costing us?

Courthouse News Service – September 1,2015
Big Oil Loses Fight Over Value of Alaska Pipeline

Alaska Dispatch News – August 28, 2015
Judge says Alaska Medicaid expansion can go ahead Tuesday

Alaska Native News – August 26, 2015
Anchorage law firm offers pro bono representation for Medicaid expansion

Alaska Public Media – August 25, 2015
Anchorage law firm intervenes on behalf of state in anti-Medicaid lawsuit

KTOO Public Media – August 25, 2015
Anchorage law firm to defend state pro bono in Medicaid lawsuit

Newsminer.com – August 25, 2015
Gov. Walker hires Alaska firm to represent him in Medicaid case

Alaska Dispatch News – June 10, 2015
City defends firing of Anchorage police lieutenant

Alaska Dispatch News – March 30, 2015
Anchorage police lieutenant suspended, vows to fight possible termination

The Washington Times – January 1, 2015
Judge blocks termination of Alaska National Guard officer

Alaska Dispatch News – December 31, 2014
Judge temporarily blocks Parnell termination of Alaska National Guard officer

Alaska Dispatch News – May 6, 2014
Judgment against Anchorage surgeon nets $1.7 million in damages for botched care

Alaska Dispatch News – February 19, 2014
Alaska Supreme Court Upholds Pipeline Valuation

Alaska Dispatch News – March 15, 2011
Weyhrauch gets suspended jail sentence, $1000 fine

Deseret News – March 15, 2011
Former Alaska lawmaker gets suspended sentence