Kimberlee Colbo

Kimberlee Colbo

Anchorage, Alaska

Ms. Colbo joined Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC in 1992 after graduating from the University of Southern California cum laude with a degree in economics and a minor in business administration in 1988 and obtaining her J.D. from the University of Washington Law School in 1992. Ms. Colbo is listed in Best Lawyers in America in Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation, in Super Lawyers in Personal Injury Defense and in Chambers USA as a Notable Practitioner in Employment Law. She is an active member and Past President of Anchorage Russian Jack Rotary and a member of the Defense Research Institute and the American Bar Association. Her practice focuses in the areas of insurance defense, insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, family law, products liability, employment law (management) and general civil litigation.  Ms. Colbo has tried over two dozen jury trials to verdict, has represented insurers and employers in dozens of arbitrations, and has handled numerous family law matters involving evidentiary hearings or trials before judges.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Insurance Defense
  • 40% Family Law
  • 10% Bad Faith
  • 5% Employment - Management
  • 5% Insurance Coverage

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1988
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Editor, AM Best Law Digest for Alaska, 2008-present
  • Reservations of Rights, DRI Compendium, Author Alaska Chapter, 2013
  • Specials Cost Recovery, DRI, Compendium, Author Alaska Chapter, 2012
  • Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements, DRI Compendium, Author Alaska Chapter on Non-Competes, 2008


  • Employment Law: Beyond the Basics, Sterling Education Services, August 2013
  • Third Party Practice, Alaska Bar Association, April 2012
  • Ethics at the Eleventh Hour, Alaska Bar Association, August 2009
  • Employment Law Update, Alaska Bar Association, October 2009
  • Electronic Documents Legal Issues, ARMA Greater Anchorage Chapter Spring Conference, May 2008
  • Electronic Record-Keeping Requirements, ARMA Greater Anchorage Chapter Spring Conference, April 2007
  • Personnel Law Update, Council on Education in Management, January 2006
  • Personnel Law Update 2005, Council on Education in Management, February 2005
  • Alaska FMLA Update 2005, Council on Education in Management, January 2005
  • Personnel Law Update 2004, Council on Education in Management, October 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, 2008-present
  • Best Lawyers’ 2015 Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Chambers USA, Employment Law, 2006-present
  • Super Lawyers Alaska, Personal Injury Defense, 2009-present
  • Highest AVVO Superb Rating of 10.0

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alaska Bar Association, 1992-present, Member, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1994-present; Member, Employment Law, Tort Law and Family Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, 1992-present, Member, General Litigation, Tort, and Family Law Sections
  • Defense Research Institute, 1997-present
  • Defense Counsel of Alaska, President 2007-2009; Vice President 2005-2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney - Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA), 2010 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney – ABA Military Pro Bono Project


  • English


  • Alpha Delta Pi