Steven S. Tervooren

Steven S. Tervooren

Anchorage, Alaska

Mr. Tervooren is a member of Hughes Gorski Seedorf Odsen & Tervooren, LLC. He joined the firm in 1979. His practice includes all areas of litigation (with emphasis on automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device and other product liability defense and personal injury defense), real estate (transactions and litigation), environmental litigation, and eminent domain & condemnation.

Mr. Tervooren represents automobile manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, national retailers, and other self-insured national and international companies. He frequently serves as Alaska counsel for national law firms involved in product liability and other litigation. He has extensive experience in real estate matters generally and eminent domain/condemnation in particular.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Automotive
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Environmental
  • Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1979


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Law Review: Editor, Oregon Law Review
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
    • B.S. - 1976
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Defense Research Institute's Unfair Trade Practice Compendium, Alaska section
  • Aspen Publishing 50-State Compendium on Tort Law, Alaska section
  • American Bar Association 50-State Compendium on Statute of Limitations Law
  • American Bar Association 50-State Compendium on Eminent Domain Law, Alaska section
  • American Bar Association – Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated property, Alaska section
  • Alaska Condemnation Law & Procedure
  • Alaska Basic Real Estate Law

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent (highest 5.0 of 5.0) peer rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America –Litigation – Personal Injury, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America –Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America – Environmental Law, 2015
  • Alaska Super Lawyers, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, Commercial Litigation Committee - State Liaison
  • Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Committee
  • Defense Research Institute, Drug & Medical Device Committee
  • Defense Research Institute, Industry wide Litigation Committee
  • Defense Research Institute, Toxic Torts Committee
  • Defense Counsel of Alaska
  • American Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association