Our Attorneys : Howard A. Lazar

Howard A. Lazar

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Legal Assistant: Cindy Biesecker

Thirty-five years of both civil and criminal litigation experience defending claims against physicians, hospitals, manufacturers, and other organizations. During the past twenty-five years, tried and won medical negligence, products liability, wrongful termination, contract, and other personal injury cases against the most prominent plaintiffs' attorneys in Alaska, Michigan and Washington. While a Member of the U.S. Air Force, defended the only capital murder case brought during term of service. Mr. Lazar became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2005. He served as Alaska State Chairman for the ACTL from 2006 to 2014. The Best Lawyers in America. 2016 Anchorage Personal Injury Litigation - Defendant's Lawyer of the Year.


WORK EXPERIENCE:

Delaney Wiles, Inc.
Anchorage, Alaska - 1986 to Present

Captain, United States Air Force, Circuit Defense Counsel
Travis AFB, CA - 1983 - 1986

Captain, United States Air Force, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Area Defense Counsel Mountain Home AFB, Idaho - 1980 - 1983

Lecturer, Business Law, Boise State University - 1981 - 1983

Peace Corps Volunteer, Chad, Africa - 1974 - 1976

Personal: Married to Dorthy Shea Lazar since 1977, and has three children - Dara, Joshua, Jessica


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS:

  • Daniel v Weston Solutions. Obtained defense verdict in trial where plaintiff alleged serious ATV accident was fault of the company.
  • Dobbins v Smalley. Obtained defense verdict in medical malpractice trial where plaintiff alleged death resulted from failure to diagnose bacterial endocarditis.
  • Marsingill v O'Malley. Obtained defense verdict in medical malpractice trial against general surgeon where a patient suffered severe neurological injury after torsion of the bowel. The case was tried twice, with two reported decisions by the Alaska Supreme Court.
  • Vincent v Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Obtained defense verdict in medical malpractice trial against hospital emergency department where patient suffered severe neurological injury after suffering cardiac arrest in the ER.
  • Odom v Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Obtained defense verdict in case brought by anesthesiologist against defendant hospital for refusing to renew hospital privileges.
  • Giles v Coachman Industries. Obtained defense verdict in case alleging faulty design and construction of RV, which allegedly resulted in the death of a ten-year old and severe burns to 47 year old male.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Member - Alaska Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Member - DRI, ABA