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Tim Petumenos graduated from Tufts University in 1973 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He was among the first graduates of a trial advocacy program at Georgetown. Serving with the Alaska Attorney General's Office from 1976-1983, Mr. Petumenos helped open its Office of Special Prosecutions and led the Attorney General's Office's efforts to prosecute public corruption and complex commercial offenses. He secured convictions in many high profile celebrated cases. He attended an intensive trial advocacy national session of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) and was selected by the State of Alaska to become a Certified Instructor for NITA teaching other attorneys how to try cases.

In 1983, Mr. Petumenos became a member of Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot where he worked for 30 years.  While  at  Birch Horton,  Mr.  Petumenos  handled  the  firm's  most  complex  and  high  profile  cases


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several of its most important matters, including the famous Neil McKay murder case and the investigation and reporting on Gubernatorial ethics matters. He has handled major trials in the area of environmental, employment, aviation and commercial law. In addition to trial work, Mr. Petumenos has handled appellate cases that resulted in precedent setting cases before the Alaska Supreme Court with respect to the law of employment, healthcare, the Fair Trade Practices Act, environmental and punitive damages.
Mr. Petumenos is an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI), a select group of judges, law professors and practitioners who are responsible for writing the uniform laws that govern much of the substantive law in the United States.
Mr. Petumenos is a licensed pilot and speaks fluent Spanish.

´╗┐Tim Petumenos

  Professional Organizations

  • Alaska Bar Association
  • American Law Institute
  • United States District Court
  • 9th Circut Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Alaska Superior Court
  • Alaska Airman's Association
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • University of Alaska, Adjunct Professor

including the state court Exxon Valdez  Oil  Spill  trial.  He has been called back by  the State  of  Alaska  for