Stephen H. Hutchings

Mr. Hutchings’ practice concentrates on corporate law and commercial litigation, especially construction and government contracts, and personal injury claims. He has participated in numerous jury and bench trials throughout Alaska, as well as mediations, arbitrations and administrative hearings. He represented the State of Alaska as District Attorney in Bethel and Sitka, Alaska, and as supervisor of the Torts and Special Litigation Section of the attorney general’s office in Anchorage for more than ten years before joining the firm in 1987.

Prior to entering the law, Mr. Hutchings worked as a commercial fisherman in the Pacific Northwest and as a high school instructor in San Jose, Costa Rica.


Washington University School of Law (J.D., 1976)
Grinnell College (B.A., economics, 1971)

Admitted to Practice

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Awards and Honors

Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers in 2013, 2014, and 2016 in the area of general commercial litigation and 2013 to 2017 in the area of construction litigation
Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Society and Best Brief Award, Washington University School of Law
Marcus Younker Scholarship, Grinnell College

Other Professional Experience

Alaska Attorney General’s Office, Torts and Special Litigation Section
District Attorney, Sitka, Alaska
District Attorney, Bethel, Alaska
Assistant District Attorney, Anchorage, Alaska
Associate Staff Counsel, Criminal Code Revision Subcommission, Alaska Legislature

Professional and Community Activities

Alaska Bar Association
Alaska Bar Association Board of Legal Examiners
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Referee, junior and senior high school football and wrestling

Publications and Speaking Engagements

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, NITA Seminar Graduate, Boulder, Colorado (1981)
CLE Instructor, public contracting law

Languages Spoken