Ty Farnsworth, Attorney

Ty Farnsworth, Attorney

Ty has always been an Alaskan at heart, enjoying the hunting, fishing, and everything outdoors that Alaska offers. When he is not in the courtroom fighting for injured Alaskans, you can find him fishing the Russian and Kenai Rivers. When Ty was younger, he suffered a back injury while at work in a rock mine. He suffered through debilitating back pain, pinched nerves, and two bulging discs for years. Ty understands the pain, limitations, and depression that follow when Alaskans are injured at work or in auto accidents.

Ty has years of experience as a civil litigator where he fights to protect Alaskan's legal rights. He understands that insurance companies and the court often take advantage of people when they do not have an experienced attorney standing by their side. For him, helping people when they need help, is the most fulfilling part of his career. This desire to help, coupled with Ty's history of perpetual back pain, naturally led to him to practice personal injury law. Now he gets to help people who are just like him; in need of help and not knowing where to find it. No one needs more help than someone who was injured, cannot work, and has a family to take care of.

Credentials

Multi-State Bar Licensing Exam, 92nd Percentile Nationally
MPRE Licensing Exam, 95th Percentile Nationally
Graduate of Gonzaga School of Law, Cum Laude
Graduate of Fulton School of Engineering, Brigham Young University
Recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, December 2013
Admitted to Practice before the Alaska Superior and District Courts, Federal District Court, and the US Bankruptcy Court

Jeffrey Vance, Attorney

Jeffrey Vance, Attorney

Jeff is originally from the heart of the Rocky Mountains, where self-reliance and individual determination is a way of life, just like in Alaska. At a young age he served our country in the US Navy as a hospital corpsman/surgical medic, earning a Vocational Nursing License along the way.

After completing his education Jeff spent many years working for the thirty-one federally recognized tribes throughout Bristol Bay including for the Bristol Bay Native Association. Later he served as general counsel the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Seeking to gain insight into the personal injury world, Jeff served as defense counsel for one of worlds largest insurance companies. It was from serving as an insurance defense counsel where Jeff learned that insurance companies concoct schemes to take advantage of accident victims who choose not to hire an attorney. Being tired of how insurance companies treat unrepresented individuals, Jeff switched sides and now uses his “insider knowledge” to help victims like you get the best settlement possible.



CREDENTIALS
Juris Doctorate, University of Wyoming College of Law
L.L.M., American Indian and Indigenous Persons Law, University of Tulsa, College of Law
B.S., Hospital Management and Health Care Administration, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
A.S., Political Philosophy, Solano Community College

Anita Tardugno

Anita Tardugno

The majority of Anita's legal career was spent working for one of the largest insurance legal defense firms in the state. She was intricately involved in developing stratagems to undercut insurance claims. Now Anita uses her skill set against the same law firms and insurance companies that trained her. Instead of helping deny claims, Anita now uses her "Insider" information to get injured Alaskans the compensation they need to restart their lives.

Anita was raised in Northern Michigan, so when she moved to Alaska in 2003, the winters came as no surprise. When Anita is not helping Alaskans recover from accidents, she enjoys spending time on her homestead where she raises chickens, gardens, and keeps bees. During the summers, she enjoys riding her Softail Harley Davidson motorcycle or relaxing at her remote cabin outside of Talkeetna.

Credentials

Professional Legal Secretary, National Association for Legal Professionals, 2011
Paralegal, North Seattle Community College, 2009