Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C.
714 4th Ave. Ste 301
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Fax: (907) 456-6396
Fairbanks holds many stories for me. In fact, most of my memories have origins right here in this city. I went to Monroe Catholic High School and graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA in political science in 1975. For the first and only time in my life, I left Alaska to go to law school, and in 1981, I received my JD from the then University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington (now the Seattle University School of Law).
I enjoyed the change of scenery, but I was eager to return to Fairbanks. Upon graduation, I returned and took an internship under Judge Alexander O. Bryner of the Alaska Court of Appeals. After that, I sharpened my skills at the law firm of Rice, Hoppner, Brown, & Brunner until 1986. Then, I started my own partnership with my cousin, Ken Ringstad, where I still work today. I am a member of the Alaska Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Fairbanks Chamber.
I like to be involved in this community I call home. For four years, I was a Democratic member of the Alaska Senate, representing the residents of District E. I have been a member of the rotary for over 20 years. I attend as many hockey games as possible and have been a season ticket holder for the past two decades. I like to support the local Girl Scouts and 4-H club, and I am involved in my church. I enjoy the recreations that the Alaskan landscape affords—water skiing in the summer and snow machining in the winter. My wife and I have raised four beautiful children and now get to enjoy one of life’s greatest roles: grandparenting.
When it comes to my practice, I can connect with my clients because I feel like I already know my clients. This community is so ingrained in me, and I feel a strong sense to protect my neighbors and friends that I pass on the street every day, fighting for the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering.