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Anchorage Alaska attorney Allen Clendaniel

Allen F. Clendaniel
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Allen F. Clendaniel

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Allen’s practice focuses on litigation, education law, and labor and employment. His litigation experience includes civil and criminal trials, appellate work, and administrative proceedings. Allen represents many Alaskan school districts and specializes in legal issues specific to education. He also represents private employers with their employment needs.

A graduate of West Anchorage High School, Allen left Alaska for college and law school. After graduating in the top ten percent of his class at Stanford Law School, he returned to Alaska and began his career as a law clerk in Fairbanks for Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been in private practice in Alaska since.

Allen is active in the Anchorage tennis community and serves on the board of directors for both the Alaska Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Section. He has successfully completed the Mount Marathon race in Seward, sustaining only minor injuries, every year since 2004.


  • Whitman College, B.A. with Honors in Philosophy and Asian Studies, 2000
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., order of the coif, 2004


  • Alaska
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Awards, Experience and Activities

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Submissions Editor, Stanford Journal of International Law
  • USTA/PNW Board of Directors
  • Alaska Tennis Association Board of Directors