Arthur Severance is a Senior Attorney at W&D Law. For more than 16 years, he has represented business clients in a wide variety of transactional and litigation matters.
As a litigator, Arthur has a tremendous amount of experience defending cases in federal court, especially personal injury and wrongful death cases. In addition, he has handled numerous administrative proceedings and state court cases, as well as appeals before the California Court of Appeals, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arthur has extensive experience investigating claims, conducting law and motion practice and federal and state written discovery, inspections, and depositions, representing clients at mediation, and negotiating settlements. He also has significant transactional experience negotiating and drafting contracts, advising and training stakeholders on legal issues, and in non-profit governance, Alaska Native law, fisheries regulation, and employment law.
Arthur is licensed to practice law in Alaska, Arizona, California, and Colorado, and he is certified as a specialist in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Arthur served in the United States Navy repairing marine radios and other electronics and worked for several years as an English foreign language instructor in Germany and Austria.