John R. Crone

John R. Crone
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Each client that I represent receives the time and effort necessary to advance thoughtful, sound, and meritorious legal arguments, and I ensure that all clients stay informed and actively engaged in their matters. Throughout the course of representation, I am committed to finding efficient and ethical solutions.

John works with individuals and private entities in complex litigation involving a wide range of issues including labor and employment, construction, business, commercial, and administrative matters. John represents clients in any forum where litigation occurs, whether at trial or on appeal before state, federal, or administrative tribunals. John also advocates for clients before Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board and assists in solving marijuana related problems in the areas of entity formation, operations, and regulatory compliance. John represents clients throughout Alaska and beyond.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked for a full-service Alaska law firm handling a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters. John possesses a diverse background of practice areas, including representing employers and employees in all manner of disputes, consolidated pharmaceutical and products liability litigation, and class actions.

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When not practicing law, John enjoys spending time with his family, which includes two energetic young boys. Also an avid rock climber, John can be found spending any other free time in the gym or at the crag.
Admitted to Practice
  • Alaska
  • The United States District Court, District of Alaska
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Alaska
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Colorado and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. 2012
  • Columbia College Chicago, B.A., 2007
Memberships & Recognition
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Since 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Clinical Practice Award, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2011

A Cloud of Uncertainty Over Off-Label Marketing Claims, Trial 22-26 (July 2017)

  • Co-Chair, HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Orthopedic Devices and Hernia Mesh, Boston, Massachusetts, September 27, 2017
  • Speaker, HB Litigation Conferences, Mass Tort Med School + Class Actions, Orlando, Florida, March 15-17, 2017
  • Speaker, Document Destruction; Spoliation; Litigation Holds; and Privilege, 16th Annual Complex Litigation Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2016
  • Speaker, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – The 60 Day Clock is Ticking, Now What? Health Law Section of the Alaska Bar Association, October 2012
Reported Cases
  • Brigham v. Frontier Airlines, Inc., 57 F.4th 1194 (10th Cir. 2023)
  • Moody v. Royal Wolf Lodge, 339 P.3d 636 (Alaska 2014)
  • Community Outreach Director, Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyer Association, 2020
  • Volunteer Attorney, Employment Law Line 9, NBC9News Denver, 2017-18
  • Judge, Advocates Cup, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2017
  • Volunteer Attorney, Alaska Martin Luther King Day: Free Legal Clinic, 2013-2014, 2024
  • Teacher, Alaska Supreme Court LIVE, 2014
  • Judge, Alaska High School Mock Trial Championship, 2013