Kim Dunn

Kim Dunn
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By understanding clients’ current needs in the context of their overall mission and values, we provide effective, tailored, and timely legal representation.

Kim focuses her practice on employment, labor, housing, and nonprofit organization law. 

Kim serves as general counsel to a number of nonprofit and public institutions, including clinics, social service agencies, housing authorities, municipalities and tribes. She serves as litigation defense and arbitration counsel for a variety of Alaska employers and project owners.

Kim also provides continuing education presentations in areas of employment, risk management, fiduciary duties of directors, and federal housing programs.

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A lifelong Alaskan, Kim enjoys raising her family where she grew up, working on her Crooked Lake cabin, and traveling throughout Alaska.
Admitted to Practice
  • Alaska
  • United States District Court, District of Alaska
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1981, magna cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1985
Memberships & Recognition
  • Alaska State Bar
    • Member, Employment Law Section
    • Member, Alaska Native Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Construction Law Section
    • Member, Employment/Labor Section
  • Alaska Legal Elite
Reported Cases
  • Kopanuk v. AVCP Regional Housing Authority, 902 P.2d 813 (Alaska 1995)
  • Brown v. Knowles, 307 P.3d 915 (Alaska 2013)

Alaska Native Entities and Employment Laws, Dartmouth Lawyers Association, 2015.

Housing Commissioner Training, Association of Alaska Housing Authorities, October 2009, November 2010, November 2012, October 2014, March 2016, October 2017, October 2018; BIA Providers Conference, HIP Category D program compliance (December 2016, 2017).

Records Retention, Employee Discipline & Termination, NBI Presentation, December 2014.

Presentations (cont'd)

Employment Exemptions for Alaska Native Corporations, Tribal Organizations, and Tribes, January 2002, Alaska Bar Association Employment Section presentation. Overview of state, federal and local laws applicable to Alaska Native entity employers.

ANCSA Employment Law Issues, October 2001 and 2002, Alaska Business Seminars HR and Employment Law Update.  Overview of federal, state and local law applicable to ANCSA corporations and other Alaska Native entities.

Wage and Hour Issues, December 1999 (Anchorage).  Overview of state and federal wage laws; new developments.

Other: Continuing legal education topics on Employment Discrimination, Wage and Hour Issues, Avoiding Employment Retaliation Claims, Recent Developments in Employment Law, Legal Issues Affecting Medical Records, Amendments to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.