Alaska - 1972 (Colorado and California licenses are inactive.)
University of Wisconsin, BA 1968 University of California at Berkeley, JD 1971
Note and Comment Editor, California Law Review (1970-1971) Organizer, Indian Law Seminar (Spring 1971) Co-Author, Law and the Native American (with D. Rebecca Snow), 1971.
Comment, State Power and the Indian Treaty Right to Fish, 59 Cal. L. Rev. 485 (1971) [cited in United States v. Washington, 645 F. 2d 749, 754 n. 7 (9th Cir. 1981) (Kennedy, J.) and United States v. Oregon, 657 F. 2d 1009, 1016 (9th Cir. 1982)(Kennedy, J.) and in other opinions.]
Journals to which Mr. Aschenbrenner regularly contributes articles:
The Journal of Public Law (London), Reporter, At-Large, United States. The Alaska Bar Association Journal (Anchorage) aka The Bar Rag
Other Bar Admissions:
United States District Court, District of Alaska - 1972 United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit - 1977
- United States Magistrate, appointed by the Hon. James A. von der Heydt,
United States District Judge, 1974-1978;
- United States Magistrate, appointed by the Hon. James M. Fitzgerald,
United States District Judge, 1978-1982, 1982-1986;
- United States Magistrate, appointed by the Hon. H. Russel Holland, United
States District Judge, 1986-1990 and 1990-1991.
Alaska Supreme Court Appointment:
- Reporter to the Supreme Court for the Civil Rules Committee, appointed by
the Hon. Jay A. Rabinowitz, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court,
- Commissioner, Judicial Conduct Commission, appointed by the Hon. Frank
- Commissioner, Judicial Conduct Commission, re-appointed by the Hon.
Sarah Palin, April, 2008.
- British Reading Room
- Library of Congress
- National Archives
Publications in Print (self-published):
The Thoroughly Modern Landlord The Alaska Commercial Landlord Manual The Alaska Employment Manual for “Just Cause” Employees The Alaska Employment Manual for “At Will” Employees Better Recoveries from Bad Debt Sue it Yourself: Going to Small Claims Court Alaska Nonprofit Corporation Manual Alaska Business Corporation Manual Alaska Limited Liability Company Manual
Mr. Aschenbrenner has written eight other books in this genre; these are in various stages of revision and/or are out-of-print.
Articles in The Alaska Bar Rag
1 – Tea with the Chief: Interview with Chief Justice Wm. Rehnquist 2 – Return to Grand Fenwick: Interview with Chief Justice Rehnquist, cont’d 3 – Mr. Madison's Motions: M ’n’ M at 200 Years Old 4 – Where was Bertrand Russell (When the Law Lords Really Needed Him?) 5 – Tortoise v. Achilles, 4 Mind 278 (1895) 6 – More on White Rabbits and Tortoises 7 – Brown v. Board: Fifty Years Out 8 – Extra Dry and Extra-Judicial: A WineLover’s Guide to Judicial Ethics 9 – Inspector Maigret's Guide to Venue 10 – Lobbying Judges and Computer 'Spyware': A Connection 11 – A Quick Fix for Constitutional Addicts 12 – Giving the Nod to Speech Acts 13 – A Report to the Governor: Free and unFree Speech for Judges 14 – Sancho Panza on the Appellate Bench 15 – Our Euro-Class Constitution:Part One 16 – Our Euroclass Constitution Part Deux: Farmers and Ranchers Get Along with Ronald Coase 17 – Hey Dude, Where's My Wig? 18 – Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me: Beebo Brinker Meets the Tenth Amendment 19 – James Madison On Our Recent Presidential Election 20 – Liars and Lawyers, Part One 21 – Liars and Lawyers, Part Deux 22 – Liars and Lawyers, Part Three: Being Refuted Beats Refuting 23 – Our Constitutional Logic Part I: Jefferson’s Thirteenth Amendment 24 – Our Constitutional Logic Part II: Washington’s Oath 25 – Col. Hamilton's Quandary: 'Who's Your Daddy?' 26 – Midnight at the Supreme Court: John Marshall's Deathly Hallo's. 27 – Sarah Palin's Constitution: Sarah and the Old Virginians 28 – Sarah and the Old Princetonians: The Tigers and the Tenthers 29 – Sarah Palin Channels Ludwig Wittgenstein Part I 30 – Alexander Hamilton and Albert Einstein Drop ‘The Big One’ on James Madison 31 – The metes and bounds of the Haskervilles: It's elementary, My Dear Madison! 32 – Welcome to Spenard, Humor Capital of Alaska 33 – W.A. Mozart sprinkles 'Tutti Frutti' Spenardwards
Law Partnerships and Other Employment:
Aschenbrenner & Savell, 1974-1980; Aschenbrenner & Brooks, 1984-1989; Bradbury, Bliss & Riordan and Bliss Riordan, 1991-1993. Mr. Aschenbrenner has practiced as a sole practitioner in 1974, 1980-1984, and since February 1, 1993.
Mr. Aschenbrenner was employed by the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage and Fairbanks, 1973-1974 to revise the Rules of Civil Procedure and by Alaska Legal Services Corporation in 1972-1973 in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
Aschenbrenner Law Offices was founded in June 1974; Mr. Aschenbrenner practiced law while serving as United States Magistrate from 1974 through 1991. He partnered with Richard Savell from 1974 to 1981, and with Bradbury, Bliss & Riordan from 1989 to 1993.
Mr. Aschenbrenner associates with attorney Jo Friday in the Anchorage office of the firm.
The firm emphasizes real property law, employment law, health law, and creditors’ rights.
Appellate cases argued or briefed by Mr. Aschenbrenner
(with opinions published in the Alaska Reporter):
225 P.3d 1097 (Alaska 2010) Mat-Su Regional Medical Center v. Voss 141 P.3d 726 (Alaska 2006) Valley Hospital Ass’n v. Brauneis 137 P.3d 289 (Alaska 2006) Fairbanks North Star Borough v. ICHRRA 135 P.3d 1000 (Alaska 2006) ICHRRA v. Fairbanks North Star Borough 115 P.3d 527 (Alaska 2005) Interior Trails Preservation Coalition v. Swope 113 P.3d 613 (Alaska 2005) State v. Trust the People 84 P.3d 418 (Alaska 2004) ANTHC v. Settlement Funds (Warden and 66 P.3d 736 (Alaska 2003) Jerue v. Millett 995 P.2d 657 (Alaska 2000) Parks Hiway Ent. LLC v. CEM Leasing, Inc. 835 P.2d 1225 (Alaska 1992) UAF v. Patten 768 P.2d 124 (Alaska 1989) Smith v. Krebs 761 P.2d 1013 (Alaska 1988) Rybachek v. Sutton 756 P.2d 270 (Alaska 1987) Lundgren v. NBA 742 P.2d 227 (Alaska 1987) Lundgren v. NBA 742 P.2d 781 (Alaska 1987) Interior Taxpayers Ass'n, Inc. v. FNSB 736 P.2d 1147 (Alaska 1987) Donnybrook Bldg. Supply Co. v. FNBA 723 P.2d 1267 (Alaska 1986) Gaudiane v. Lundgren 713 P.2d 1203 (Alaska 1986) Drake v. Hosley 670 P.2d 707 (Alaska 1983) Vest v. FNBF 664 P.2d 575 (Alaska 1983) State Dept. of Labor v. UAF 663 P.2d 547 (Alaska 1983) Hayer v. NBA 659 P.2d 1233 (Alaska 1983) Vest v. FNBF 658 P.2d 761 (Alaska 1983) Bentley Family Trust v. Noyes 630 P.2d 13(Alaska 1981) Morris v. State 628 P.2d 565 (Alaska 1981) City of Fairbanks v. Rice 628 P.2d 918 (Alaska 1981) Ballard v. Stich 623 P.2d 1216 (Alaska 1981) Alaska Ins. Co. v. RCA Alaska 621 P.2d 887 (Alaska 1980) State v. 18,018 Square Feet 618 P.2d 561 (Alaska 1980) Walker v. White 615 P.2d 1 (Alaska 1980) Penn v. Ivey 615 P.2d 631 (Alaska 1980) Dalton v. ICB 599 P.2d 746 (Alaska 1979) Veach v. Meyeres Real Estate, Inc. 593 P.2d 621 (Alaska 1979) Robinson v. State 581 P.2d 218 (Alaska 1978) Ashbrook v. O'Harra 577 P.2d 1077 (Alaska 1978) Miller v. State 575 P.2d 782 (Alaska 1978) Gipson v. State 569 P.2d 1338 (Alaska 1977) Maher v. Maher 567 P.2d 311 (Alaska 1977) Duncan v. City of Fairbanks 564 P.2d 1219 (Alaska 1977) Taylor v. State 559 P.2d 104 (Alaska 1977) ICB v. Bussing 549 P.2d 1341 (Alaska 1976) Loomis Electronic Protection v. Schaefer 548 P.2d 279 (Alaska 1976) Morrow v. New Moon Homes, Inc. 545 P.2d 163 (Alaska 1976) Nickels v. State 540 P.2d 1056 (Alaska 1975) City of Fairbanks v. Metro Co.
Workshops and Seminars (from 1998 forward):
October, 1998Alaska Wills & Trusts Workshop October, 1998Employment Law “At Will” Workshop November, 1998 Alaska Nonprofit Corporations November, 1998 Alaska Business Corporations December, 1998 Better Recoveries From Bad Debt December, 1998 Alaska Wage & Hour /Fair Labor Standards Act December, 1998 The Thoroughly Modern Landlord December, 1998 The Alaska Commercial Landlord June, 1999 Hiring The New Worker / Letting People Go June, 1999 The Thoroughly Modern Landlord June, 1999 The Alaska Commercial Landlord July, 1999 Alaska Nonprofit Corporations July, 1999 Alaska Business Corporations – Getting Organized February, 1999 Alaska Health Care Provider Liens May, 2000 Alaska Wage And Hour And FLSA Manual Workshop May, 2000 Alaska Wills And Trusts Guidebook Workshop June, 2000 Sterling: Eviction Seminar October, 2000 Society For Human Resource Management: November, 2000 Alaska Health Car Provider Liens November, 2001 Lorman: Alaska’s Small Claims Court June, 2002 Sterling: Commercial And Residential Evictions Seminar July, 2002 Thoroughly Modern Landlord Workshop July, 2002 A Guide To Small Claims Court Workshop August, 2002Alaska Business Corporations August, 2002Alaska Wills And Trusts Guidebook I November, 2002 Lorman: Alaska’s Small Claims Court November, 2002 Sterling: Evictions in Alaska October, 2003 National Business Institute: Advanced Collection Strategies March, 2004 Sterling: Commercial Leases May, 2004 National Business Institute: Debt Collection Start To Finish May, 2004 AAA: Debt Collection: Start to Finish May, 2005 The Thoroughly Modern Landlord May, 2005 National Business Institute: Alaska Residential Landlord Issues May, 2006 Ft. Wainwright Family Housing: Landlord Workshop July, 2006 American Society of Independent Accounts: Creditor’s Claims In January, 2007 National Business Institute: Debt Collection Strategies October, 2007 Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services: Landlord Forum May, 2008 Ft. Wainwright Family Housing: Landlord Workshop April, 2009 Alaska “At Will” Employment Law April, 2009 Thoroughly Modern Landlord Workshop May, 2009 Alaska Limited Liability Companies May, 2009 Alaska Wage And Hour / FLSA May, 2009 Ft. Wainwright Family Housing: Landlord Workshop November, 2009 National Business Institute: Debt Collection Strategies February, 2010 Thoroughly Modern Landlord Seminar (an ECE course accredited by the Alaska Real Estate Commission). February, 2010 Lawyers For Justice – Health Care Provider Liens August, 2010 Condomania 1 August, 2010The Thoroughly Modern Landlord
A few comments: This list excludes client-oriented workshops, such as the ones for cities, native corporation boards, or institutional landlords on subjects of their choosing. The list also excludes workshops on topics for which the books need to be updated.
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Credentials of Peter J. Aschenbrenner
University of Wisconsin, BA 1968
University of California at Berkeley, JD 1971
Reporter to the Civil Rules Committee,
Alaska Supreme Court 1973-1974
United States Magistrate Judge, 1974-1991
Commissioner, Alaska Commission on
Judicial Conduct since 2004
Attorney in private practice since 1974
Fairbanks and Anchorage
Author of sixteen self-education books