Jeff Feldman

  • Professor

Contact

Phone: 543-0600
Email: feldmanj@uw.edu

Jeff Feldman

Education

B.S., with Honors, Northeastern University J.D., Northeastern University

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Civil Procedure — Trial and Appellate Practice — Constitutional Law — Criminal Law and Procedure — Antitrust and Class Action Litigation

Recent Courses

LAW A 502 Civil Procedure I
LAW B 500 Civil Procedure II
LAW B 545 Deposition Practice

Selected Publications

  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2017-2018, at 10-16 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2017).

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

Jeff Feldman is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches Civil Procedure, Trial Advocacy, and Deposition Practice. Before joining the faculty, he had a long career as a trial and appellate lawyer. He maintains an of counsel affiliation with the Summit Law Group in Seattle, and continues to handle trial and appellate matters in Washington and Alaska.

Mr. Feldman is a recipient of the ACLU's Hero of Constitutional Rights Award, the Alaska Bar Association's Professionalism Award, and twice received the U.S. District Court's Public Service Award. In 2013, he received the Alaska Bar Association's Human Rights Award for a decade of pro bono work on a death penalty case in Texas. Mr. Feldman is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a member of the American Law Institute, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He served for 12 years as Chair of the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct, and as a member of the Board of Governors and as President of the Alaska Bar Association. He obtained his B.A. (with honors) and J.D. degrees from Northeastern University, and served as a law clerk to Alaska Supreme Court Justice Edmond W. Burke.

Mr. Feldman has tried more than 100 cases and argued more than 125 appeals in state and federal courts involving a wide range of issues including the constitutionality of restrictions on reproductive freedom [Valley Hospital Ass'n, Inc. v. Mat-Su Coalition for Choice; Perdue v. Planned Parenthood of Alaska; Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State of Alaska]; constitutionality of proposed ballot initiatives [Northwest Cruise Ship Ass'n., Inc. v. State of Alaska; State of Alaska v. Trust the People Initiative Committee]; class action requirements [Turner v. ACS; Reese v. Malone]; punitive damages [Ace v. Aetna Life Ins. Co.; Aetna Life Ins. Co. v. Fisher]; state leasing of natural resources [Baxley v. State of Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc.]; native American law [Center for Biological Diversity v. Kempthorne]; legislative redistricting [In re 2001 Redistricting Cases]; the federal government's zero tolerance drug policy [Hogan v. von Raab]; issues of criminal procedure [Linehan v. State; Farleigh v. Municipality of Anchorage; Arnold v. State; Reynolds v. State; State v. Serdahely; and Plas v. State]; issues of civil Procedure [Hunter v. Phillip Morris USA]; and imposition of the death penalty by the State of Texas on an intellectually impaired offender [Chester v. Thaler].

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • Susan Orlansky & Jeffrey M. Feldman, Justice Rabinowitz and Personal Freedom: Evolving a Constitutional Framework, 15 Alaska L. Rev. 1-32 (1998).
  • Jeffrey M. Feldman & Stuart A. Ollanik, Compelling Testimony in Alaska: The Coming Rejection of Use and Derivative Use Immunity, 3 Alaska L. Rev. 229-67 (1986).
  • Jeffrey M. Feldman, The Fifth Amendment, Self-Incrimination, and Foreign Prosecution: The Saga of the Ryuyo Maru, 11 UCLA Alaska L. Rev. 119-55 (1982).
  • Jeffrey M. Feldman, Criminal Procedure in Alaska, 9 UCLA Alaska L. Rev. 109-42 (1980).
  • Jeffrey M. Feldman, Search and Seizure in Alaska: A Comprehensive Review, 7 UCLA Alaska L. Rev. 75-122 (1977).

Book Chapters

  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2017-2018, at 10-16 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2017).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2016-2017, at 10-16 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2016).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2015-2016, at 12-19 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2015).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2014-2015, at 16-26 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2014).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2013-2014, at 16-25 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2013).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2012, at 21-36 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2012).
  • Susan Orlansky, Jeffrey M. Feldman & Alexander O. Bryner, The Insider’s Guide to the Alaska Appellate Courts, in 1 Appellate Practice Compendium 381-400 (Dana Livingston ed., American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers 2012).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2011, at 21-36 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2011).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2010, at 21-36 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2010).
  • Jeff Feldman, Alaska, in Survey of Class Action Law 2009-2010, at 19-29 (American Bar Association Section of Litigation 2009).

Professional Publications

  • Jeffrey M. Feldman & Margie Mae Neille, Certifying Professional Competence: The Alaska Experiment, B. Examiner, Feb. 1983, at 4-10.
  • Speaker, "What to Do When Your Client Wants to Lie on the Stand", Alaska Bar Association (May 1, 2018)

  • Speaker, "Difficult Lawyers, Difficult Judges", Alaska Bar Association (May 1, 2016)

  • Speaker, "Alaska Appellate Practice", Alaska Court System (March 1, 2015)

  • Speaker, "Expert Witness Examinations in Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Cases", Alaska Court System (February 1, 2015)

  • Speaker, "Off the Record with the Alaska Court of Appeals", Alaska Bar Association and University of Washington School of Law (January 1, 2015)

  • Speaker, "Civil Trial Practice", Alaska Bar Association and Alaska Association of Paralegals (September 1, 2012)

  • Speaker, "Appellate Practice", American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers (March 1, 2012)

  • Speaker, "Off the Record with the Court of Appeals", Alaska Court of Appeals and Alaska Bar Association (February 1, 2012)

  • Speaker, "Oral Argument Techniques", Alaska Attorney General’s Conference, (September 1, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Terrorism and Civil Liberties", Alaska Bar Association (May 1, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Supreme Court Practice and Procedure", Alaska Supreme Court and Alaska Bar Association (February 1, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Attorney-Client Privilege Issues in the Corporate Setting", Alaska Bar Association (January 1, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Off the Record with the Supreme Court", Alaska Supreme Court and Alaska Bar Association (December 1, 2009)

  • Speaker, "Trial Practice Skills Seminar", American Board of Trial Advocates (October 1, 2009)

  • Speaker, "Appellate Practice", Alaska Bar Association (December 1, 2008)