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Ted Popely


THEODORE W. POPELY, PC is a specialized Alaska government affairs law firm, well- suited to advance client positions in Alaska and in the United States Congress based on long standing relationships with key Alaska decision makers.

For over twelve years, firm principal Ted Popely was privileged to serve as Chief Legal Counsel for the Alaska Legislature, developing profound and long time political and technical knowledge in fields that affect his clients.

Whether shaping decisions that decide a company’s fortunes, an industry’s future or an institution’s survival, Theodore W. Popely, PC has earned a reputation for achievement in Alaska. A top-ranked attorney combined with incomparable experience in Alaska’s challenging governmental arenas, the firm is positioned to provide access to the decision makers and accurate, professional assistance in developing and promoting clients’ goals.


Natural Resources - We assist clients in the oil and gas, mining, fisheries and forestry sectors, some of the most strictly regulated and frequently modified fields in Alaska.

Trade and Economic Development - Virtually no client can avoid the economics of trade relations and regulation. We have made a serious commitment to assisting clients in developing trade and commerce in the Alaskan, national, and world arenas.

Business and Insurance - Assisting clients in negotiating local, state and federal regulation is paramount to the business and insurance fields, in which we have developed substantial expereince.

State Procurement and Budget Matters - State and federal budgets play an integral role in municipal and small business development. Knowing the players and the process is a critical component of clients’ success.

Telecommunications - Alaska is still developing its telecommunications network. With proper support and development, clients can grow and prosper in the telecommunications frontier that is Alaska.

Tourism - We are committed to helping clients in one of the State’s biggest industries. Replete with new challenges every day, trade and tourism comprises a significant part of Alaska’s future.

Native Law Issues - With attorneys that have substantial experience in Alaska Native issues, we provide insight and advocacy at the state and federal levels.

Transportation and Construction - Virtually nothing touches more of Alaska than its construction and transportation challenges. Our experience in this area is unmatched, and we bring all of our resources to bear in promoting clients’ unique interests.


TED POPELY, a distinguished member of the Alaska Bar, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law in 1994, Ted has received numerous awards and honors for his achievements as an attorney. He is an accredited author with the Arizona Law Review and has been admitted to practice before the Alaska Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court, and the United States Supreme Court.

From 1995-2007, Ted served as lead counsel for the Alaska Legislature, where he advised and counseled leading legislators, Administration of- ficials and staff. He served as committee counsel, carrying specific legislation, and working regularly with top state and federal officials.

Ted has practiced in the private sector as a civil litigator, and served as a law clerk before the Honorable Judge Elaine Andrews. Having forged strong relationships with key officials throughout Alaska and at the federal level, his professional and personal ties within local, state and federal governments serve as a tremendous resource in pursuit of his clients’ goals.