We aspire to provide thorough, thoughtful, and cost-effective representation to our clients while maintaining the highest standards of legal excellence and ethical integrity.


We represent a wide range of individuals, businesses, public institutions, and public utilities. We work collaboratively with our clients to provide efficient and effective representation. We value our relationships with established clients and welcome the opportunity to work with new ones. 


We take an individualized approach to each client’s case, tailoring our services to the client’s needs and wishes. The firm offers transactional advice, representation in mediation and litigation, and legally-informed problem solving. We have extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts, before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska, before other administrative bodies, in arbitrations and mediations, and in a variety of business negotiations. Some attorneys are also available to act as mediators and arbitrators.

Practice Areas

The firm possesses a depth of experience and knowledge in several fields. It has earned a reputation as a leader in public utility law, real estate transactions, complex litigation, appellate advocacy, and employment law. In addition, the firm’s attorneys maintain a firm commitment to providing legal representation pro bono publico.


Ashburn & Mason has been recognized as one of the premier Alaskan law firms. The firm has been ranked among the top firms in Alaska in Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries, General Commercial Litigation and Real estate by Chambers and Partners, the world's leading publisher of legal directories. In addition, Ashburn & Mason has also been ranked as one of America's Best Law Firms by US News and World Report in Administrative / Regulatory Law, White Collar Criminal Defense, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Energy Law, and General Commercial Litigation.  Benchmark Litigation has also listed Ashburn & Mason as a "highly recommended" leading litigation firm.

Mark E. Ashburn passed away on June 3, 2015. Though he is no longer with us, the firm has chosen to keep its name unchanged in honor of Mark’s contributions to his colleagues, clients, and the community. Throughout his career, Mark provided mentorship, guidance, and wisdom to several generations of attorneys at Ashburn & Mason. He was a true model of how to blend courtesy and good humor with effective advocacy; the firm strives to maintain that legacy.