We are trial lawyers. We represent individuals who have been wrongfully harmed by others. We believe that, as Americans, we are fortunate that we can seek justice before a jury from our own community.
We have dedicated our practice to sharing our client's stories with juries, truthfully and effectively, so that the jury, as the guardians of our community, can reach a just result.
Personal injury cases involve physical or emotional harm caused by the negligence of others, such as a driver running a red light. Frequently, the insurance company representing the driver will fight tooth and nail to pay as little as possible for the negligence of their policy holder. We believe that every person, company, and government should be responsible for the harms they cause. If you have been hurt by someone else's negligence, please contact us.
Insurance bad faith cases occur when an insurance company unreasonably denies, delays, or undervalues payment on a valid claim. These cases are difficult because they come at a time when you, the policy holder, has already suffered a loss, and the insurance premium you faithfully paid every month to protect against that loss isn't honored. If you need help holding your insurance company to the deal they made, please contact us.
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor, or nurse, fails to follow basic safety rules commonly referred to as the standard of care and harm that could have been avoided results. If this has happened to you or a loved one, please contact us.
Injured sailors have access to special claims under federal maritime law. We have experience working with injured sailors and bringing these specialized claims. If you have been injured while working on a vessel, please contact us.
We are all guaranteed rights under our federal and state constitutions. These include the right to equal protection under the law, the right to freedom of speech, and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. If your constitutional rights have been violated by the government, please contact us.
Mark Choate has more than thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer. He is licensed in Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Washington.
Jon Choate joined the firm in 2013 after three years serving as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. Although a recent addition to the firm, as Mark Choate's son, Jon grew up in and around the practice. Jon received his bachelor and law degrees from Harvard University. He is licensed in Alaska and New York.
If you have been harmed by someone else's wrongful acts, please call or email us. There is no fee for an initial consultation.
Our business hours are 8:00AM to 5:00PM Alaska Standard Time (9:00AM-6:00PM PST) M-F.
Phone: (800) 770-2696
Choate Law Firm LLC
424 N. Franklin St.
Juneau, AK 99801