James L Gaines

Jim Gaines
Jim Gaines

 I am a attorney, licensed in Texas and Alaska, focusing on general civil litigation.  After more than 25 years as a Paramedic and EMS manager it was time to take this aging body to a new career.  Becoming an attorney has allowed me to bring the same support to my community as I did as a paramedic, providing much needed help to those who would otherwise go without.  Here at Alaska Law Offices we focus on the individual and their needs.  Staying out of the ivory towers allows us to better reach people on an personal level, away from the trappings of the wood-grained, over-sophistication of the traditional law firm.

 My practice focuses on general civil litigation, righting the wrongs for people who have no alternative but to turn to an attorney.  The legal world can be a fearsome place, and you want an attorney with experience working with people in their direst hour.  I can help you understand what’s happening, explain the legal process, and head your case in the right direction.

Practice Areas:
General Civil Litigation
Administrative Licensing
Regulatory Compliance
Real Property
Business Law

Education Highlights

Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington

  • Academic Scholarship
  • May 2010 Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude

University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

  •  August 2007 – BA History, Justice Minor; Magna Cum Laude

University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

  • Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

Bartlett High School, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1985- Honor Graduate

Emergency Services Administration & Management

More than 12 years of business administration, management and supervision experience, including EMS Training and Certification Manager for State of Alaska EMS Unit, responsible for the approval and coordination of all state required certifications and training for Alaska EMTs;  Director of EMS for hospital-based EMS agency serving Teton County, Idaho; Owner/operator of private ambulance service, with an annual budget of 1 million dollars; and supervision and development of advanced pre-hospital emergency medical education programs in Alaska, Texas, and Idaho.

Special accomplishments include heading complete rewrite of state EMS rules and regulations; the creation of a first-of-its kind rural distance/hybrid paramedic training program; administration and supervision of sub-regional EMS system in rural Western Alaska; and development and implementation of 1 million dollar bid for county ambulance service in San Miguel County, NM

Emergency Medicine

25 years of experience, training, and education in the provision and management of pre-hospital emergency care: including direction for county-level, hospital based EMS agency, including overall direction of day-to-day operations, county and region-level strategic planning committees, and the creation, implementation, and instruction of a hybrid distance/in-class rural paramedic training program.  The provision of the very highest level of out-of-hospital critical care medical intervention available, including both rotor and fixed-wing air operations, in duty stations ranging from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in Western Alaska to the Central and Gulf Coast regions of Texas.

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