About Us

We are an Alaska law firm representing people against insurance companies and corporations who have caused harm.

We extensively litigate spine injury cases.

We also handle a large number of serious fractures and traumatic injuries. Insurance companies like GEICO, Allstate, State Farm, and Progressive tend to listen when we explain damages because we litigate so many cases each year with these same companies. People often rely on our horsepower to make insurance companies and large corporations do what is right. We have lawyers. We have resources. We have specialized knowledge to help injured people get what is fair.

Derek Koehler

Derek Koehler: Associate

Derek Koehler joined Barber and Associates, LLC in the spring of 2019. Derek was born and raised in Anchorage and graduated from West High in 2002. He graduated from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There, Derek focused on litigation and trial work, including completing the school’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program and interning with the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office. After being admitted to the Alaska Bar in 2013, Derek worked as a public defender in Palmer, where he tried 40 cases to jury verdicts.

Before law school, Derek graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in history. Derek is also is a founding member of the UNLV Men’s Ice Hockey program. When he’s not at work Derek enjoys hockey, golf, target shooting, and spending time with his wife and twin boys.

Adam Winner

Adam Winner: Partner

Adam Winner is a lifelong Alaskan who joined Barber and Associates, LLC in the spring of 2014, and was made partner in 2020. He earned his law degree at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. In law school, Adam was a sharp study and was selected as a Teacher’s Assistant for torts. Immediately after law school, Adam had the honor of serving as a law clerk for Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton.

Adam also graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, earning Bachelor’s Degrees in both Political Science and Spanish. After college, he returned to Anchorage and helped manage local and statewide elections. Adam’s study of political science in college, and work in politics after college, sparked his interest in the law and his desire to use it to help people. Outside of work, he enjoys an active Alaskan lifestyle that includes running, biking, skiing, hiking, tennis, cooking, hockey, and fly-fishing.

Jeff Barber

“Other lawyers refer their friends and family to us because we know how to deal with the insurance companies.”

  • Wasilla High School
  • Connecticut College
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Nominated by Super Lawyers
  • Past President Alaska Association for Justice
  • Member American Association for Justice
  • Admitted to Ninth Circuit, Federal and Alaska Bar
  • Experience handling multi-million dollar injury cases
  • Key note speaker on bad faith insurance litigation
  • Represented plaintiffs in hundreds of spine injury cases
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