Hans Huggler


Hans Huggler JD ’14 and his partner, Alexandria Shasteen, have formed Borealis Benefits Law, Incorporated. A virtual practice, the firm represents individuals in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington whose employer-provided disability insurance claims have been denied. For more information, visit, email, or call 907-600-1711. Previously, Huggler was with Lane Powell PC as an associate (2015–2021) and counsel to the firm (2022) in its Portland and Anchorage offices. He worked on teams representing disability insurers and claims administrators as well as teams representing and advising clients on a range of insurance, aviation, and other commercial matters. Huggler, who now lives in British Columbia, holds an LLM from the McGill Faculty of Law, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, and clerked for Sharon Gleason, U.S. District Judge for the District of Alaska.


Hans N. Huggler JD ’14, an associate with Lane Powell, has relocated from the firm’s Portland office to its Anchorage office. Huggler is a commercial litigator with a focus on transportation and insurance-related matters. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sharon Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska before joining Lane Powell. Huggler is completing an LLM degree in air and space law from McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law in Montreal, Quebec, which includes a research project focusing on U.S. court jurisdiction over international air crash claims. In addition to his studies and work at the firm, Huggler serves as a representative-at-large on the executive committee of the Transportation Lawyers Association. He also holds undergraduate degrees in economics and political science from Oregon State University and an MSc in criminal justice policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Huggler writes, “Lane Powell offers the ability to represent clients across the Pacific Northwest and Alaska from any office, and my wife and I were eager to return to Anchorage to enjoy the Alaska lifestyle and raise our son in this community. I have been counsel on cases in Alaska my entire career and look forward to becoming a greater part of Alaska’s vibrant legal community.”


Hans Huggler JD ’14 joined Lane Powell as an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. Huggler will focus his practice on complex litigation.