Company: George Wayne Skladal, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
George Wayne Skladal, Owner at George Wayne Skladal, Attorney and Counselor at Law, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in commercial and business law.
With more than 60 years of professional experience, Mr. Skladal has been the owner of George Wayne Skladal, Attorney and Counselor at Law since 1977. In this position, he helps solve business and commercial problems for individuals, business, and partnerships, and is well-versed in settling disputes for clients and others. Prior to founding his law firm, Mr. Skladal served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1974, becoming an Airborne Ranger and attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Mr. Skladal began his career with the Texas Military Institute, receiving a diploma as the valedictorian of his class in 1950. He then became a student at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1954. Concurrent with his military service, he continued his studies with the United States Army Command and General Staff College, completing a graduate degree in advanced military and operational studies in 1965. He subsequently joined the University of Kansas for a Master of Science in petroleum management in 1967, followed by the University of Alaska Anchorage for a Master of Public Administration in 1973. In 1977, Mr. Skladal concluded his studies at the St. Mary’s University School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor in 1977.
Mr. Skladal has been admitted to practice in the states of Texas and Alaska, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Alaska. He is licensed as an attorney emeritus in the state of Texas, but does not currently practice in Texas.
Upon his retirement from the Army, Mr. Skladal faced the choice of whether to go into civil engineering or the legal industry. Deciding that pursuing the field of law would allow him to begin his post-military career sooner, and eager to work, his decision proved to be an easy choice. A leader in his professional circles, he has been active with numerous organizations in relation to his areas of expertise, including the tax section, the tutor committee, and the law related education committee of the Alaska Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Barristers’ Society, the Order of Barristers, the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi, and as a barrister, master, and president of the Anchorage Inn of Court.
Mr. Skladal has been affiliated with the University of Alaska Anchorage in a variety of roles, including on the budget and planning committee, the chairman of citizens’ advisory committee to the chancellor, the college of engineering advisory council, the sea grant program, and the alumni association. He has also been a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Golden Key National Honor Society, Disabled American Veterans, and the Order of the Engineer. He was active with the ACSE divisions of soil mechanics, engineering mechanics, and geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering.
A respected voice in his community, Mr. Skladal is the former president of the Tudor Area Community Council, a former deputy director of the Alaska Division of Energy and Power Development, and a former executive director attorney with the Alaska Pipeline Commission. He is the Vice Chair of the TOEM committee of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, he was a speaker for the Alaska World Affairs Council and Defense Transportation Association, and he is a member of the public advisory committee for the Exxon Valdez Spill Trustee Council. Mr. Skladal has been a volunteer intake officer for the State of Alaska Ombudsman’s Office, a book sale volunteer for the Alaska Municipal Library, and a member of the board of directors for the Alaska Chamber Singers.
Throughout his career, Mr. Skladal has been recognized for his contributions, including with the Meritorious Service Award from the University of Alaska Anchorage. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce awarded him for Contributions to Quality Higher Education in Alaska, and St. Mary’s University School of law gave him an American Jurisprudence Award, named him to the Dean’s List, and among the Top 15% in his class. He received a Bausch and Lomb Science Award, and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas named him the winner of the cross-country running competition. He wrote The Coastal Boundaries of Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4, which is located in twenty libraries including the Library of Congress.
For his military service, Mr. Skladal received a Bronze Star Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. He earned a Ranger Tab, a Parachutist Badge, and the Expert Carbine, Pistol, and Rifle Marksmanship Badges. An Honor Graduate of the United States Army Quartermaster Career Officer Course, the Texas Military Institute recognized him as the Best Officer and Best Mathematician, as the Commander of the Best Company, as the President of the National Honor Society, and with the No Demerit Ribbon.
Looking toward the future, Mr. Skladal intends to continue doing what he is doing now.
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