The Science & Art of Advocacy
When you need a lawyer in Alaska for Personal Injury or a Criminal Defense, you need a savvy lawyer. You need, the "Trial Guy," attorney Eric Derleth. Representing the good people from Alaska charged with crimes or those involved in accidents for 25 years!


Personal Injury

If you are hurt and need a Personal Injury lawyer near you in Anchorage, Soldotna, Kenai, or in the Palmer / Wasilla areas, then contact the “Trial Guy,” for a FREE CONSULTATION. We regularly help the injured throughout Alaska in car crashes, trucking accidents, motorcycle injuries, slip and fall accident cases, premises liability incidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice and more.

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Car Accidents/Truck Accidents

Have you been involved in a car accident in Anchorage? We represent those hurt in motor vehicle and trucking accidents throughout Alaska in Anchorage, Soldotna, Kenai, or Palmer, and Wasilla. Contact the “Trial Guy,” litigation attorney Eric Derleth for a FREE CONSULTATION. We’ve helped hundreds of clients over 25 years collect maximum compensation for auto and truck accidents across Alaska.

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Criminal Defense/DUI

The “Trial Guy,” represents clients in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer or DUI lawyer attorney near Anchorage, Soldotna, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas. Please contact us. The Trial Guy regularly represents criminal defendants charged with crimes throughout Alaska, including drug charges, theft crimes, DUI charges, sex crimes, traffic offenses, domestic violence, violent crimes, misdemeanors, and felonies.

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With Alaska in his blood, for 25 years, the "Trial Guy," Eric Derleth has helped the people in Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas as a personal injury and criminal lawyer. Born and raised in Soldotna, Eric truly understands Alaska’s laws, the people, and the true nature of Alaska. The Trial Guy was raised in a log cabin in Alaska with a belief in America, and a belief in strong individual liberty guaranteed by our Constitution and was raised to fight for the rights of all of Alaska. Eric has expanded his criminal defense and auto accident injury lawyers practice near you, with offices in Anchorage and Soldotna. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIC


Eric and his wonderful staff worked very hard to help me and my husband after our serious car wreck in Cooper Landing. He got us a fantastic result and treated us like family. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a top-notch lawyer!
Christine Aldridge

Eric Derleth helped me with my first and only run-in with the law. He got my DUI and refusal charges dismissed very quickly. He very kindly dismantled the police on the stand and got me my life back, and saved my entire career in the oil patch.
J. W.

He crushed the prosecution so badly the jury verdict declared me “Innocent” instead of just “Not Guilty”. Eric showed through his hard work that he loved me and my family, and we loved him back. One cannot hire a better and more fierce trial lawyer.
George Estrada


Legal problems can be incredibly stressful. During this challenging time, a dedicated and reliable attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your matter. If you're seeking legal guidance, I have the expertise that you need. Eric Derleth Trial Lawyer is focused solely on the needs of my clients. I provide professional and effective representation.


Experience is part of developing a successful law practice, and at Eric Derleth Trial Lawyer people from the Soldotna, Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas get the skilled legal advice and representation they're looking for when they need an attorney.

I have a thorough understanding of Alaska law. With exceptional legal skills, practical solutions, and professional integrity, Eric Derleth Trial Lawyer works hard to help you get the best possible results in the following practice areas:

We regularly help clients in personal injury cases including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle injuries, slip and falls, premises liability, medical malpractice, and almost all other personal injuries caused by another person's negligence. Our criminal defense law practice focuses on most criminal charges in Alaska including drug charges, domestic violence charges, theft crimes, violent crimes, sex crimes, probation and parole violations, DUI, traffic tickets, failure to appear bench warrants, and more. 

I have dedicated my life as an attorney to helping innocent injured accident victims and those being crushed by an authoritarian criminal justice system. We regularly help clients charged with criminal charges such as rape, sodomy, assault, theft, murder, domestic violence, drug charges, drug crimes, prescription drug abuse, and more. We have decades of experience helping our neighbors also fight for just financial compensation in personal injury cases against insurance companies and big businesses in car accidents, trucking, and commercial vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, premises liability cases, those hurt on the job, medical malpractice, dog bites, and wrongful death. 

Eric Derleth, the Trial Guy, is a law firm that prides itself on developing real connections with clients. I put complex legal issues into a language that you can easily understand. I work hard to help our clients in every situation. I treat clients with respect and spend time to make sure that they fully understand the process they are going through.

When you need counsel on a major, life-impacting decision, you deserve an attorney who will listen to you, thoroughly examine the facts, and provide the best possible solution for you and your future.

Please explore our page, it is regularly updated with criminal defense and personal injury news, facts, and commentary. We consider this page an educational resource for all our neighbors in Alaska and hope you find it useful in the pursuit of justice. 


I have advocated for our Alaska clients for over 25 years. There's no need to handle these difficult matters of law all alone. Get the legal advice, counsel, and representation you need. Contact Eric Derleth Trial Lawyer in Alaska for a free, no-obligation, and confidential legal consultation. I can help you decide which course of action will serve your best interests. I regularly represent clients charged with crimes or hurt in accidents throughout Alaska, including Anchorage, Kenai, Soldotna, and in the Palmer/Wasilla areas. Please call me anytime at 907-262-9164.