Don C. Bauermeister

Of Counsel


Don’s law practice focuses on litigation involving wrongful death, infant brain injury, negligence, product liability, and bad faith insurance claims. He has performed work for clients with cases in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Don has won jury verdicts for plaintiffs involving many millions of dollars. His most recent verdict recovered $18.9 million for a brain injury victim.  He has also assisted multiple trial teams in obtaining jury verdicts for plaintiffs in excess of two billion dollars. Don often lends his expertise to other lawyers — he and Rick Friedman regularly work together to develop effective presentations for juries in cases involving large compensatory or punitive damages.

Don has lectured in over twenty states on the uses of cognitive neuroscience in the courtroom. He has published papers on legal topics including the uses of neuroscience in jury persuasion. His articles were cover stories for the Nevada Justice Association Advocate magazine. You may download the Mar/Apr 2014 article here, or the Nov/Dec 2014 article here

Don has also lectured on the problem of juror bias and the need for parties and judges to be proactive in dealing with the issue. He was asked to speak on this subject at the 2017 Alaska Bar Convention.

Past Presentations

February 21, 2018, Denver University, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, Neuroscience and Courtroom Persuasion. 

2017 Alaska State Bar Bench Conference, Motivated Reasoning, Memory Bias, and Jury Bias


University of Nebraska School of Law, J.D., 1979

Admitted to Practice

Washington State and Federal Courts

Alaska State and Federal Courts

Nebraska State and Federal Courts

U.S. District Court for the Ninth Circuit