Adam Harki



  • Vice President





Adam is a near-lifelong Alaskan who grew-up in Anchorage. After obtaining a dual bachelor’s degree in finance and business management from Eastern Washington University, Adam worked several years as a branch manager for a full-service Alaskan financial institution. After graduating with top honors from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, Adam returned to Alaska where he has practiced law at Guess & Rudd since 2015.

Adam’s practice focuses primarily on regulated oil and gas pipelines, business and commercial law, business transactions, natural resources, real estate, regulated public utilities, probate, banking (in particular lender liability defense), and litigation defense. Outside of work, Adam enjoys being a father, skiing, ice hockey, travelling, cycling, hiking, and fishing.


Areas Of Practice

  • General Civil Matters 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Alaska, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2017


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Juris Doctor – 2014
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Dean’s list 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Finance
    • Major: Business Management

Published Works

  • The Foundation Journal for Natural Resources and Energy Law, Legal Updates Affecting Oil & Gas Exploration, Alaska Section, 2018, 2022
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Oil and Gas Update, Alaska Section 2019-2021
  • Texas A&M Journal of Property Law, Survey on Oil and Gas, Alaska Section, 2020
  • Oil & Gas Annual Reports, The Year in Review, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law, Alaska Section, 2017-2020
  • Water Resources Committee Reports, The Year in Review, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law, 2017-18, 2020

Representative Cases

  • Mills v. Wood, 726 Fed. Appx. 631 (9th Cir. 2018)
  • ConocoPhillips v. State of Alaska, DNR, No. 3AN-18-05628 CI (Alaska Super. Ct. Apr. 13, 2020)


  • Oil & Gas Law Short Course, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2018