Thomas P. Owens III, president and founder of Alaska HR Consulting, has been working as an attorney in the field of Alaska employment litigation for 15 years.  For the last five years Tom has served as the Managing Shareholder of Burr, Pease & Kurtz, an Anchorage law firm that has represented the interests of Alaska businesses since the late 1950’s.  Tom received his law degree from Duke University and has been licensed to practice in Alaska since 1990.  Since that time, Tom has devoted his career to representing businesses, large and small, both in and out of the courtroom, on the full range of human resource issues that confront employers today.  Tom has recently been voted into the Woodward White, Inc. publication The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Employment Law.