Andrew Ott began his legal career as a contract attorney for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation in August of 1989.  He was a member of the Plaintiffs’ Attorneys through December of 2008, serving as an attorney in the Class Action Lawsuit against Exxon in Alaska’s Federal District Court, through the 9th Circuit of Appeals, and in the U.S. Supreme Court that was responsible for the $5 billion punitive damage jury award.  In addition, he was part of the State Trial team representing the municipalities of Cordova, Seward, Kodiak Island Borough, Ouzinkie, Port Lions, Larsen Bay and Old Harbor.  He helped develop the distribution plans for various claimant categories resulting from the success of their case.  He now provides his legal expertise to the Kodiak community, handling cases ranging from criminal and family law to business law and estate planning.
Andrew Ott graduated with Honors from Seattle University, and the Seattle University School of Law.  He is a member of the bar in Alaska and Washington.

Andrew resides on Kodiak Island where he raised his two children Mechila and Aiden, who are both now attending college in Washington State.  Among his interests outside of his practice, he is the legal advisor for Kodiak Teen Court, the local youth court program.  He teaches high school students criminal law & procedure and constitutional law so that they can become teen attorneys and judges for the program.  He also participates in Kodiak’s thriving community theatre program as a performer and director.   

Mr. Ott has been a member of the Lions Club since 1995 and speaks fluent German.




Janella Kamai has spent her entire legal career helping the people of Alaska, mostly in rural Alaska. She has a broad range of experiences from family and criminal law to civil litigation and estate planning. She also has extensive experience with adoptions ad child protection cases.

Janella Kamai has spent her entire legal career helping the people of Alaska, mostly in rural Alaska. She has a broad range of experiences from family and criminal law to civil litigation and estate planning. She also has extensive experience with adoptions ad child protection cases.

Janella grew up in small West Texas towns. As the daughter of a pastor and football coach, she often moved from one small town to the next. Despite the humble and rural childhood, which often included summers on a family farm, she was gifted with many opportunities to travel abroad and work in other cultures from an early teen through graduation from law school.

These travels promoted her desire to work with families and individuals in any capacity that she could. Law school was not the goal and was not even part of the initial plan. Instead she attended Texas Christian University pursuing a degree in public relations before relocating to Indiana to pursue a Master's Degree in Public Affairs, with special focus on Non-Profit Management. It was while working on her graduate program that Janella was persuaded that she could better meet her goals of assisting families with a law degree added to her Master's degree.

While working on her law degree, Janella seized the opportunity to clerk in Dillingham, Alaska and then Kodiak, Alaska. Her experience clerking in small communities is where she fell in love with the lifestyle and opportunities afforded to Alaskans. Wanting an Alaskan life for herself and her family, Janella remained in Alaska after completing her judicial clerkship with the Honorable Joel Bolger.

Janella's professional experience has encompassed nearly all facets of the law. While actively practicing, she sought to improve her legal skills and finished another advanced degree, an LLM in Estate Planning and Elder Law, so that she can continue to meet the growing needs of families and the elderly in rural Alaskan communities. She continues to maintain a large family law, business law, estate planning, and civil litigation practice.

Janella lives in Kodiak Alaska with her husband TC Kamai and their children. She has two adult step-sons who have now left home and pursuing their own lives. She also has two young children still at home who keep her busy with transportation, school, and attending after school activities and sporting events. She is also the board president of the local Kodiak Christian School where her two youngest children attend. Professionally, Janella remains a staunch advocate of alternative dispute resolution methods as a means of amicable alternative to litigation. She is a member of the Alaska Association of Justice, Criminal Defense Bar, Probate & Estate Bar, Family Law Bar, and a member of the Alaska Association of Collaborative Professionals.







Kamai, LLC ~ Attorney’s at Law
340 Mission Road Kodiak, AK 96615

Local Phone: (907) 512-3090
Fax: 907-512-3052

Phone: (888) 517-3219

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