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Private Civil Litigation Evaluators & Small Lawsuit Resolution Roster

Pursuant to Idaho Statute 7-1501 and I.C.A.R. 74

 

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Contact Information

Gillespie, James R.
Jmes R. Gillespie, P.A.
300 South Myrtle; Post Office Box 2337
Boise, Idaho 83701
Phone: (208) 344-8400
Fax: (208) 344-7100

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$200 per hour plus normal travel rate one way and reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No.

Years of Law Practice
49

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Utah State Bar; Federal Bar; ABA Alternative Dispute Section; Utah and Idaho Alternative Dispute

Education and Training
J.D. ; L.L.B. B.S. and M.S. (1964)

Experience and Specialties
  • Commercial litigation, ADR
  • 2200 Mediatioons; 150 arbitrations
  • Civil litigation - 49 years
  • Extensive mediation CLE's, federal, state and municipal mediation/arbitrations

Contact Information

Graham, Chris
Jones Gledhill Fuhriman Gourley, P.A.
225 North 9th Street, Suite 820
Boise, Idaho 83716
Phone: (208) 331-1170
Fax: (208) 331-1529

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$150 per hour, travel at 1/2 hourly rate, reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes, one or two per year.

Years of Law Practice
12

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Defense Research Institute; Idaho Assn of Defense Counsel

Education and Training

Experience and Specialties
  • Over 10 years of litigation practice, including personal injury, product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, dram shop liability, employment law, commercial litigation and insurance coverage and defense.
  • Participated in hundreds of mediations and SLRA hearings and past experience as SLRA evaluator.
  • Over 10 years of trying cases, including first chair jury trials.

Contact Information

Hawkins Kent L.
Merrill & Merrill
109 N. Arthur, 5th Floor; Post Office Box 991
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Phone: (208) 232-2286
Fax: (208) 232-2499

Counties
Bannock

Judicial Districts
Sixth

Compensation & Expenses
$150 per hour; travel tiime at $150 per hour plus mileage and out-of-pocket costs reimbursement.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No.

Years of Law Practice
25

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)

Education and Training
J.D. - J. Reuben Clark School of Law

Experience and Specialties
  • Litigation for 25 years, mostly insurance defense but also significant number of plaintiff cases. Focus on insurance coverage, both from plaintiff perspective and insurers.
  • Mediate and settle almost all of my cases. Have been SLRA evaluator in 2 cases.
  • Hundreds of cases, mostof which settled. 15 to 20 jury trials and 10 court trials.

Contact Information

Hoopes, D. Fredrick
Hopkiins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes, PLLC
428 Park Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
Phone: (208) 523-4445
Fax: (208) 523-4474

Counties
Bonneville

Judicial Districts
Seventh

Compensation & Expenses
$200 per hour; travel at $200 per hour plus long distance mileage and reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes; sliding scale or periodic payment for slightly indigent; no fee for indigent.

Years of Law Practice
40

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Idaho Trial Lawyers Assn; Inns of Court; American Bar Assn; ABF; ACTL; IACDL; ILF; and NACDL

Education and Training
J.D. - Texas Tech University; B.S. - Brigham Young University; American University; General Civil Mediation Course at University of Idaho

Experience and Specialties
  • Torts and criminal law
  • Mediated substantial number of cases, mostly medical malpractice.
  • Have tried approx 50 civil cases and 50 criminal cases
  • Adjunct Professor for Trial Advocacy Program at University of Idaho, College of Law

Contact Information

Janis, John
Hepworth, Janis & Kluksdal
537 W. Bannock
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 343-7510
Fax: (208) 342-2927

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$225 per hour. Charge for travel time to and from mediation dependent on circumatances but will make it easy and economical for participants.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes

Years of Law Practice
26

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
ITLA; Inns of Court; IDJI Committee; Evidence Committee, AAJ.

Education and Training
JD Unviersity of Idaho

Experience and Specialties
  • All types of civil litigation
  • Have served as mediator on numerous civil litigation matters (estimate - 30 or more)
  • 26 plus years of doing litigation work exclusively - trials, hearings, appeals
  • Serve on Evidence and Idaho Jury Insructions Committees; have given numerous seminars on civil litigation topics; member of American Inns of Court

Contact Information

Johnson, Charles
Johnson Olson , Chartered
419 W. Benton
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Phone: (208) 232-7926
Fax: (208) 232-9161

Counties
Bannock

Judicial Districts
Sixth

Compensation & Expenses
$100 per hour, plus 50 cente per mile and out-of-pocket expenses

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No, fee is already discounted.

Years of Law Practice
34

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar

Education and Training
J.D. - University of Idaho (1979); B.S. - University of Utal (1976)

Experience and Specialties
  • General civil litigation, personal injury, debtor and creditor relations. No divorce or criminal law.
  • Several SLRA cases as evluator. Participated in SLRA proceedings and mediations in may cases.
  • Hundreds of cases, court and jury trials, appeals.

Contact Information

Johnson, Russell L.
Johnson & Lundgren, P.C.
2176 E. Franklin, Suite 130
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Phone: (208) 376-5256
Fax: (208) 376-5907

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
Flat fee of $600 for very simple mediations and flat fee of $1,000 for more extensive mediations

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes when exceptional need demonstrated.

Years of Law Practice
20

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; ITLA - Govermental Relations Co-Chair

Education and Training
J.D. - Jay Reuben Clark Law School; B.A. Utah State University (1993)

Experience and Specialties
  • Plaintiff litigation
  • Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution; acted as mediator in several cases; mediated many cases to resolution; dozens of mediations as participant.
  • Jury trials bench trials, extensive motion practice.
  • Certified as Civil Trial Specialist by ITLA>

Contact Information

Knotts, Davd W.
Carey Perkins LLP
Post Office Box 519
Boise, Idaho 83701
Phone: (208) 345-8600
Fax: (208) 345-8660

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$180 per hour (as of April 2015), plus half the hourly rate for travel time, in addition to mileage at the IRS rate (or airfare). Reimbursement for travel and meals.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No

Years of Law Practice
30

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; admitted U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Idaho Mediation Assn; Bar Register of Prominent Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America; Mountain States Super Lawyers (construction); Claim & Litigation Management Alliance; Litigation Counsel of America (fellow); International Academy of Construction Lawyers (fellow); National Assn of Distinguished Counsel, Nation's Top One Percent (selected); Martindale-Hubbel AV rated.

Education and Training
A.B. Indiana University, 1977 (Phi Beta Kappa); M.A. University of North Carolina, 1982; J.D. Unviersity of Oregon, 1985 (Order of the Coif); 40-hour Basic and Co-Parenting Focus mediation training (Idaho Mediation Assn, February, 2015).

Experience and Specialties
  • Two year clerkship with Justice Stephen Bistline, Idaho Supreme Court. Twenty-nine years of practice in areas including personal injury, construction defect, insurance coverage, product liability, premises liability, professional liability, employment claims, discrimination claims and fire losses.
  • Participated in several hundred mediations and several SLRA proceedings. Conducting mediations starting March 2015
  • 30 years as a litigator

Contact Information

Knotts, David W.
Carey Perkins LLP
Post Office Box 519
Boise, Idaho 83701
Phone: (208) 345-8600
Fax: (208) 345-8660

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$180 per hour as of April 2015. Travel to and from at half the hourly rate and mileage at the IRS rate, or airfare reimbursment. Reimbursment for travel and meals if applicable.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No

Years of Law Practice
30

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Admitted to U.S. DIstrict Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Idaho Mediation Assn; Bar Register of Prominent Lawyers; The Best Lawyers in America; Mountain States Super Lawyers (construction); Claims & Litigation Mnagement Alliance; Litigation Counsel of America (fellow); International Academy of Construction Lawyers (fellow); National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation;s Top One Percent (selected); Martindale-Hubbard AV rated.

Education and Training
A.B., Indiana University, 1977 (Phi Bweta Kappa); M.A. University of North Carolina, 1982; J.D. Unviersity of Oregon, 1985 (Order of Coif)

Experience and Specialties
  • Two year clerkship with Justice Stephen Bistline, Idaho Supreme Court; Twenty-nine years of practice in areas including personal injury, construction defect, insurance coverage, product liability, premises liability, professional liability, employment claims, discrimination claims and fire losses.
  • Participated in several hundred mediations and several SLRA proceedings. Conducting mediations beginning in March 2015.
  • 30 years as a litigator.

Contact Information

Kumm, Kelly
Kumm & Reichert, PLLC
1305 East Center Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Phone: (208) 232-4051
Fax: (208) 232-2880

Counties
Bannock

Judicial Districts
Sixth

Compensation & Expenses
$125 per hour, plus mileage at federal rate and out-of-pocket expenses

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No.

Years of Law Practice
29

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; SIxth District Bar Assn; Idaho Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Idaho Trial Lawyers Assn.

Education and Training
J.D. - University of Idaho (1984); B.A. - Concordia College (1973). Completed both civil and criminal mediation training from Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution; Advanced Mediation Training at Pepperdine Law School

Experience and Specialties
  • Criminal defense, commercial litigation and family law.
  • Acted as mediator since approx 1980. Originally trained by Harbor View Med Center in Seattle, WA for neighborhood and civil dispute resolution. Continued mediation trainiing after law school. Served as mediator and arbitrator on federal court panels. Done extensive mediation work for Idaho State Bar. On Idaho's small Lawsuit Resolution since its inception.
  • Dozens of criminal trials, most of which are felony trials. Limited jury trial experience and extensivve court civil trial experience, including significant experience in federal bankruptcy courts.

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