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Hawley Troxell Expands Litigation Practice

By Hawley Troxell,

Boise, ID – August 1, 2015.  Hawley Troxell is pleased to announce that Boise lawyers David W. Knotts, Carsten A. Peterson, Tracy L. Wright, William K. Fletcher and Jessica E. Pollack have joined the firm in its main office in Boise.

“We are pleased to welcome this strong team of trial and litigation attorneys to our existing litigation practice group.   These talented individuals enable us to expand our client base and serve our existing clients in a broader range of cases,” said Managing Partner Nick Miller.  “In addition to the strong individual resumes, we are delighted that the group includes attorneys at different experience levels, thus positioning the firm to continue to serve clients for years to come,” Miller said.

The group’s senior attorney, Dave Knotts, who will join Hawley Troxell as a partner, said:  “Hawley Troxell is such a known quantity in the legal community, I felt the opportunity to integrate my practice into the firm just could not be missed.  I am excited about what this will mean for the career trajectories of the several outstanding lawyers with whom I have worked with for some time.”

Knotts has over 25 years of trial and litigation experience and is also listed on the mediator panels for the Idaho Supreme Court and the United States District Court for Idaho.   He has argued appeals before the Idaho Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Knotts received his J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, ID, his masters degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC and his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.   He has been selected for inclusion in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice of insurance law.  He is a Mountain States Super Lawyer and was selected by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media as a “Top Rated Lawyer” in Idaho in the areas of litigation, construction law, insurance law and transportation law.  Knotts is also a member of the Idaho Mediation Association.

Peterson has significant experience in litigation involving medical liability, employment practices, catastrophic personal injury cases, wrongful death and transportation liability.  He is also experienced in administrative complaints filed with the Idaho Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with respect to discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and state laws prohibiting discrimination.  Peterson received his J.D. from the University of Idaho Law School in Moscow, ID and his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Utah State University in Salt Lake City, UT.  He is “AV” Preeminent Peer-Review rated by Martindale Hubbell and is licensed to practice in Idaho and Utah.

Wright has a general litigation practice, with an emphasis on commercial and business litigation, construction litigation, professional liability, personal injury, worker’s compensation and product liability.  He has successfully defended clients in state and federal courts and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.  Wright also has strong ties to the restaurant and hospitality industry, having defended and advised numerous restaurant and hospitality industry clients.   Wright received his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, ID and his B.A. in Philosophy and Anthropology from Auburn University in Auburn, AL.

Fletcher has a litigation practice with an emphasis on insurance defense, personal injury defense, environmental law and government liability.  He received his J.D. from the University of Idaho Law School in Moscow, ID and his B.S. cum laude from Northern Arizona University.  Following law school, Fletcher served for one year as law clerk to the Honorable Robert Elgee in the Fifth District.

Pollack has a general litigation practice which includes insurance defense, personal injury and employment liability.  She received her J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, ID and her B.S. in Public Relations and Communications from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID.  Pollack was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and received the University of Idaho Alumni Association’s Award of Excellence.  Following law school, Jessica served for one year as a judicial law clerk for Justice Daniel T. Eismann of the Idaho Supreme Court.