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Hawley Troxell Earns the Best Lawyers in America©, 2018 Edition

By Hawley Troxell,

Boise, Idaho – August 19, 2017. Hawley Troxell is pleased to announce that 28 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in various practice areas, ranging from bet-the-company litigation to securities/capital markets law. Each recipient was selected through a rigorous national survey involving over 5 million detailed evaluations by other attorneys, reflecting a high level of respect for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

In addition, five of Hawley Troxell’s attorneys were named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year”.

Steven W. Berenter; Employment Law-Management
Kenneth C. Howell; Banking and Finance Law
Gerald T. Husch; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John Stanley McGown, Jr.; Trusts and Estates
Craig L. Meadows; Litigation-Insurance

The 28 attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® include:


Tyler J. Anderson; Litigation-Construction (since 2016).

John Ashby; Litigation-Labor and Employment (since 2017).

Brian L. Ballard; Real Estate Law (since 2005-06).

Steven W. Berenter; Employment Law-Management (since 2011), Health Care Law (since 2017), Labor Law-Management (since 2011), Litigation-Labor and Employment (since 2017).

Merlyn W. Clark; Arbitration (since 2011), Bet-the-Company Litigation (since 2010), Commercial Litigation (since 2006), Mediation (since 2011).

C.Clayton Gill; Commercial Litigation (2018), Employment Law-Management (2018), Litigation-Labor and Employment (2018).

Richard F. Goodson; Real Estate Law (since 2011).

Kenneth C. Howell; Banking and Finance Law (since 2015), Corporate Law (since 2016).

Larry C. Hunter; Commercial Litigation (since 2006), Environmental Law (since 2007), Litigation-Construction (since 2011), Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (since 2011).

Gerald T. Husch; Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (since 2007), Insurance Law (since 2007), Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (since 2011).

Paula L. Kluksdal; Real Estate Law (since 2016).

David W. Knotts; Construction Law (since 2016), Insurance Law (since 2014), Litigation-Construction (2018), Litigation-Insurance (2016).

John F. Kurtz; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (since 2010), Commercial Litigation (since 2010).

James L. Martin; Insurance Law (since 2008), Litigation-Banking and Finance (since 2012), Litigation-Insurance (since 2016).

John Stanley McGown, Jr.; Tax Law (since 2007), Trusts and Estates (since 2007).

Craig L. Meadows; Bet-the-Company (since 2010), Commercial Litigation (since 2006), Insurance Law (since 2010), Litigation-Banking and Finance (since 2011), Litigation-Insurance (since 2015), Litigation-Labor and Employment (since 2011), Litigation-Real Estate (since 2011), Litigation-Securities (since 2011).

Brad P. Miller; Litigation-Labor and Employment (2018).

Nicholas G. Miller; Corporate Governance Law (since 2015), Corporate Law (since 2006), Public Finance Law (since 2003-04), Securities/Capital Markets Law (since 2010).

Thomas J. Mortell; Health Care Law (since 2013).

Christine E. Nicholas; Corporate Governance Law (since 2015).

Carsten A. Peterson; Litigation-Insurance (2018).

Mark S. Prusynski; Insurance Law (2008), Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants (since 2011), Professional Malpractice Law (since 2011).

Richard A. Riley; Corporate Law (since 2006), Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2007).

Stephen R. Thomas; Commercial Litigation (since 2010), Insurance Law (since 2012).


Marvin M. Smith; Litigation-Insurance (2018).


Howard D. Burnett; Commercial Litigation (since 2010), Corporate Law (since 2012).

David P. Gardner; Insurance Law (2018).


Rita L. Ricks; Real Estate Law (since 2010).

About Hawley Troxell:
Hawley Troxell is Idaho’s largest, full-service business law firm. The firm has 75 attorneys and 23 practice groups. August 1, 2017, Moffatt Thomas and Hawley Troxell joined forces and united under the Hawley Troxell banner. Combined, the two firms possess more than 100 years of a tradition of excellence in legal service in Idaho and the Intermountain West. With locations in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Reno. Hawley Troxell’s headquarters are located at 877 W. Main Street, Boise Idaho. For additional information about the firm, visit www.hawleytroxell.com

About Best Lawyers®
Since 1983, Best Lawyers ® has been regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other attorneys in their practice areas, and because attorneys are not allowed to pay to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers ® is considered an honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”