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Hawley Troxell Board of Partners Elect Stephen R. Thomas to the Board, Re-Elects Brad P. Miller

By Hawley Troxell,

Boise, Idaho – January 1, 2018. Hawley Troxell is pleased to announce that partner, Stephen R. Thomas has been elected to a 4-year term to the Firm’s Board of Partners, additionally Brad P. Miller has been re-elected to a 4-year term. They join Paula Kluksdal, Tom Mortell, and Nick Miller who serves as Managing Partner.

Steve has established a practice in litigation and legislative advocacy. He handles commercial litigation, products liability, resources disputes, and insurance defense. As a legislative advocate, Steve represents clients in such industries as oil and gas, railroad, health insurance, forest products, consumer finance, and soft drink industries.

He is past Chairman of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, Director of Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, Inc. and a Member of the Boise Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a Director and past President of the Ore-Ida Council, Boys Scouts of America.

Steve is recognized as Best Lawyers®– Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Chamber and Partners, USA, Super Lawyers, and Martindale Hubbell-AV Preeminent. He is also a member of the Idaho State and Federal Courts, New York State and Federal Courts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Idaho Association of Defense Council, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, Executive Committee (past Chair), and the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, Director.

Steve received his J.D. from Columbia University Law School, his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and his A.B. from Yale College.

Brad is chair of the firm’s litigation department and is a member of the employment group. Brad has substantial experience in representing corporate clients on an ongoing basis. He provides preventative employment law advice to clients and assists them in handling employment-related investigations, employee discipline and termination decisions, drafting and interpreting covenants not to compete, employment agreements, policies, procedures, and employee handbooks.

Brad represents employers in a broad range of employment disputes, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour matters, wrongful termination, breach of contract, family and military leave matters, non-compete, and trade secret litigation. He has represented employers in class and individual employment-based litigation before state and federal courts and state agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Idaho Human Rights Commission, State Fair Employment Practices Agencies, and the State and Federal Departments of Labor.

Brad holds the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV. He is also listed in Chambers & Partners for Labor and Employment Law, and Best Lawyers® in America, Labor and Employment.

Brad received his J.D. from University of Idaho College of Law and his B.S. cum laude from University of Idaho.