Boise, Idaho – November 19, 2020. Congratulations to Hawley Troxell attorneys, Brad Miller, Tom Mortell, Jetta Mathews, and Austin Strobel on receiving Idaho Business Review’s Leaders in Law honorees. The award is judged by previous Leaders in Law honorees. Experience counts – dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence are expected. Compassion is essential. The Idaho Business Review’s Leaders in Law award recognizes all of these qualities and is dedicated to individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Idaho.
Brad Miller was honored in the Partner category. Brad is a member of the firm’s Board of Partners, as well as chair of the firm’s litigation department and a member of the employment practice 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 is recognized by Chambers & Partners for Labor and Employment Law as well as Best Lawyers in America in Litigation – Labor and Employment.
Tom Mortell was honored in the Partner category. Tom is chair of the firm’s health law group, as well as a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. His health care practice focuses on advising hospitals and other health care providers on all aspects of health care law. He assists health care providers in business transactions, including the acquisition of competing entities, the formation of entities of facilities jointly-owned by hospitals and physicians, the acquisition of physician practices, and professional services contracts between hospitals and physicians. Additionally, he advises hospital boards on issues relating to physician integration, compliance, governance, and strategic planning.
Tom has represented hospital clients in federal false claims act litigation, payer reimbursement claims, and related compliance matters. He represents and advises hospitals and other health care clients with issues relating to physician peer review, credentialing, and discipline. He also advises health care clients on issues related to compliance with HIPAA, EMTALA, and fraud and abuse regulations at both the state and federal level.
Tom is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Health Care since 2-13, and was named Best Lawyers Health Care “Lawyer of the Year” in 2016.
Jetta Mathews was honored in the Up & Coming category.
Jetta Mathews’ primary practice areas are commercial litigation, medical malpractice defense and workers’ compensation defense. Jetta’s practice also includes representing clients in cases related to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Whether the case involves a business dispute, personal injury, or property damage claim, Ms. Mathews creates a strategy for obtaining a favorable result. She has written briefs and argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and prepared written briefs for the Idaho Supreme Court, adding to her strong background in legal writing and research.
Jetta is a member of the Idaho Women Lawyers and the liaison for the Pocatello chapter. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Pocatello, class of 2013-2015.
Austin Strobel was honored in the Associate category. Austin is a member of the firm’s litigation and health care practice groups. He received a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Strobel’s practice touches on a broad variety of areas, but focuses primarily on assisting hospitals and health care providers with their legal needs—ranging from medical malpractice defense to compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Austin was a summer law clerk at Smith & Banks, PLLC.
Austin is a graduate of Leadership Idaho Falls, class of 2017.
The four attorneys along with peers, family and friends celebrated on the Idaho Business Review’s 2020 “virtual” awards ceremony on November 19, 2020.