Janine has over 20 years of experience and has handled all aspects of litigation in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, general civil, landlord/tenant, breach of contract, health care and malpractice claims. Janine has also reviewed and revised contracts and employer policies and procedures; assisted with the investigation and analysis of regulatory and administrative matters; and reviewed and analyzed proposed legislation.
As a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, Janine was responsible for oversight and administration of all aspects of chapter 7 bankruptcy cases including review and analysis of bankruptcy and other financial documents; investigation and evaluation of assets for liquidation to pay creditors, including contract rights, litigation rights, residential and commercial real property, and numerous types of personal property; conducted debtor and related party interviews; preparation of court pleadings; and participation in all aspects of negotiations, mediations and litigation.
Since returning to Hawley Troxell in 2019, Janine has been engaged in the process of defending many employers and sureties at all stages of workers’ compensation, including initial evaluations of potential exposure for employers and sureties, as well as ongoing investigations and preparations for hearings before the Idaho Industrial Commission. She is developing expertise in how to value claims and settlement of claims. Janine’s nursing background is invaluable for reading and interpreting medical records.
Prior to law school, Janine served as an Army Nurse Corps Officer earning the rank of Captain. She has a B.S. in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law. Janine was a recipient of the Thomas More Scholarship; Gonzaga Law Review; and Legal Research and Writing Awards
Honorable D. Duff McKee, Fourth Judicial District
LAW SCHOOL: Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999
UNDERGRADUATE: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Nursing, 1989
District of Idaho, Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee, 2013 – 2019
St. Mary’s School Advisory Board, member, 2016-2019
Idaho State Bar, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section Council member, 2008-2014