Will brings more than a decade of experience to his civil litigation practice, where he focuses on the defense of matters ranging from simple personal injury claims to complex commercial litigation and professional malpractice claims. He has argued before the Idaho Supreme Court and has handled appellate work before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Will also regularly advises insurance carriers on matters of insurance coverage, and represents carriers in insurance coverage litigation. He further advises the firm’s business clients on a variety of insurance and risk management issues. Most of all, Will enjoys solving problems on behalf of his clients, and looks forward to crafting creative solutions to address each client’s specific needs.
Before joining Hawley Troxell, Will was a deputy prosecuting attorney where he gained trial experience in 20 jury trials. He also has represented the criminally accused in both state and federal court. Will regularly puts his criminal law experience to work helping clients navigate the many criminal legal issues that often intersect with civil litigation.
Prior to entering college, Will was a petty officer in the United States Navy where he served aboard the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. John C. Stennis (CVN-74). In his spare time he can be found teaching his three daughters to ski at Idaho’s excellent ski resorts, or mountain biking and seeing live music with his wife, Taylor, who also is an attorney.
Griffin v. Jump Time Meridian, LLC, 161 Idaho 913, 393 P.3d 573 (2017): Idaho Supreme Court affirmed grant of summary judgment for the defense in a $900,000 personal injury action where Plaintiff had failed to present admissible evidence of breach duty and causation.
LAW SCHOOL: University of Idaho, J.D. , 2008
Lead Articles Editor, Idaho Law Review
Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant
UNDERGRADUATE: Northern Arizona University, B.S., cum laude, 2004
Honorable Robert Elgee, Fifth Judicial District, 2008-2009
Idaho Legal History Society, Treasurer, 2016-present
Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, Veterans Legal Clinic, 2016