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Benjamin C. Ritchie


Idaho Falls


Ben Ritchie is a litigator specializing in insurance and liability defense and employment law. He is experienced in providing coverage analysis for insurance companies, defending insurance companies against claims of breach of contract and bad faith, defending employers against claims under the ADA, FMLA, other employment laws, defending trucking companies in truck accident litigation, defending product manufacturers for claims relating to asbestos exposure and other product liability claims, and defending landowners against claims for premises liability.

In addition to this litigation experience, Ben also advises employers on various employment matters, including paid time off, workplace harassment, drug policies, and termination issues. He also advises trucking companies on human resource issues, regulatory compliance, and freight brokerage issues. Ben has also represented a large Idaho bank on several multi-million dollar real estate financing transactions.


Idaho – State and Federal Courts

Utah – State and Federal Courts


Idaho Trucking Association, Member

Idaho AGC (Associated General Contractors), Member

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member

Idaho State Bar, Litigation Section Governing Council, 2014- 2017

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, President of the Board of Directors, 2021

Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, graduate of 2011-2012 inaugural class

Seventh District Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer Attorney

Habitat for Humanity – Idaho Falls Area, Board of Directors,

Idaho Suicide Prevention, pro bono counsel

Idaho State Bar Association, Reasonable Accommodations Bar Exam Committee, since 2021


Law School:

University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 2005


Idaho State University, B.A., 2001


Honorable Richard T. St. Clair, District Judge for the Seventh Judicial District for the State of Idaho


Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Under 40 Award, 2016

Idaho State Bar, Denise O’ Donnell-Day Pro Bono Award, 2015

PUBLICATIONS & Presentations

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Title VII Protections to Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status, co-author, Hawley Troxell Newsletter, June 2020

Things to Consider When Employees Return to Work, Hawley Troxell Newsletter, May 2020

What to Look For in Employment Law in 2019, Hawley Troxell Newsletter, January 2019

Psychological Exams and Personality Tests in Employment: A Fine Line, East Idaho Business Journal, December 2018

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