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Mark C. Peterson




Mark Peterson defends numerous employers and sureties at all stages of workers’ compensation matters, including at hearings and mediations before the Idaho Industrial Commission and in appellate matters before the Supreme Court of Idaho. Mr. Peterson also handles medical fee schedule disputes on behalf of both sureties and providers. Mr. Peterson’s workers’ compensation experience spans from small companies to some of the largest employers and insurance companies in the world.

Mark represents multiple medical providers in a variety of transactional and litigated matters. His health law practice includes the representation of hospitals in Medicaid and Medicare appeals, medical liens, involuntary Mental Health Commitments, claims against estates, bankruptcies, collections, and judicial confirmation of contractual relationships with governmental entities. His health law experience also includes representing hospitals in licensing issues and successfully preventing the improper disclosure of mental health records by the Idaho State Department of Health & Welfare.

Mr. Peterson has an administrative law practice that includes representing professionals before the Idaho Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses in addition to providers challenging Medicaid and Medicare denials.

Mr. Peterson has represented clients before the Idaho Supreme Court, Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts, numerous District Courts within the state, and multiple administrative bodies.



Idaho Supreme Court

United States District Court, District of Idaho

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho


Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, since 2022

Martindale Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rating

Idaho Business Review, Leaders in Law – Partner, 2018


Presenter, “The Return to Work,” Idaho Industrial Commission, 2023

Co-Presenter, “The Impact of Recent Decisions on Adjusting Claims,” Idaho Industrial Commission Annual Seminar on Workers’ Compensation, May 2023

Presenter, “Valuation of a Workers’ Compensation Case,” Idaho Industrial Commission – 2020, 2021, 2022

Co-Presenter, “Handling Your First or Next Workers’ Compensation Case,” Idaho State Bar Association, 2022

Presenter, “Dealing with Medicare & Medicaid: Appeals, Audits, Investigations, and Repayments,” Idaho Hospital Association, 2019

Occupational Disease Claims in the COVID-19 Environment“, Hawley Troxell Newsletter, March 2020

Presenter, “Workers Compensation – What Employers Should Know…a view from your claims examiner and attorney on defending claims and minimizing exposure,” Idaho State Council of SHRM Employment Law Conference, 2016

Presenter, “Let Caution be Your Guide – What is Privileged (or not)? The attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine in workers’ compensation cases,” Moffatt Thomas Breakfast Briefing, June 2016

Presenter, “Recent Developments in Workers’ Compensation,” Moffatt Thomas Breakfast Briefing, December 2015

Presenter, “Injured Employee’s Return to Work and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation Exposure,” Moffatt Thomas Breakfast Briefing, June 2015

Presenter, “The Intersection of Leave Issues Under Workers’ Compensation, FMLA and ADA,” SHRM Employment Law Conference, 2014

“Hospital Liens,” presented to Idaho State Bar Health Law Section

“The County Medical Indigency Program of Idaho,” presented to Idaho State Bar Health Law Section


Law School:

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., 2001


Brigham Young University, B.S., 1998


Honorable Monte B. Carlson, District Judge for the Fifth District Court for the State of Idaho

Honorable Larry M. Boyle, District Judge for the United States District Court


Idaho Industrial Commission, Chair

Idaho State Bar–Health Law Section, past Chair

Inns of Court–Barrister

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children), volunteer attorney representing abused and neglected children

North Boise Little League, Board Member, and Coach

Boy Scouts of America–Leader

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