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Marvin K. Smith


Idaho Falls


Marvin K. Smith is a native of Idaho Falls and concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, hospital law, collections, personal injury/wrongful death, legal malpractice, employment law, and commercial litigation. Mr. Smith has significant experience defending hospitals and physicians through the pre-litigation and litigation stages of a medical malpractice action. Mr. Smith also regularly represents healthcare providers before the Idaho Department of Professional Licenses.

Mr. Smith has litigation experience in both federal and state court as well as representing clients before the Idaho Human Rights Commission and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Smith has written numerous appellate briefs to both the Idaho Supreme Court and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and has appeared multiple times before the Idaho Supreme Court where he has argued successfully for his clients.

Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Mr. Smith was a founding partner of the Idaho Falls law firm Smith & Banks, PLLC.



United States District Court, District of Idaho

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


Idaho Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Idaho Trial Lawyers Association

Idaho State Bar, Health Law Section

Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, member

Youth Basketball Coach

Youth Baseball Coach

Idaho Falls Arts Council, Patron

Idaho Falls Youth Arts Council, Patron


Law School:

University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 2004

Idaho Law Review, Board of Editors


Boise State University, B.A. English Literature cum laude, 2001


The Utilization of Background Checks by Employers, Hawley Troxell Newsletter, February 2020

An Overview of Involuntary Mental Health Holds in Idaho, co-author, Hawley Troxell Newsletter, March 2020

Presenter, “What to Do When AN Event Occurs”, Idaho Hospital Association Annual Meeting (Quality Session), October 2018

Co-author, “Familiarization Experts in Medical Malpractice Actions: The Scope of Further Discovery After Quigley v. Kemp”, The Advocate, 61 (1), 32-34, Jan. 2018

Author, “The Family Medical Leave Act – A Brief Overview for Employers”, Eastern Idaho Business Report – A Post Register Publication, p. 15, 2016

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