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Fred J. Lewis

Fred J. Lewis

Racine Olson
  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • Idaho
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Summary

Fred began protecting the rights of Idaho working people in 1988. Indeed, he helped shape Idaho law through briefs and argument which extended the statute of limitations for injured workers in Idaho. (Ryen v. City of Coeur d’Alene, 115 Idaho 791, 770 P.2d 800 (1989).) Fred has continued the fight to make sure working people in Idaho are paid all their benefits. (Corgatelli v. Steel West Inc., 157 Idaho 287, 335 P.3d 1150 (2014).) Fred’s recent victory before Idaho Supreme Court established a rock solid ruling that gives injured Idaho workers the ability to defeat claims made by Idaho worker’s compensation insurance companies requiring the injured worker to pay back worker’s compensation benefits if they obtain a recovery from a third party. (Maravilla v. Simplot, __ Idaho __, 387 P.3d 123 (2016).) These three cases have and will continue to result in the payment of millions of dollars in additional benefits to injured Idaho workers.

Fred comes from blue collar roots. His father, Max, was a committed lifetime member of the Teamsters Union. Growing up in a blue-collar working class neighborhood of honest hard working people instilled a passion in Fred to fight for those injured in the workplace. He and his wife lovely wife Ann have three children and six grandchildren. Fred is a lifelong fly fisherman, big game hunter and fan of the Boston Red Sox.

Fred practices law so he can help working people obtain the money and benefits they are legally owed when they are injured and need it the most.

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Racine Olson
- Current
Education
University of Idaho
J.D.
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University of Utah
B.S.
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Awards
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Professional Associations
Idaho State Bar
Member
Current
Activities: Workers’ Compensation Section
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Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Sixth Judicial Bar Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Blood On the Hands
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Criminal Law and Procedure
Idaho Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Consitutional Law, ABA Moot Court Compitition
1988
Workers' Compensation Claims, Idaho Citizen's Law Academy
2008
Worker's Compesation Law, Annual Law Update CLE
2014
Contact & Map
Racine Olson
Pocatello Office
201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
USA
Telephone: (208) 232-6101
Fax: (208) 232-6109
Racine Olson
Boise Office
250 S 5th St
#120
Boise, ID 83702
USA
Telephone: (208) 395-0011