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J. Grady Hepworth

J. Grady Hepworth

Hepworth Law Offices
  • Personal Injury, Employment Law, Medical Malpractice...
  • Idaho
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Summary

J. Grady Hepworth was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. Grady graduated from the University of Washington School of Law among the top of his class. While in law school, Grady was a Senior Editor for the Washington Journal of Law Technology & Arts, as well as co-Champion of the 2017 Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition. Grady gained invaluable judicial experience while interning with the Idaho Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, and the chambers of Judge Richard C. Tallman for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. These experiences provided a strong understanding of the court systems in the Pacific Northwest at every institutional level. Grady distinguishes himself with his passion for law, his love of serving others, and his strong work ethic.

Prior to law school, Grady graduated magna cum laude from the University of Idaho, with a double major in International Studies and Political Science. Grady held leadership positions for the Associated Students of the University of Idaho, the Martin Institute of International Studies, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity—both locally and as Undergraduate Representative to the International Executive Committee.

Outside the courtroom, Grady loves family, friends, and food. Grady is an avid skier, and tries his best on the golf course. Grady is excited to devote time and resources giving back to our local communities and serving the Great State of Idaho in any way possible.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims
  • Civil Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees vary from 1/3 to 40% depending on the nature of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Junior Partner
Hepworth Law Offices
- Current
Extern
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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Intern
United States Federal District Court for the District of Idaho
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Intern
Idaho Supreme Court
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Education
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. (2017)
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University of Idaho
B.A. (2014) | International Studies, Political Science
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Honors: Magna cum laude
Activities: Guy and Grace Wicks Award for Outstanding Senior, 2014| Dean’s List 2010-2014|Martin Institute Advisory Board Representative, 2014| Alumni Award for Excellence, 2013| Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society|Phi Kappa Phi Inductee, 2012| Stop the Hate Certified Ally 2012-2014|
Awards
Client's Choice Award 2018
Avvo
Award for receiving 5+ positive client reviews in one calendar year.
Judson Falknor Appellate Advocacy Competition
University of Washington School of Law
Professional Associations
American Inns of Court
Associate Member
- Current
Idaho State Bar
Member
- Current
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Man or Machine? EU Considering "Rights for Robots"
Washington Journal of Law Technology and Arts
'Beamer' For A Buck
Washington Journal of Law Technology and Arts
‘Freaky Fast’ Sandwich Maker’s Non-Compete May Inspire Quick Changes to the Law
Washington Journal of Law Technology and Arts
Negotiation, Arbitration, Deflation: Tom Brady’s Appeal Yet Another Fourth Quarter Comeback for Labor Unions
Washington Journal of Law Technology and Arts
Speaking Engagements
Leadership, Balfour Leadership Training Workshop, Ball State Unversity
Sigma Chi Fraternity
Certifications
Certified Ally-2014
Stop the Hate
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hepworth Law Offices
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. If a tool I was using has a known defect but I also misused it when I got injured, does that negate any claim I might
A: A full answer would require additional consultation. However generally speaking if you "misused" the product, it will make your claim difficult. Under Idaho law, a jury would ultimately be asked to proportion the negligence of both you and the manufacturer (or possibly the retailer/distributor). If a jury finds that you are 50% or more at fault for your "misuse" and the manufacturer is 50% or less at fault for the defect, you would not recover anything. If the manufacturer is 51% or more at fault, you could recover that percentage of the total damages that the manufacturer is responsible for (i.e. manufacturer is 75% at fault and jury finds you were damaged $100,000.00, you could recover $75,000.00). It really depends on the specific facts of your case, what the product was intended to do, and how you were using it when you got injured. You should consult with an experienced personal injury/product liability attorney for more details.
Q. What kinds of damages (money awards) are available to the plainitff in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
A: As a general matter, Plaintiffs in a medical malpractice can recover damages for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost income (if applicable) and general damages for pain and suffering.
Q. Can an employer require you do pre-work for the day, off the clock and not start paying until a first assignment?
A: Your question is complex and to answer it more directly would require more information. The answer may depend on whether you are an independent contractor or an employee. However, if you are an employee and your employer "requires" this work to be done, it may be a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act for them to not allow you to clock in. There is an instructive Ninth Circuit case named Ballaris v. Wacker Siltronic Corp. that helps explain the elements of this claim. I would strongly encourage you to consult with a knowledgeable employment attorney about this claim.
Q. My kid was injured while hiking - but there was a sign posted
A: You may be able to seek damages from personal injury depending on where your child was injured, and what caused his injuries. Different laws apply depending on whether the trail was public property or private property, and more information is needed to answer this question. Consider contacting experienced legal counsel.
Q. Do pharmaceutical errors fall under medical malpractice law?
A: In Idaho there are very specific statutes related to "Medical Malpractice" that only apply to "physicians" "surgeons" and "licensed acute care general hospitals" as those terms are defined under Idaho law. Typically, most pharmaceutical errors fall are treated as "product liability" cases. However, if you are asking for the purposes of finding an attorney to help you with a case, many lawyers who accept "medical malpractice" cases are also willing to pursue pharmaceutical negligence cases. Contact an experienced attorney for more specific questions.
Q. wondering if an oral contract is still legally binding in Idaho as of today, everything I'm finding online is outdated
A: The answer may depend on what the contract is for. As a general matter, oral contracts are binding. However, some contracts are subject to the Statute of Frauds, which requires the contract to be in writing (such as for the sale of real property or contracts that will not be completed within 1 year, among other applications). Consider contacting an experienced attorney for more direct answers to your specific situation.
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2229 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702
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Telephone: (208) 333-0702
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161 5th Ave. S
Twin Falls, ID 83301
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Telephone: (208) 734-0702
Fax: (208) 246-8655