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Kurt Holzer

Kurt Holzer

Representing Injured People at Hepworth Holzer, LLP
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability ...
  • Idaho
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Idaho Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2011, Kurt Holzer is a past President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubble and has received a 10 from the AVVO rating service. As trial counsel, Kurt has obtained several jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars. A member of the Idaho State Bar since 1992 and a member of the Board of Directors of the ITLA since 1997, Kurt currently serves as co-chair of its Governmental Relations committee. He is a former Idaho representative to the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has served multiple terms as a member of the Professional Conduct Board of the Idaho State Bar. Kurt worked with legislators and other groups to obtain passage of Idaho's landmark Small Lawsuit Resolution Act. He has published a number of articles on trial preparation and litigation skills as well as a study on Idaho jury behavior.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Legal Malpractice
Nursing Home Abuse
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Additional Practice Areas
  • Semi Truck Collisions
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Free Consultation
    We will review your facts and the law and provide insight into your situation for no charge.
  • Contingent Fees
    We practice almost exclusively on a no win/no fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney, Partner
Hepworth Holzer, LLP
- Current
Merger of Holzer Edwards, Chtd and Hepworth Janis & Kluksdal, Chtd. to form Hepworth Holzer, LLP- Life Changing Law
Trial Lawyer/Shareholder
Holzer-Edwards, Chtd
Merged with HJK
Chief Idaho Trial Lawyer
Murphy, Holzer & Vaughan, LLC
Attorney, Trial Lawyer
Holland & Hart LLP
Law Clerk
Utah Court of Appeals, Judith M. Billings Presiding Judge
University of Utah
J.D. (1992) | Law
Honors: William Leary Scholar Executive Editor, Utah Law Review
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Mesa State College
B.A. (1989) | Selected Studies-Emphasis in Political Economy
Honors: President, Student Body Association, Columnist Criterion
Activities: Whitewater kayaking Instructor- Mesa State Outing Program. Bartender Blue Moon Bar & Grill
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James J. May Award as 2011 Idaho Trial Lawyer of the Year
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Selected by peers for excellence
Initiative and Dedication Award
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Champion Of Justice
Special Recognition
Idaho Chapter-American Civil Liberties Union
Professional Associations
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Co-Chair Governmental Relations Committee
- Current
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Idaho State Bar
Activities: Serve as one of five members of the Idaho State Bar Commission
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Professional Conduct Board_Idaho State Bar
Activities: Hearing committee member and panel chairman
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Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
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Speaking Engagements
Being a Plaintiff's Warrior, North Dakota Association for Justice, Fargo, North Dakota
North Dakota Association for Justice
Cooperation Collegiality & Mentoring- What it Means to be a Lawyer, ITLA Newbie School, University of Idaho LAw School-Boise
Practicing Attorney
Idaho State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Hepworth Holzer, LLP
Hepworth Holzer, LLP Life-Changing Law
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Daughter died in motorcycle crash. She has 3 kids my other daughter and husband have custody and care of. Who files?
A: First, I am so sorry to hear of this tragic loss. As to the law, wrongful death claims in Idaho are controlled by Idaho Code section 5-311. Under that statute, the children and you as parent all have wrongful death claims that can be pursued. Generally claims can either be brought by the personal representative of the estate of the decedent or individually by the various claimants. In this case, the claims of the minor children can be brought by their legal guardians. You can learn more here
Q. How does a personal injury lawsuit turn into a criminal case?
A: A personal injury case is a civil case. A civil case is a private lawsuit brought by a one person against another person. A civil case provides compensation to the injured person. On the other hand a criminal case is brought by the State of Idaho against a person for an act the law says is illegal. A criminal case provides punishment- either fines or incarceration -for breaking the law.

While the acts underlying a civil case can also be a basis for a criminal case, the personal injury lawsuit does not "turn into" a criminal case. A person who brings a personal injury case might file a report with the police that a prosecutor decides to use to pursue a criminal case. Thus, while the cases can be related one does not change into the other one ... Read More
Q. Can I go back to the insurance company and renegotiate my settlement - am finding the money doesn't cover care.
A: Generally speaking the answer is no. The whole point if a settlement is that you release the claim. Insurance companies often try to get people to settle for less than a claim is worth and that is one of the reasons to have a good attorney involved in evaluating your case in the first place. There is some Idaho law that will allow a person to rescind a prior settlement in very limited circumstances.
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Contact & Map
Hepworth Holzer, LLP
Boise Office
537 W. Bannock
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone: (208) 343-7510
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Hepworth Holzer, LLP
Meridian Office
1910 N. Lakes Pl.
Suite A
Meridian, ID 83646
Telephone: (208) 301-5440
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours