For over twenty years John Edwards has practiced personal injury litigation. John began his legal career representing insurers in injury claims. In 1992, John formed the current firm and began a practice focused on representing injured people in claims adverse to insurers. In 2004, he joined forces with Kurt Holzer in the effort to protect regular people in claims against insurers.
John Edwards brings a unique set of skills to the personal injury arena. Having worked both for and against insurers, he has an understanding of how to present information to the insurance adjustors in a fashion that allows them to pay maximum value on claims. Over the course of some twenty years, he has developed relationships with those whom he opposes based on experience and trust. John spent 11 years teaching as an adjunct at Boise State University (Business Law and Business Ethics) and uses his skills as a teacher to help adverse parties understand the losses sustained by his clients. The vast majority of claims, when properly presented (or taught) result in resolution without forcing clients through the time commitment and uncertainties associated with trial. John prides himself in working cases to fair results without unnecessary litigation. For the cases that cannot be resolved, John Edwards combines efforts with Kurt Holzer to jointly take cases through trial. The two have experienced marked success.
Over 20 years of practice the trial attorneys of Holzer Edwards have tried dozens of cases to verdict recovering millions for deserving clients. Over that same time, the firm has successfully recovered millions by resolving claims for hundreds and hundreds of deserving, injured citizens.
John is a 1981 graduate of Vallivue High School in what was, then, rural Canyon County, Idaho . He grew up working in a small, family-owned business learning valuable lessens about the importance of honesty, integrity, hard work and giving back to community. He attended the University of Idaho , graduating after three years in 1984 with a Political Science degree. While at the University of Idaho , John was involved in student government (Vice-President) and a member of a fraternity in which he held numerous offices. As a student, John was also active in the Moscow community, coaching little league football and basketball, and serving on numerous other community projects. Upon graduation, John spent the better part of three years in Chicago working with a private foundation raising funds for such worthy causes as alcohol awareness education and men's health issues topics upon which he frequently lectured. John later attended the University Of San Diego School Of Law where he graduated with honors. He remains active in his community through memberships and participation in service and professional organizations.
John, his wife and three boys are involved in all types of outdoor recreation and sports. They enjoy golfing, snow skiing, waterskiing, baseball and biking.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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|ID||Authorized to practice law||1990||01/12/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Philip Y. Hahn Scholar||University of San Diego||1990|
|Partner||Holzer Edwards, Chtd.||1992 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Boise State University||1996 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|North Boise Little League||Coach||2007 - 2011|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1997 - Present|
|Les Bois Kiwanis||President||1994 - 2003|
|Phillips v. Erhart||$1,664,374 Jury Verdict|
|Brosamle v. Coughlin||$101,000 Insurance limits as well as UIM limits|
|Doe v. Mendoza||$150,000 Insurance limits as well as UIM limits|
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|Speaker Media Press||Idaho Injury Law: A Guidebook for Injured Idahoans||2011|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Idaho||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Understanding the McDonald's case||Punitive Damages||2008|
|SW Idaho Claims||Underinsured Motorist Coverage||2008|
|Business Ethics||Mediation, Arbitration and Settlement||2007|
|ITLA Seminar||Freezing Out the Subrogated Carrier||2003|