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Joel Patrick Hazel

About Joel Hazel

About me

My practice encompasses the areas of commercial and business litigation, professional malpractice defense, eminent domain, and employment law. I have  tried numerous jury trials as lead counsel.


I have recently worked on cases involving construction litigation, Real Estate Commission disputes, eminent domain litigation, employment complaints filed with the Human Rights Commission and EEOC, libel and slander claims against media defendants, medical malpractice defense, real property disputes, and media access issues.


  • DUI Court for Kootenai County, Judge Pro Tem, 2003-present
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1994-1999