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John Joseph Bulger

Personal injury Attorney at Pocatello, ID

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 13 years
    Montana - MT 35 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MT
    Acquired 1989
    Resigned/Retired No misconduct found

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Hearn Law PLC
155 S 2nd Ave
Pocatello, ID, 83201

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Posted by Afton | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you. Attorney John Bulger offered professional assistance to me in an investigation against my license as a massage therapist. I felt he was grounded and practical which greatly helped to ease my anxiety over the mess I found myself in. I was impressed with the letter he helped me write, getting across points in a way I would have struggled to. Again, thank you, I felt I had a competent ally assisting me . He was hired by my employer for me.
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Posted by Greg | June 9, 2015
Bulger doesn't give up.
John Bulger is a great lawyer. Not only is he responsible and direct (and very smart), he's also extremely caring. My wife and I had a family "meltdown" with an estate issue, but John dug into records and found things we would have never been able to find on our own. He negotiated with a mediator and got us a better outcome than originally thought. He's also a great husband and father, which makes John a person you can trust and feel confident with. Highly recommended.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 185-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hearn Law PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Racine Olson
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Idaho State Journal
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • Missoula County District Court
  • 1992 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Montana Supreme Court
  • 1989 - 1992
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  • University of Montana
  • Juris Doctrate
  • 1988
  • University of Montana
  • B.A.
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Rasmussen
  • Settled
  • Massey v. ConAgra
  • Settled


  • Rotary Club of Pocatello
  • Director
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sixth District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Montana Federal District Court
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Kiwanis Club of Missoula
  • Member (Past President)
  • 1994 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Explanatory Reporting - First Place Nationally
  • Inland Press Association
  • 2010
  • Judicial Appointee Recommendation to the Governor
  • Montana Judicial Council
  • 2006
  • George E. Snell Award
  • Kiwanis Foundation of Montana
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Crime Victim Advocates
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary Club of Pocatello
  • Petroglyphs of East Idaho
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a very intelligent attorney that cares for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a very knowledgeable attorney with years of experience. He does great work for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is smart and writes well. He has significant experience as a law clerk. This helps him see the case as the Judge will see it. This helps him to be a better lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an intelligent lawyer who practices law with common sense and zeal to protect and promote his client's best interests."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John and I have worked together on personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability cases. He has always worked hard to get the best results for our clients."
Pocatello Personal injury Lawyer John Joseph Bulger
John Joseph Bulger
Personal injury Attorney
Pocatello, ID
Licensed for 35 years