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John G Simmons

Litigation Attorney at Idaho Falls, ID

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 40 years
    Utah - UT 35 years
    Colorado - CO 39 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State ID
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1989
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1984
    Administrative - Not authorized to practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.


John Simmons Jd Llm Prof Co
796 Memorial Dr
Idaho Falls, ID, 83402-3586


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by James | June 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend unreservedly
I worked with John Simmons over an extended period of time on a case of elder abuse, an area in which he is especially well-informed. He is exceedingly considerate, thorough, and competent as a trial lawyer. As we were on the verge of a full trial he negotiated an acceptable settlement. I feel very fortunate to have found him through referrals and would recommend him for similar cases without any reservation whatsoever.
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Posted by Norma | May 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
John G. Simmons
John has exceeded my expectations. He listens, cares and always follows through. This case has been multi-faceted and complicated. John is very organized and careful with all of the information I give him. His talent with numbers has been invaluable as he has had to go through years of our personal finances and investments. He remembers those numbers and the dates that are important to the case. His manner is always courteous and direct. I get very good feedback, direction and advice. He gathers information, puts the facts together and consistently keeps me up to date. Our meetings, email correspondence and phone calls are always professional, informative and respectful of my concerns, feelings and need to know. His courtroom presentation was direct, to the point and covered pertinent information. He is a very honest and trustworthy man. I respect him very much and am grateful to be working with him during this very difficult time.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • LLC Manager
  • John Simmons JD LLM Prof Co
  • 1998 - Present
  • Employee Benefits Manager
  • Batelle Energy Alliance LLC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • LLC Member
  • Holden Kidwell Hahn & Crapo PLLC
  • 1990 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Quane Smith Howard & Hull
  • 1987 - 1990
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1986
  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Brigham Young University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1980
  • Idaho State University
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1979
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  • East Idaho Estate Planning Council
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • The Advocate (Idaho State Bar)
  • Update on Internal Revenue Code Section 409A
  • 2008
  • Journal of Accountancy
  • Cafeteria Plans and Non-125 Flexible Benefit Plans for Small Employers
  • 2001
  • Practical Tax Lawyer
  • IRC § 419A(f)(6): A Guide to Evaluating a Proposed Plan
  • 2000
  • Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits
  • Recent Law Changes Spark Interest in Long-overlooked 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plans
  • 1998
  • Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits
  • Roth IRAs When Unwinding an ESOP and Selling the Company
  • 1997
  • ERISA and Benefits Law Journal
  • Age-Weighting and Cross-Testing Profit Sharing and Money Purchase Pension Plans Under New Section 401(a)(4) Regulations
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Affordable Care Act of 2010
  • 2014
  • Advanced Estate Planning Seminar
  • Trust Litigation
  • 2012
  • Meeting
  • QDROs
  • 2008
  • Health Insurance Bootcamp
  • Cafeteria Plans and HRAs
  • 2008
  • 47th Annual Idaho State Tax Institute
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • 2005
  • 36th Annual Idaho State Tax Institute
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • 1994
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