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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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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 66%
    26 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Brain Injury: 12%
    26 years, 275 cases
  3. Motorcycle Accident: 11%
    26 years, 250 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    26 years, 200 cases
  5. Slip and Fall: 1%
    26 years, 50 cases



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  • Scott Lundgreen

    John has been a leader in the personal injury field in Boise for the entire 20 years I have known him. He Has come up with outstanding out of the box ideas to help his clients get justice from the insurance industry. He is a top notch attorney.


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  • Tyler Stanton Rounds

    In my opinion John and his firm are one of the first places to look to if you need an experienced personal injury or wrongful death attorney in Idaho.


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Contact info


IDAuthorized to practice law199007/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Philip Y. Hahn ScholarUniversity of San Diego1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHolzer Edwards, Chtd.1992 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorBoise State University1996 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
North Boise Little LeagueCoach2007 - 2011
Les Bois KiwanisPresident1994 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Speaker Media PressIdaho Injury Law: A Guidebook for Injured Idahoans2011
Reference BookInjury Law in Idaho2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of IdahoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Understanding the McDonald's casePunitive Damages2008
SW Idaho ClaimsUnderinsured Motorist Coverage2008
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2008
Business EthicsMediation, Arbitration and Settlement2007
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2007
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2006
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2005
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2004
ITLA SeminarFreezing Out the Subrogated Carrier2003
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2003
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2002
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2001
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor2000
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor1999
Boise State UniversityBusiness Ethics Adjunct Professor1998