John Tschirgi Edwards

John Tschirgi Edwards: Attorney with Hepworth Holzer, LLP AV stamp icon
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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 his career, he has developed relationships with those whom he opposes based on experience, integrity and trust. John spent 13 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 more then 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.

Areas of Practice (30)

  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Insurance Malpractice
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Bad Faith
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Premises Liability -- Plaintiff
  • Complex Litigation
  • Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Recreational Products
  • Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Mini-Trials
  • Private Judging
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Animal Bites -- Plaintiff
  • Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff
  • Construction Liens
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Life & Health
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Property & Casualty
  • Property Damage -- Plaintiff
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
208-577-6001  Phone
208-343-7510  Phone
208-386-9195  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2582, Boise, ID 83701
Year of First Admission:
1990, Idaho; 1990, U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Les Bois Kiwanis (President, 2001-2002; Member, 1991-2004); North Boise Little League; Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (36 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/15/13 in Personal Injury

    great lawyer. very experienced. great client care.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 10/21/13 in Personal Injury

    John is definitely an AV lawyer which excellent knowledge and skills both in and out of the courtroom.

    John is definitely an AV lawyer which excellent knowledge and skills both in and out of the courtroom. Read less

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