Kurt Holzer is a James J. May award-winning trial attorney. He was selected by his fellow lawyers as the 2011 Idaho Trial Lawyer of the Year. Like all his partners, he has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating as a Personal Injury Lawyer from Martindale Hubble, its highest. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© both for plaintiff's representation and for insurance litigation; as a “Local Litigation Star” for injury litigation by Benchmark Litigation; has received the SuperLawyer designation from Thomson Reuters for a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement; and, has a “Superb” rating of a perfect 10 from the rating organization AVVO.
As trial counsel, Kurt has obtained several jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars in trucking, dram shop, and premises liability litigation. He has also recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements for his clients.
Kurt is a past President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association A 1992 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Kurt was a William H. Leary Scholar and Executive Editor of the Utah Law Review.
He is an active presence in the Idaho Legislature and for many years has served as co-chair of the ITLA Governmental Relations committee. He continues to serve, as he has since 1999, as a member of the Professional Conduct Board of the Idaho State Bar. Kurt has published a number of articles on trial preparation and litigation skills as well as a study on Idaho jury behavior. He has also served as the director of the ITLA "Rookie Camp" program teaching new lawyers about plaintiffs' civil litigation practice.
Kurt is a member of the BikeLaw network of independent cycling attorneys. On his favorite day of the year, Kurt announces bicycle racing at the Boise Twilight Criterium. He also spends an inordinate amount of his own time in the saddle. For more than a decade he represented America's Olympic cycling organization, USACycling, in Idaho. He resides in Boise with his wife Ellie and a senior rescue Basset Hound named Floyd. He recently became ordained to be able to serve as an officiant at weddings. Kurt has previously served two terms as the head of the Hidden Springs Homeowners Association.
Gonzalez v. Thacker, 148 Idaho 879, 231 P.3d 524 (2009)
Parsons v. Mutual of Enumclaw. Ins. Co, 143 Idaho 743, 152 P.3d 614 (2007)
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