John Edwards, a Caldwell native, founded our firm with Cliff Brown who grew up in Mountain Home, in 1992. John's first job out of law school was working for a large law firm that was paid by insurance companies to represent those who had injured others. He learned a lot "on the inside" of the insurance companies' law firms--especially about how they took advantage of ordinary injured Idahoans. After a short time John knew that working for the insurance companies really was working for the bad guys. It didn't seem fair that huge insurance companies with were taking advantage of regular Idahoans.
John wanted to represent ordinary people against insurance companies. For 20 years John has practiced personal injury litigation almost all of them representing ordinary people. In 2004, John welcomed a partnership with Kurt Holzer so they could join efforts in protecting regular people in claims against insurers.
John brings a unique set of skills and knowledge to the personal injury arena. He uses his experience of working on the insurance company side to recover maximum value for the losses that our clients' endure. For example, he understands what information is important as well as the importance of how it is presented to the insurance claims adjustors that allows them to justify the payments to the people to whom the adjusters answer. Over the course of years, he has developed relationships founded on experience and trust with those whom he opposes. Respectful relationships with those who do represent the companies allows John to vigorously protect his clients.
John grew up working in a small, family-owned grocery in Wilder, Idaho, learning valuable lessens about the importance of honesty, integrity, hard work and giving back to community. John learned Spanish as a young man and still speaks it fluently. He graduated from Vallivue High School in 1981 in what was, then, rural Canyon County, Idaho. He attended the University of Idaho, graduating after three years in 1984 with a Political Science degree. John was involved in student government and also active in the Moscow community, coaching little league football and basketball, and serving on numerous other community projects.
John currently coaches his children in Little League baseball.
John spent 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.