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J. KevinWest
Healthcare Practice Area Chair
Phone: 208.562.4900
Direct: 208.562.4908

Kevin West is a senior healthcare attorney with extensive experience representing healthcare providers.  He has been a trusted advocate for providers in over 1,000 cases involving audits, investigations, medical malpractice and licensure board disciplinary matters.  Kevin's practice also emphasizes employment law as well as trial work, particularly in the areas of employment, commercial litigation, professional malpractice, personal injury and insurance litigation. Mr. West also advises and represents companies regarding business and employment matters.

Mr. West graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in 1981 with a B.A. in English. He graduated from the BYU Law School with honors in 1984. During law school, Mr. West served as editor in chief of the BYU Journal of Legal Studies. In addition, he was the author of "Utah Products Liability Law" in the BYU Journal of Legal Studies.

Following law school, Mr. West had the privilege of serving as a law clerk for Chief Judge Marion J. Callister, U.S. District Judge for the District of Idaho. After completing this two-year clerkship with the federal trial bench, Mr. West began practicing law in 1986.

Mr. West is a member of the Idaho, Utah and Washington State Bar Associations, and is admitted to practice before all state courts in those states, as well as in federal courts in Idaho and Utah. He is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. West is a frequent lecturer on healthcare and employment matters. He has been a presenter in numerous seminars directed toward both non-lawyer and lawyer groups on both a local and national level. Mr. West is the author of four nationally marketed publications in the healthcare field: Medicare Compliance: A Training Program for Podiatrists and Their Staff (2002), published by Data Trace Publishing; The APMA HIPAA Privacy Manual (2002) and The APMA HIPAA Security Manual (2003), both published by the American Podiatric Medical Association; and HIPAA Training, Forms and Policies (2003, co-author), published by Data Trace Publishing.


Practice Areas



Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Graduated cum laude


Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2021 edition, in the specialties of health care law, insurance law, commercial litigation, litigation - labor and employment

Best Lawyers in America 2017 "Lawyer of the Year," Healthcare Law, Boise

Best Lawyers in America 2021 "Lawyer of the Year," Insurance Law, Boise

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Healthcare, 2019-2021

Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2012 - 2021

Author of over 40 articles in the fields of health care law and employment law

Speaker in over 175 programs and seminars in the fields of health care law and employment law



Adjunct Faculty, Boise State University, Health Care Law and Ethics



Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
(2005 - 2006)

Idaho Health Law Section
(2009 - 2011)


Rotary International
Rotarian and Board Member
(1993 - Present)

Women's and Children's Alliance
Board of Directors
(2001 - 2010)

Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Board of Directors
(2016 - present)


U.S. Dist. Court, Eastern Dist. of Washington
U.S. Dist. Court, Western Dist. of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Dist. Court, Central Dist. of Illinois
Utah Supreme Court
Idaho Supreme Court
Washington Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School