Kevin West is a shareholder and chairperson of the firm’s Health Law department. He is a trusted attorney who represents healthcare providers in a broad variety of legal matters such as audits, investigations, regulatory compliance and licensure discipline. He also is experienced in employment matters and litigation.



Kevin West is a senior healthcare attorney with extensive experience representing healthcare providers. He has been a trusted advocate for providers in more than 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.

In 1981, Mr. West graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in English. In 1984, he graduated from the BYU Law School with honors. During law school, Mr. West served as Editor-in-Chief of the BYU Journal of Legal Studies. He authored "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. Mr. West began practicing law in 1986 after completing this two-year clerkship with the federal trial bench.

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.


National expert on HIPAA, Medicare audits and investigations

Consultant to the United States' largest insurer of podiatrists on HIPAA, Medicare audit and investigations; supervise defense attorneys hired by the insurer in hundreds of cases.

Obtained a Jury verdict for McDonald's Corporation in hot coffee spill case

Defended McDonald's in the only other hot coffee jury trial since the Stella Lybeck case. Opposing counsel was the attorney who had won a large verdict against McDonald's in the Lybeck case. The jury ruled in favor of McDonald's. Parsons' attorney J. Kevin West was invited to make a presentation to all of McDonald's defense counsel at a national meeting in Chicago.

Taco Bell restaurant acquisition

Represented Taco Bell franchisee in the acquisition of 30 Taco Bell restaurants from Taco Bell Corp. in $30 million transaction spanning 6 months; transaction involved real estate, physical and intangible assets and personnel.



Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Graduated cum laude


Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2024 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

Best Lawyers in America 2022 "Lawyer of the Year," Insurance Law, Boise

Mountain States Super Lawyers, Healthcare, 2019-2023

Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2012 - 2023

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
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School