J. Kevin West

J. Kevin West
Phone: 208.562.4900
Direct: 208.562.4908

Kevin West's practice at Parsons Behle & Latimer emphasizes healthcare and employment law. Mr. West also does trial work, particularly in the areas of employment law, 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.

Mr. West is a frequent lecturer on healthcare issues, insurance law, malpractice prevention, 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.


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Graduated cum laude


Best Lawyers in America
, 2010-2015 edition, in the specialties of health care law and insurance law

Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2012 - 2014

Author of over 30 articles in the fields of health care law and employment law

Speaker in over 100 programs and seminars in the fields of health care law and employment law

May 06, 2014
Parsons Behle & Latimer Employment Law Seminar
October 17, 2013
Parsons Behle & Latimer Idaho Employment Law Seminar
April 09, 2013
Parsons Behle & Latimer Employment Law Seminar
October 31, 2012
Boise State University
October 25, 2012
Idaho Industrial Commission
October 01, 2012
The Orange County Podiatric Medical Association, Huntington Beach, California
July 01, 2012
Idaho Division of Human Resources, Boise, Idaho
October 01, 2011
PICA 2011 Defense Counsel Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee
September 01, 2011
PICA 2011 Defense Counsel Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee
January 2011
DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Torts Liability Seminar, New Orleans
January 01, 2011
PICA Webinar
Summer 2010
Fall 2008
Department of Labor Employer Association of Canyon County
Professional Associations

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
(2005 - 2006)

Idaho Health Law Section
(2009 - 2011)

Community Associations

Rotary International
Rotarian and Board Member
(1993 - Present)

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