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.