J. Kevin West
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 and the United States Supreme Court.
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, 2010-2017 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
Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated
Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2012 - 2016
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
Adjunct Faculty, Boise State University, Health Care Law and Ethics
Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
(2005 - 2006)
Idaho Health Law Section
(2009 - 2011)
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. Supreme Court