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J. NICK CRAWFORD, a native of Buhl, Idaho, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho in 1980. He obtained his law degree from the University of Idaho in 1984, where he was a Langroise Scholarship recipient and an academic candidate for the Idaho Law Review. He has been admitted to the Idaho State Bar since 1984. In 1990 he became a member of the Utah Bar. He maintains active licenses to practice in both states.

Upon admission to the Bar in Idaho, Mr. Crawford went to work for the largest insurance defense firm in Idaho. managing the firms office in Twin Falls Idaho. He continued to manage that office until he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and joined the firm of Purser, Okazaki & Barrett on January 1, 1990. He returned to Boise, and his insurance defense practice, in December, 1991 where Mr Crawford worked until he became associated with his current firm in 1993.

Mr. Crawford has extensive trial experience in almost all aspects of insurance defense litigation. His areas of practice include defense of general negligence matters, governmental entity defense, products liability, construction defect litigation, automobile negligence, defense of trucking entities, insurance coverage litigation, including first-party insurance fraud claims, wrongful termination, defense of school entities, agricultural negligence, real estate, ski claims, malpractice and commercial litigation. He is a member of the Idaho and Utah State Bar Associations, and the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, the Boise Adjusters Association, and the Defense Research Institute, where he is an Associate Editor of Covered Events, a national publication dealing with insurance coverage litigation. He has also been asked to lecture at seminars for members of the Idaho State Bar and insurance personnel in Idaho. His most recent lectures include the following: “Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Idaho: the Defense Perspective”; “Disputing Damages in Negligence and Contract Cases in Idaho”; “Civil Trial Procedures in Idaho”; “Trying the Difficult Premises Liability Case in Idaho - the Defense Perspective”; and “Winning Strategies for Jury Selection in Idaho.” He is admitted to practice in all courts of the States of Utah and Idaho and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 


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