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Jeffrey Hepworth

Jeffrey Hepworth

Hepworth Law Offices
  • Personal Injury, Employment Law, Insurance Claims ...
  • Idaho
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Biography

Jeff Hepworth has been serving clients throughout Idaho for over 30 years. Born in Buhl, Idaho, Jeff graduated from the University of Idaho School of Law in 1985, and has resided in South-Central Idaho ever since. Featured in the ABA Journal, he has earned a reputation for effectively and efficiently resolving complex and challenging legal issues.

Jeff handles matters regarding personal injury, wrongful death, employment disputes, construction defect, medical malpractice and complex commercial litigation. Although he has often earned clients large awards through mediation and settlements, his proudest work has occurred inside the courtroom.

Outside the courtroom, Jeff has been happily married to his wife, Leslie, for over 27 years. Together, along with their two children, they enjoy spending their time golfing, skiing, and enjoying all that Idaho has to offer. Jeff has also devoted significant time supporting his local communities, notably serving on the Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency and as a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

Education
University of Idaho College of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce
Current
Twin Falls Urban Renewal Agency
Current
Speaking Engagements
Hennefer Vs. Blaine County School District- Wrongful Death, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Fall Conference, McCall, Idaho
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
What We Learned from Hennefer v. Blaine County School District and Lopez-Rodriquez
Professional Associations
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho
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9th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I've done a job for 7 years and now they are saying they require a bachelors degree. It is a contract position. Help
A: The answer to your question requires more information about your particular job and the nature of your employment, such as when your contract expires. As a general matter, it is not necessarily illegal to change the job requirements/description of a position if done in good faith. However, it would be illegal if your employer is changing the job requirements as a cover for some other form of discrimination, such as age, race, gender, or in retaliation for some other reason. You may want to contact an experienced employment lawyer to discuss this matter confidentially and in greater detail.
Q. What should I be aware of and documenting if I feel I'm being discriminated against because of my age?
A: The short answer to your question is that you should be documenting EVERYTHING. If litigation becomes necessary, it is helpful to show the totality of instances where you believe you are being discriminated against. Important evidence can include comments where your managers/supervisors/co-workers make fun of your age, or speak badly about it (even if some might have been only "joking"). It's also helpful to show instances where those younger than you are given preferential treatment. If you think you are a victim of discrimination, you should contact an experienced employment lawyer, or in Idaho, you can also contact the Idaho Human Rights Commission and EEOC and they can answer questions as well.
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Website
Contact & Map
Twin Falls Office
161 5th Ave. S
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Telephone: (208) 734-0702
Fax: (208) 246-8655
Boise Office
2229 W State St
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone: (208) 333-0702
Fax: (208) 246-8655