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History

As Idaho’s largest business law firm, Hawley Troxell traces its roots to James Hawley. In 1862, at the age of 15, James made his way to Idaho’s gold fields and within two years made enough money to bankroll a legal education. He served as a United States attorney for Idaho before statehood, and settled in Boise in 1890. In 1893, James began his private practice and in 1896, along with William Borah, successfully handled the appeal upholding the Women’s Suffrage Act in Idaho.

Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley was formed in 1964 when Jess Hawley Jr. and Jack Hawley joined forces with Robert Troxell and Paul Ennis. The Hawleys combined their litigation practice with Bob Troxell’s business expertise and Paul Ennis’ experience in business and litigation.

Headquartered in Boise since 1964, Hawley Troxell opened an office in Pocatello in 1985, expanded to Ketchum in 1992, and established a presence in Reno, Nevada, in 2003. In 2010, Hawley Troxell expanded to northern Idaho by opening an office in Coeur d’Alene. Hawley Troxell merged with the law firm Smith & Banks in Idaho Falls in 2015. The firm currently has offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Reno.

Portions of this information are reprinted from A Global Community in the West, issued and authorized for reprint by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce.