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.
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. In 2015 Hawley Troxell merged with the law firm Smith & Banks in Idaho Falls. That same year four attorneys from a local firm joined the Boise office, expanding the Construction, Employment, Health Care, Insurance, Mediation and Arbitration, and Litigation practice areas, while also adding a specialty in the Defense of Amusement and Leisure Industry.
August 1, 2017, Moffatt Thomas and Hawley Troxell joined forces and united as 75 attorneys strong under the Hawley Troxell banner. Combined, the two firms possess more than 100 years of a tradition of excellence in legal service in Idaho and the Intermountain West.
The firm currently has offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Reno.