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Benjamin Ritchie

Attorney
PHONE   208.233.2001
FAX   208.232.0150
EMAIL   britchie@hawleytroxell.com
 

Ben is a litigator specializing in insurance and liability defense and employment law. He is experienced in providing coverage analysis for insurance companies; defending insurance companies against claims of breach of contract and bad faith; defending employers against claims under the ADA, FMLA, other employment laws; defending trucking companies in truck accident litigation; defending product manufacturers for claims relating to asbestos exposure and other product liability claims; and defending landowners against claims for premises liability. In addition to his litigation experience, Ben also advises employers on various employment matters, including paid time off, workplace harassment, drug policies, and termination issues. He also advises trucking companies on human resource issues, regulatory compliance, and freight brokerage issues. Ben has also represented a large Idaho bank on several multi-million dollar real estate financing transactions.


Practice Areas

Clerkship

Honorable Richard T. St. Clair, District Judge for the Seventh Judicial District for the State of Idaho

Education

LAW SCHOOL University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 2005

UNDERGRADUATE Idaho State University, B.A., 2001

Professional and Community Activities

Idaho State Bar, Litigation Section Governing Council, 2014- 2017

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2015-present

Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, graduate of 2011-2012 inaugural class

Seventh District Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer Attorney

Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area, Board of Directors, 2015 – present

Idaho Suicide Prevention, pro bono counsel

Youth Baseball Coach, 2012-present


Benjamin Ritchie

Attorney
PHONE   208.233.2001
FAX   208.232.0150
EMAIL   britchie@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Ben is a litigator specializing in insurance and liability defense and employment law. He is experienced in providing coverage analysis for insurance companies; defending insurance companies against claims of breach of contract and bad faith; defending employers against claims under the ADA, FMLA, other employment laws; defending trucking companies in truck accident litigation; defending product manufacturers for claims relating to asbestos exposure and other product liability claims; and defending landowners against claims for premises liability. In addition to his litigation experience, Ben also advises employers on various employment matters, including paid time off, workplace harassment, drug policies, and termination issues. He also advises trucking companies on human resource issues, regulatory compliance, and freight brokerage issues. Ben has also represented a large Idaho bank on several multi-million dollar real estate financing transactions.


Practice Areas

Clerkship

Honorable Richard T. St. Clair, District Judge for the Seventh Judicial District for the State of Idaho

Education

LAW SCHOOL University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 2005

UNDERGRADUATE Idaho State University, B.A., 2001

Professional and Community Activities

Idaho State Bar, Litigation Section Governing Council, 2014- 2017

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 2015-present

Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, graduate of 2011-2012 inaugural class

Seventh District Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer Attorney

Habitat for Humanity Idaho Falls Area, Board of Directors, 2015 – present

Idaho Suicide Prevention, pro bono counsel

Youth Baseball Coach, 2012-present


Memberships & Accolades

Memberships

Idaho State and Federal Courts

Idaho Trucking Association, member

Idaho AGC (Associated General Contractors), members

SHRM, Society for Human Resource Management

Accomplishments

Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce, Distinguished Under 40 Award, 2016

Idaho State Bar, Denise O’ Donnell-Day Pro Bono Award, 2015