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Steven Berenter

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5204
EMAIL   sberenter@hawleytroxell.com
 

Steve Berenter is the chair of the firm’s employment group. Mr. Berenter held the position of Managing Partner from 2008 to 2014 and a member of the Board of Partners from 2002-2016. Believing in a proactive approach, Mr. Berenter counsels clients regarding their rights and obligations under evolving principles of employment law and related statutes. He assists clients by auditing and revising employment contracts, employee handbooks, and other documents and procedures that may give rise to employment disputes. Mr. Berenter has significant experience before the Idaho Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and dedicates a significant amount of his practice to defending clients in employment discrimination cases and other employment related litigation in both federal and state court.

Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Mr. Berenter served as a Deputy Attorney General, State of Idaho, Appellate Division, 1983-1984, and the Department of Education and State Board of Education, 1980-1982.

He has earned the highest ranking from Chambers and Partners for Labor and Employment in Idaho and the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV.


Significant Representation

Mr. Berenter maintains a broad employment law practice representing clients that include Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Blue Cross of Idaho, Simplot, Futura Corporation, College of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, Idaho Hospital Association, Primary Health Medical Group, Ardent Health Services, Madison Memorial Hospital, Boise Co-Op, Your Health Idaho, POWER Engineers and Oppenheimer Companies. He dedicates a significant amount of his practice to defending clients in employment discrimination cases under the Idaho Human Rights Act, Title VII; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Washington, J.D., with high honors, 1980

Order of the Coif

UNDERGRADUATE: Stanford University, B.A., 1976

Community Activities

Board of Directors, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2014

Member, Idaho Business Coalition for Excellence in Education, since 2009

College of Idaho Instructor, 1981-1982


Steven Berenter

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5204
EMAIL   sberenter@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Steve Berenter is the chair of the firm’s employment group. Mr. Berenter held the position of Managing Partner from 2008 to 2014 and a member of the Board of Partners from 2002-2016. Believing in a proactive approach, Mr. Berenter counsels clients regarding their rights and obligations under evolving principles of employment law and related statutes. He assists clients by auditing and revising employment contracts, employee handbooks, and other documents and procedures that may give rise to employment disputes. Mr. Berenter has significant experience before the Idaho Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and dedicates a significant amount of his practice to defending clients in employment discrimination cases and other employment related litigation in both federal and state court.

Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Mr. Berenter served as a Deputy Attorney General, State of Idaho, Appellate Division, 1983-1984, and the Department of Education and State Board of Education, 1980-1982.

He has earned the highest ranking from Chambers and Partners for Labor and Employment in Idaho and the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell, AV.


Significant Representation

Mr. Berenter maintains a broad employment law practice representing clients that include Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Blue Cross of Idaho, Simplot, Futura Corporation, College of Idaho, College of Western Idaho, Idaho Hospital Association, Primary Health Medical Group, Ardent Health Services, Madison Memorial Hospital, Boise Co-Op, Your Health Idaho, POWER Engineers and Oppenheimer Companies. He dedicates a significant amount of his practice to defending clients in employment discrimination cases under the Idaho Human Rights Act, Title VII; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Washington, J.D., with high honors, 1980

Order of the Coif

UNDERGRADUATE: Stanford University, B.A., 1976

Community Activities

Board of Directors, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 2009-2014

Member, Idaho Business Coalition for Excellence in Education, since 2009

College of Idaho Instructor, 1981-1982


Memberships & Accolades

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association, since 1984

Idaho State Bar, since 1980

Accomplishments

Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” – Management:Employment Law and Management:Labor Law, 2014/2015,2018

Best Lawyers in America – Management – Employment Law, Labor Law, since 2011,

Best Lawyers in America Health Care Law, since 2017, Litigation-Labor and Employment Law, since 2017

Mountain States Super Lawyer, since 2007

Chambers & Partners – Labor & Employment, since 2004

Martindale Hubbell AV rated lawyer


Articles & Publications

Presentations

Mr. Berenter is a frequent lecturer on and provides training in all areas of employment law. He has lectured before the Idaho Hospital Association, the Public Hospital Cooperative of Southeast Idaho, the Human Resource Association of the Treasure Valley, and the local chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. He also does extensive training for clients and other entities, such as member hospitals of the Idaho Hospital Association and MWI Veterinary Supply.