John T. Edwards

John T. Edwards

Boise, Idaho

For over a quarter century, John Edwards has practiced personal injury litigation. John began his legal career representing insurers in injury claims. In 1992, John formed the current firm and began a practice focused on representing injured people in claims adverse to insurers. In 2004, he joined forces with Kurt Holzer in the effort to protect regular people in claims against insurers.

John Edwards brings a unique set of skills to the personal injury arena. Having worked both for and against insurers, he has an understanding of how to present information to the insurance adjustors in a fashion that allows them to pay maximum value on claims. Over the course of his career, he has developed relationships with those whom he opposes based on experience, integrity and trust. John spent 13 years teaching as an adjunct at Boise State University (Business Law and Business Ethics) and uses his skills as a teacher to help adverse parties understand the losses sustained by his clients. The vast majority of claims, when properly presented (or taught) result in resolution without forcing clients through the time commitment and uncertainties associated with trial. John prides himself in working cases to fair results without unnecessary litigation. For the cases that cannot be resolved, John Edwards combines efforts with Kurt Holzer to jointly take cases through trial. The two have experienced marked success.

Over more then 25 years of practice the trial attorneys of Holzer Edwards have tried dozens of cases to verdict recovering millions for deserving clients. Over that same time, the firm has successfully recovered millions by resolving claims for hundreds and hundreds of deserving, injured citizens.

John is a 1981 graduate of Vallivue High School in what was, then, rural Canyon County, Idaho. He grew up working in a small, family-owned business learning valuable lessons about the importance of honesty, integrity, hard work and giving back to community. He attended the University of Idaho, graduating after three years in 1984 with a Political Science degree. While at the University of Idaho, John was involved in student government (Vice-President) and a member of a fraternity in which he held numerous offices. As a student, John was also active in the Moscow community, coaching little league football and basketball, and serving on numerous other community projects. Upon graduation, John spent the better part of three years in Chicago working with a private foundation raising funds for such worthy causes as alcohol awareness education and men's health issues -- topics upon which he frequently lectured. John later attended the University Of San Diego School Of Law where he graduated with honors. He remains active in his community through memberships and participation in service and professional organizations.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1992

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1990


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
    • B.A. - 1984
    • Honors: student government (Vice-President)
    • Honors: Moscow community, coaching little league football and basketball
    • Major: Political Science
  • Vallivue High School - 1981


  • Adjunct, Business Law and Business Ethics, Boise State University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice

Pro Bono Activities

  • Les Bois Kiwanis, President 2001-2002, Member 1991-2004
  • North Boise Little League


  • Spanish


  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon