Personal Injury Attorney
J. Charles Hepworth
Personal injury attorney J. Charles Hepworth is a leading Boise, ID, litigator. He was born and raised in Twin Falls County, and attended Stanford University as an undergraduate where he graduated with a degree in English in 1978. Mr. Hepworth obtained his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1981. He moved back to Idaho in 1983 and has practiced law in Idaho since 1983.
Mr. Hepworth devotes his practice to representing individuals with claims for personal injury or wrongful death. Mr. Hepworth has more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer in Idaho.
Mr. Hepworth currently handles various types of personal injury cases, with an emphasis on medical malpractice and medical product liability cases and significant injury cases caused by motor vehicle accidents or other causes.
Mr. Hepworth is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only, and membership cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state.
Mr. Hepworth has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for each of the past ten years, and Mountain States Super Lawyers during the past several years in the field of personal injury litigation.
Mr. Hepworth has been lead counsel in numerous cases which have resulted in verdicts or settlements in excess of a million dollars. One of the more interesting cases involved a tragic motor vehicle accident in Italy which dramatically impacted a family from Boise. After prolonged litigation in Italy, the case resolved for more than $10 million. Two of the more noteworthy trial verdicts include a $6.15 million verdict obtained in 2006 for the family of a 28-year-old woman who died as a result of a medical error, and a $7.55 million verdict obtained against St. Luke’s Hospital in a wrongful death case in 2001.
More recent verdicts and settlements include a 2014 settlement involving a woman from New Mexico who settled a medical malpractice claim for $5 million. In 2015, Mr. Hepworth helped an Idaho family resolve a wrongful death medical malpractice claim for $2 million.
Mr. Hepworth and his wife, Margaret, have four children: Haley, Matt, Mark, and Grace. In addition to spending time with his family, Charlie enjoys various sports activities, including biking and skiing. Charlie also has volunteered as a board member for various local community groups.
Stanford University (1978)
Hastings College of Law, University of California (1981)
The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers
American Association for Justice, American College of Trial Lawyers, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Medical Products Liability
Thank you for all that you’ve done for our family. You have been a blessing to us. Don’t know what we would do without you.S.H. & A.O.