ndrew LaPorta, the newest addition to Hepworth Holzer, has proven his passion for justice by fighting for clients. Andrew spent the first part of his career working with some of Idaho’s premier insurance defense firms. This work included representation of physicians and other professionals sued for malpractice, as well as representation of insurance companies sued for failing to honor their obligations to the people they insured. Working for the Goliaths of the world taught Andrew his real calling was to represent those who needed help–the injured, mistreated, and unrepresented. Andrew uses his prior successes representing the interests of insurance companies and professionals to fuel his drive to ensure ordinary people find justice.
In court, Andrew is a proven, persuasive and knowledgeable advocate. In his first year of practice, Andrew successfully reversed a half-million-dollar judgment wrongfully imposed on his client, winning attorney’s fees in the process.
Andrew was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, a premier law school in the Mountain West. In his final year of law school, Andrew studied medical malpractice and produced articles that analyzed Idaho and Utah law tailored to the area of medical malpractice. Andrew is a student of the law, and his knowledge in the area of professional malpractice and personal injury litigation is equal to that of significantly more experienced attorneys.
Outside of the courtroom, Andrew enjoys taking on physical challenges, whether it be marathons, obstacles races, CrossFit competitions, or the Big Juds Challenge (3-time winner). He also regularly confronts the myth that a fly-fishing has anything to do with catching fish. His favorite spot is along the Teton River, with the view of the Tetons providing a quality consolation prize. As proof of his deep sense of loyalty, Andrew is a lifelong fan of the Seattle Mariners, and fondly recalls the last time they made the playoffs when he was a junior in high school. Andrew is a voracious reader of history (his undergraduate degree is in history), and is always looking for someone with whom to discuss his most recent reads.
EDUCATION & ACCOLADES
- S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah (JD 2014)
- Brigham Young University (BS 2011)
- Martindale Hubble AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
- Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
- Idaho State Bar
- Litigation Section Member
- Health Law Section Member
- Utah State Bar