A Civil Litigation Law Firm

for when life becomes uncivilized.

Each legal professional at the civil litigation law firm of Jones & Swartz PLLC is here to help individuals and companies.  We are a small, focused, efficient and results-oriented civil litigation law firm that represents plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits.  The attorneys at our Boise law office have substantial experience litigating cases not only in Idaho, but also in Utah, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico.  The firm consists of a team of creative, hard-working attorneys, paralegals, and support staff to assist with all of your legal needs.

Based in Boise, Idaho, but Available Anywhere You Are. 

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Call us at (208) 489-8989.

 

Jones & Swartz PLLC is an AV-rated Idaho law firm that focuses on civil litigation throughout Idaho.  Each of the attorneys at our law office tries and litigates civil lawsuits for both plaintiffs and defendants. We do not do transactional work, such as putting together real estate deals, handling securities offerings, drafting contracts, or preparing pension plans. But we do litigate disputes arising out of real estate deals gone awry, securities violations, legal questions under ERISA,  breaches of contract, and a wide variety of other civil cases.  Consult with Jones & Swartz first regarding the circumstances of your personal injury.  We are in the litigation business in order to best serve our clients throughout Idaho and beyond.

All we do is civil litigation.  Often our clients' cases involve complex contractual disputes; serious personal injury claims including car or motorcycle accidents, birth injuries, and injuries to children; and civil rights violations.  We also provide legal services for cases involving professional negligence and malpractice; employment discrimination; employment contracts, including non-compete agreements and wage disputes; etc. Our clients range from individuals with legal problems to international enterprises.  And, while Jones & Swartz is based out of Boise, our clients' legal problems are not limited to the Treasure Valley and neither are we. 

Of all the law firms in Idaho, we have been retained to act as local, Idaho counsel for some of the nation's top law firms.  As local, Idaho counsel we assist national firms in prosecuting claims on behalf of, or defending their clients in state and federal courts throughout Idaho. As a result, many of our cases are referred to us by other lawyers.  Jones & Swartz is a Boise litigation firm that will meet your legal needs anywhere those needs may arise.

Our attorneys are available for after-hours and weekend meetings.

 

In recent news . . .

  • Eric Swartz has been selected as being a "Top Rated" in Personal Injury Lawyer for 2014.

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  • Eric Swartz has been selected as being a "Top Rated Lawyer" in Litigation for 2014.

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  • Jones & Swartz PLLC started 2014 off right for one of its corporate clients who chose to fight a frivolous employment retaliation and discrimination based lawsuit that was filed against it.  Summary judgment was awarded to Jones & Swartz PLLC's client on all ten counts alleged in the lawsuit.  Then, the Court awarded Jones & Swartz PLLC's client 100% of its attorney fees and costs.  In making the award, the Court agreed with Jones & Swartz PLLC's client - the lawsuit should never have been filed.

 

  • Joy M. Vega has been chosen as a recipiet of the 2013 Leaders in Law, Up & Coming Lawyer Award presented by the Idaho Business Review.  The Up & Coming Lawyer award honors attorneys who are in their first ten years of practice, yet have already distinquished themselves in the practice of law, and appear poised for even greater things.  The decision of the program's judging panel, composed of industry leaders, was announce October 8, 2013.  Follow this link for more information on the award.

  • In July 2013, Lawyer Monthly was pleased to inform Joy M. Vega that she has been nominated for the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2013 in the category of Consumer Lawyer of the Year!

                                                 

 

  • In June 2013, Jones & Swartz attorney, Eric B. Swartz, received all preeminent ratings from other attorneys who have worked both with and against Eric.  These peer review ratings have resulted in Eric being designated as an "AV Preeminent" attorney.  Follow this link to read the peer reviews:  Eric B. Swartz Lawyer Profile on Martindale.

 

  • Jones & Swartz has become an Engagement Circle Partner of the City Club of Boise.  The Firm's employees are excited to remain informed about current local and state issues!

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  • In April 2013, Bruce C. Jones and Joy M. Vega successfully settled a complex commercial litigation dispute for the benefit of Jones & Swartz' client.  In doing so, they secured a $15 million judgment for the Idaho corporation and enabled the client to get out of a failed contract without any negative consequences.

 

  • For 2013, Jones & Swartz PLLC was again ranked as a "Highly Recommended" top litigation firm by Legal Media Group's, Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation publication. The same publication has selected both Bruce C. Jones and Eric B. Swartz as "Local Litigation Stars."  Follow this link to read what Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation said about Jones & Swartz PLLC.  Another great recognition of the quality work done by the civil litigation attorneys at Jones & Swartz!

 

  • The American Lawyer Media and Martindale-HubbellTM have joined together and selected Eric Swartz as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in 'Commercial Litigation'"!

 

  • Jones & Swartz PLLC is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the "Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year in Idaho" for 2013 by Global Law Experts (GLE).  GLE has accepted the nomination of Jones & Swartz based on client testimonials, key cases handled by the Firm during the past 12 months, legal rankings, overall reputation, publication contributions, speaking engageemnts, and the performance and standing of the Firm's individual lawyers.

 

  • After recieving the 2012 Global Award for (below), Jones & Swartz PLLC has once again been selected for the international "Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year in Idaho" for 2013 by Corporate INTL Magazine.  The Firm was chosen after an extensive review process that draws insight from business leaders, individual partners of law firms, and in-house counsel throughout the world.

 

  • Jones & Swartz is pleased to announce the addition of Mark P. Coonts to its litigation team.

 

  • In August 2012, after four days of presenting argument to a twelve-person jury in Ada County, Idaho, the jury only needed thirty-five minutes of deliberation in order to unanimously find in favor of Jones & Swartz' client.  The Plaintiff had asked the jury to award over a million dollars, claiming that our client's alleged negligence caused her traumatic brain injury.  But, after Eric Swartz' presentation of the facts the jury disagreed with the Plaintiff,and instead found that Jones & Swartz' client was not negligent at all.

 

  • On August 1, 2012, after a 12 month nomination, research, and judging process Jones & Swartz PLLC was awarded Corporate Intl Magazine's 2012 Global Award for "Personal Injury Law Firm of the Year in Idaho."

 

  • In April 2012, the Payette County Sheriff's Office assisted Jones & Swartz in a putting on a successful public auction of seized Club 7 property.  Thank you to all the attendants and participants!  In August 2011, Jones & Swartz attorney Joy M. Vega received a jury verdict for her client that included $70,000 in punitive damages against her former employer, Club 7, in Fruitland, Idaho who had illegally retaliated against the employee by firing her because she filed an employment discrimination complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission.  Idaho law protects employees who file valid employment discrimination claims!

 

 

  • Jones & Swartz PLLC holds the highest peer review rating available to a law firm:

 

 
 

 

Significant Victories

Medical Malpractice

Jones & Swartz successfully negotiated a confidential settlement of a medical malpractice claim involving a detrimental delay in the diagnosis of breast cancer.  Jones & Swartz’ client obtained a settlement she felt was fair, and she did so without having to file a lawsuit.   

Employment Discrimination

A favorable verdict for three plaintiffs in a sexual harassment and assault case with a half million dollar settlement in their favor on appeal.

Breach of Contract

A declaratory judgment for our client in a contract case in Idaho state court saving our client $75 million.

Wrongful Death

A $2.5 million settlement for our clients in a wrongful death case in Idaho state court arising out of a trucking accident.

Medical Malpractice

Multimillion dollar confidential settlement against an Idaho hospital in a birth injury case. The plaintiff-parents are now financially able to provide their child with the medical care he will need throughout his life.

Breach of Contract

Jones & Swartz successfully assisted a land owner enforce a $425,000 agreement for the perpetual lease of a cell phone tower site against a cell phone tower company that was trying to avoid performing its contractual obligations under the lease agreement.   

Personal Injury Insurance Defense

After four days of trial a twelve person jury only needed thirty-five minutes of deliberations in order to unanimously find in favor of Jones & Swartz' Defendant client.  The Plaintiff had asked the jury to award over a million dollars in damages, claiming that our client's alleged negligence caused her traumatic brain injury.  The jury disagreed with the Plaintiff, and instead found that Jones & Swartz' client was not negligent at all.  Zero dollars were awarded to the Plaintiff. 

Complex Commercial Litigation

Jones & Swartz successfully recovered over $300,000 cash in addition to two parcels of real property for one of its clients that sought to enforce a promissory note in a complex case against thirty-seven defendants.  The case required Jones & Swartz to enforce terms of commercial contracts and title insurance, promissory notes and personal guaranties, and real property foreclosure rights.  The case also required Jones & Swartz to prosecute claims held by its client for insurance bad faith, breach of insurance contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and negligence. 

Civil Rights Violation

A pre-suit settlement on behalf of plaintiffs against an Idaho city and its police department resulted in a six-figure payment to Jones & Swartz' clients.  Plaintiffs' alleged that the City and its police department violated confidentiality policies and imposed a state-created danger upon the plaintiffs' lives and liberties.

Personal Injury:

Recovery of nearly a quarter-million dollars for injuries sustained by a tenant as a result of Carbon Monoxide poisoning caused by the landlord's faulty furnace repair.  

Personal Injury:

Combined settlement for over $365,000 to plaintiff couple who were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Civil Rights:

A six-figure settlement and a public written apology signed by all five defendants (all members of an Idaho county board of commissioners, the county planning and zoning administrator, and the county prosecutor) for violating the plaintiffs' property rights in a conditional use permit by cancelling the permit without due process of law.

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