Kenneth L. Pedersen

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Boise, ID

Pedersen and Whitehead
 | 199 N. Capitol Blvd, Suite 500, Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-336-2552
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Kenneth L. Pedersen brings his substantial record as a litigator to bear at Pedersen and Whitehead, located in Boise, Idaho. Representing clients throughout the area, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, defective products, premises liability, dangerous medical devices, environmental and toxic torts, nursing home negligence and abuse, and faulty highway design. Mr. Pedersen also provides representation to policy holders whose insurance companies have denied their claims in bad faith.

    Highlights from his lengthy career include gaining a $1.2 million jury verdict in a federal mass tort case that involved the DTP vaccine. He was also able to obtain a $10 million jury verdict, including punitive damages, against a life insurance company in a case that involved bad faith and fraudulent sales. His achievements in the courtroom have made him a desirable lecturer within his professional community. Seminar subjects that he has presented include how to recognize insurance bad faith, juror psychology, consumer law, punitive damages for corporate misconduct, medical malpractice and opening and closing statements. His fellow professionals have awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Pedersen attended Brigham Young University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Idaho College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1972. Mr. Pedersen is admitted to practice before all Idaho state courts. He has received a certificate of specialization in civil trial law from the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.


    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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    About Kenneth Pedersen

    Admitted: 1972, Idaho

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    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Dynamic Opening & Closing Statements, Idaho Law Foundation Seminar, April 15, 2004, Boise, Idaho
    • Juror Psychology: The Litigator’s Perspective, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, June 27, 2003, Post Falls, Idaho
    • Bad Faith: How to Recognize It and What to Do with It, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, June 21, 2002, Sun Valley, Idaho
    • Evidentiary Issues in Bad Faith Actions, Idaho Law Foundation Seminar, April 19, 2002, Boise, Idaho
    • Seeking the Truth in Civil Trial Preparation and Litigation Practice, Idaho State Bar Professionalism & Ethics Section Seminar, January 18, 2002
    • Medical Malpractice I – From a Plaintiff’s Perspective, IDALS Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar, April 27-28, 2001, Boise, Idaho
    • Marketing Fraud in the Sale of Medical Insurance, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, December 2, 2000, Kansas City, Missouri
    • The Role of Punitive Damages in Corporate Misbehavior, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, December 2, 1998, Idaho Falls, Idaho
    • Bad, Bad Faith Insurance Law, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, September 25, 1998, McCall, Idaho
    • Status of Consumer Law in Idaho, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, May 9, 1997, Jackpot, Nevada
    • Medical Malpractice, Legal Assistants – Class at College of Southern Idaho, February 10, 1997
    • Recognizing, Preparing and Trying the Insurance Bad Faith Case, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, December 6, 1996, Idaho Falls, Idaho
    • Recognizing, Preparing and Trying the Insurance Bad Faith Case in Idaho, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, October 18, 1996, Moscow, Idaho, and November 1, 1996, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
    • Consumer Fraud in the Sale of Insurance, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, February 23, 1996, Twin Falls, Idaho
    • Bad Faith Litigation in Idaho, National Business Institute, Inc. Seminar, November 9, 1995, Boise, Idaho
    • Products Liability Workshop, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, June 5, 1992, Boise, Idaho
    • Evaluating Damages in the Personal Injury Case: The Plaintiff Lawyer’s View, Idaho Law Foundation Seminar, January 17, 1986, Boise, Idaho, and January 24, 1986, Idaho Falls, Idaho


    • Obtained a $10 million punitive damages verdict in Walston v. Monumental Life Ins. Co. for the bad faith and fraudulent sale of insurance, 1994
    • Toner v. Lederle which resulted in a $1.2 million verdict in federal court in 1984 as a result of the vaccine DTP
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    199 N. Capitol Blvd, Suite 500
    Boise, ID 83702

    Phone: 208-336-2552

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