Jon M. Bauman


PHONE: 208-343-5454   FAX: 208-384-5844

Mr. Bauman joined the firm in 2000. His practice emphasizes the defense of workers’ compensation and workers’ compensation coverage matters. From 1991 to 1993, he served as a referee (administrative law judge) at the Idaho Industrial Commission where he was one of the principal drafters of the Industrial Commission’s Judicial Rules of Practice and Procedure.

Mr. Bauman has handled all phases of workers’ compensation litigation, including trials, mediations, and appeals. In addition, he drafts legislation and administrative regulations and testifies before the Idaho Legislature on workers’ compensation and governmental law issues. He also has experience dealing with initiatives and referenda. He has taught workers’ compensation law for the University of Idaho College of Law since 1995 and legislation beginning in 2007.

Mr. Bauman enjoys writing and spending time with his two daughters and grandson. He collects classical and jazz recordings and attends the opera in Seattle, New York, and Italy.

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University of Idaho, J.D. 1982; University of Utah, B.A. English, magna cum laude 1976, M.A. English 1980.


Idaho and Utah state and federal courts, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


The Advocate (Idaho State Bar magazine), member, chairman of editorial advisory board; Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry; chairman, Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee; Teaching: adjunct professor, University of Idaho College of Law, 1995-present; Awards: scholastic honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma.