Chasan and Walton, LLC
Andy Chasan and Tim Walton have been partners since 1980. They have devoted their careers to representing the interests of injured people against insurance companies, big business and corporate greed whether because of a car accident, product liability, a wrongful death or a Worker's Compensation claim.The philosophy of the firm is to put the interest of the client first. We take pride in the size of the recoveries we obtain for our clients, but that is not the sole measure of our success. Helping our clients make correct life decisions, and helping them to restore the quality of their life after suffering profound injury is equally important.
We are very proud of our legal staff. We hire the best, and the brightest, and provide them with a stable, challenging, and enjoyable work environment. In return they reward us (and our clients) with a high quality work product. On average, each of our staff members has been with us for more than a decade.
Andy Chasan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1950. He grew up in New Jersey. He returned to Ohio as a young man, attended college and law school, and began his family there. He has been married to Laurel since 1972. They have three grown children.
Andy received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1977. He moved to Idaho the same year. He and Tim Walton have been partners since 1980.
Andy limits his law practice to personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. He emphasizes the area of Interstate Trucking Litigation in his personal injury practice. He is a frequent lecturer on the topic and has published quite a few articles as well. He is also a board member and officer of the ATLA Interstate Trucking Litigation Group.
Andy is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible designation for ability and ethics. He is a board member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers and its former president. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Idaho, and all courts of the State of Idaho.
Andy is also a certified specialist in Worker’s Compensation. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Workmen’s Compensation Section of the Idaho State Bar and a former Worker’s Compensation Chairman for the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been a member of several committees for the drafting of Worker’s Compensation legislation and Industrial Commission Rules of Practice.
Andy was recognized for outstanding achievement during the 54th Idaho Legislative Session in 1997. He is also proud to have received the Pro Bono Award from the Idaho State Bar in 2000. Andy was named Idaho Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2004.
Tim Walton was born in Niagara Falls, New York in 1951. After graduating high school in New York he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. After working in Washington, D.C. for a year he went to law school at the University of Idaho, and graduated cum laude in 1977. While in law school he was a member of Law Review. After law school Tim worked for a large law firm for three years, doing defense work. In 1980 he joined with Andy Chasan, and the two have been partners ever since.
Tim Walton limits his law practice to personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. He also is a very active mediator, and has mediated hundreds of personal injury cases. He is past president of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, and has long served on the Board of Directors of that organization. He is also an Idaho delegate to the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ability and ethics. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court and all courts of the State of Idaho. He has been recognized by, and granted membership in, the Outstanding Lawyers of America. He is one of the few attorneys who has been admitted to The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, for obtaining and collecting a jury verdict in excess of a million dollars on behalf of his clients.
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