R. Bruce Owens - Of Counsel


Bruce Owens has specialized in handling personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice matters since he began his practice in 1973.

He has handled hundreds of personal injury cases and has had trials to verdict in many of these cases.  Mr. Owens was recently co-lead counsel in a medical malpractice case in Eastern Idaho that resulted in a $7.5 million verdict – one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the State of Idaho.  He has had trials to verdict and settled numerous personal injury and medical malpractice cases in the hundreds of thousands to several million dollar range.

Bruce and his wife, Judi, have raised and educated six children in the Coeur d’Alene area.  Several of these children, now adults, have made their home in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene vicinity.  Bruce and Judi have been activity in their community, serving on the Board of Directors of Head Start, Boy Scouts of America, and the United Crusade.  They have been active in school sports activities and their church as their children were growing up, including serving in various capacities in the Boy Scouts of America and as coaches in basketball and soccer.

All six of their children graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School.  Judi was a librarian for many years in a local elementary school and worked with local youth both in and out of her church.  She is a native Idahoan.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Large Civil Litigation


Brigham Young University, B.A., 1969

Arizona State University, J.D., 1972

Admissions & Memberships

Washington State Bar Association, 1973

US District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1973

Idaho State Bar Association, 1984

US District Court of Idaho, 1984

Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Past Member

Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, President 1991 – 1992

American Association of Justice, Member and Past Delegate

Idaho Law Foundation, Inc., Board Member 1993 – 2003 and Past President


A.V. Preeminent rating Martindale-Hubbell since 2011

Listed in “Best Lawyers in America” since 1993

Listed in “Mountain States Super Lawyers” since 2008

Certified by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the Idaho Bar Association as a Civil Trial Specialist


Lawyer Representative of the US District & Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho, 2001-2004

Idaho Judicial Council, Attorney Member, 2017 - Present

Member, Idaho Supreme Court Civil Justice Reform Committee

Specialty Certification Committee Member of the Idaho Trial Lawyer Association and the Idaho State Bar Associatioun