A Boise attorney has been appointed to a new judgeship in Idaho's Fourth Judicial District.
47-year-old Steven Hippler, a partner in the Givens Pursley LLC law firm, was appointed to the bench today by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. Hippler was among four candidates submitted to Otter by the Idaho Judicial Council. The new judgeship was created by the 2013 Idaho Legislature.
Hippler is a graduate of Bishop Kelly High School, Boise State University and received his law degree from the University of Utah. He has been a partner at Givens Pursley since 2002.
Hippler has served as health-care counsel for hospitals, several medical specialty groups and billing, coding and practice management companies. In particular, Hippler has defended numerous medical liability and malpractice claims. While working primarily with Idaho clients, Hippler has also represented several clients in Oregon and Washington.