Aaron has experience in many areas. He is the medical malpractice panel chairman for the 7th District of Idaho has a specialized practice in bankruptcy, which he has established in Idaho for the last 15 years, representing debtors and creditors in Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13. Aaron has served as the President of the Idaho Falls Bankruptcy Bar, lectured at the Idaho State Bar Bankruptcy and Commercial Law annual meeting on Chapter 13, was the CASA attorney of the year in 2011, and received the Professionalism award from the 7th District of the Idaho State Bar in 2012. He is committed to excellence in his practice.
Before this, Aaron also worked for two years for the largest insurance defense firm in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, defending medical and dental professionals and against all insurance related cases. This experience left him with a strong background in insurance defense litigation. Aaron’s experience in the medical and insurance fields has also been valuable to clients in
personal injury and civil litigation cases.
While attending college, Aaron worked for the crisis team in the emergency room. Aaron learned to deal with complex problems in intense situations, including mental illness, abuse of all kinds, and working with people of all backgrounds and circumstances with injuries and psychiatric problems, which has been helpful especially in complex family law. Aaron graduated from
Brigham Young University with degrees in English and Microbiology with a minor in chemistry in 1995.
Aaron moved to Oklahoma in 1998 to attend law school after saving funding for law school by working as a clinical laboratory scientist for a large hospital laboratory, becoming skilled in blood bank, chemistry, hematology and microbiology in the clinical setting. He is a certified Medical Technologist. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 2002, passed the Idaho Bar that same year, and passed the Montana State Bar in 2004.
He has published two books and many articles, and contributes regularly to the Idaho State Bar Journal, the Advocate, on mainly bankruptcy topics.
Aaron currently resides in Idaho Falls with his family, and continues to enjoy practicing law, working to help people through church service and scouting, writing, golf, and participating in outdoor activities.
(Andy) graduated in 1998 with high honors from Idaho State University with a major in history and a minor in English. Thereafter, Andy attended the University of Idaho Law School where, notably, he was a member of the Idaho Law Review. As a member, Andy published an article entitled: “The Second Amendment: A Guard for Our Future Security.” Andy submitted this article to the National Rifle Association for an essay contest and it took first place. He obtained a scholarship from the NRA for his expenses for the third year of law school.
Following his second year of law school and during the Summer of 2000, Andy served as the law clerk for the Honorable N. Randy Smith in Bannock County, Idaho. Thereafter, Andy graduated from law school in the top twenty of his class in May of 2001. Andy then served for two years as the law clerk for the Honorable James J. May in Blaine County, Idaho. Andy feels very blessed to have served with, and learned from, two of the greatest judges in the state of Idaho (of course he isn't biased) and believes these experiences help him every day in his law practice.
In August of 2003, Andy joined Wright Wright & Johnson, PLLC as an associate and became a partner is 2008. In July of 2015, Andy and Aaron J. Tolson created the law firm of Tolson & Wayment, PLLC. Andy assists clients with issues in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianships, business, collection, family law, natural resource, conservation easement, and real property law. Andy has successfully represented clients both in and out of court.
Andy's family includes his beautiful wife, Kristin, his four daughters, two sons, and one bird dog. When Andy is not at work or with his family, you may find him at the river waiving a fly rod, in the field toting a shotgun, or writing about those two activities. In his spare time, Andy also enjoys freelance writing and he has published numerous articles on hunting and fishing in numerous prestigious magazines and in the local newspaper, The Post Register. Andy's first book on fly fishing entitled, Heaven on Earth: Stories of Fly Fishing, Fun & Faith, was published in 2012.
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