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BRIAN K. JULIAN

PictureFounding Partner
bjulian@ajhlaw.com

Mr. Julian, founder and senior partner of Anderson, Julian & Hull LLP, has vast experience in the areas of education law, employment law, insurance, personal injury, ERISA litigation, complex commercial litigation, defense of governmental entities, civil rights, products liability, professional liability, construction law, real estate, commercial transactions, personal injury litigation, and appeals. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2005 and Best Lawyers in America since 2008.

In the area of education law, Mr. Julian’s practice emphasizes counseling and representation of school districts throughout the State of Idaho. Mr. Julian’s employment law experience includes representation of employers in all matters of employment issues. Mr. Julian has extensive litigation experience representing private and government employers in a myriad of claims. In addition, Mr. Julian has lectured to numerous governmental entities and private employers and companies regarding employment law, product liability, insurance bad faith and business practices issues.

Mr. Julian has served as lead trial counsel in over 100 cases with a 90 percent win ratio. Notable cases (both published and unpublished) include:

  • Reece v. Pocatello/Chubbuck School District, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22688
  • Beach v. J.D. Lumber, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 10690
  • Potlatch Education Association v. Potlatch School District, 148 Idaho 630, 226, P3d 1277 (2010)
  • Cherry v. Coregis Insurance Co., 146 Idaho 882, 204 P3d 522 (2009)
  • Ackley v. Bruneau-Grandview School District, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29867
  • Hancock v. Idaho Falls School District, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52243
  • Kolar v. Cassia County, 142 Idaho 346, 127 P 2d 962 (2005)
  • Rose v. Loos, 130 Fed Appx. 78 (9th Cir. 2005)
  • Hayenga v. Nampa Sch. Dist., 123 Fed. Appx. 783 (9th Cir. 2004)
  • Summers v. Cambridge Sch. Dist. No. 432, 139 Idaho 953, 88 P3d 772 (2004)
  • Hei v. Holzer, 139 Idaho 81, 73 P3d 94 (2003)
  • Martin v. Twin Falls School District,138 Idaho 146, 59 P3d 317 (2002)
  • Willie v. Oneida School District, 138 Idaho 131, 59 P3d 302 (2002)
  • White v. Blackfoot District No., 10 Fed. App. 476 (9th Cir. 2001)
  • Farner v. Idaho Falls School District No. 91., 135 Idaho 337, 17 P.3d 281 (2000)
  • Lowder v. Minidoka School District, 132 Idaho 834, 979 P.2d 1192 (1999)
  • Coonse v. Boise School District, 132 Idaho 803, 979 P.2d 1161 (1999)
  • Kingsbury v. Genesee School, 132 Idaho 791, 797 P.2d 1149 (1999)
  • Strain v. Payette School District No. 371, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 4264 (9th Circuit 1998) (Unpublished)
  • Brooks v. Logan, 130 Idaho 547, 944 P.2d 709 (1997)
  • Smith v. Meridian Joint School District No. 2, 128 Idaho 714, 918 P.2d 583 (1996)
  • Le’Gall v. Lewis County, 129 Idaho 182, 923 P.2d 427 (1996)
  • Benson v. Wendell School District No. 232, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 16496 (9th Circuit 1996) (Unpublished)
  • Brooks v. Logan, 127 Idaho 484, 903 P.2d 73 (1995)
  • Brown v. Caldwell School District No. 132, 127 Idaho 112, 898 P.2d 43 (1995)
  • Crooks v. Maynard, 913 F.2d 69 (9th Cir. 1990)
  • Crooks v. Maynard, 718 F.Supp. 1460 (1989)
  • Bingham v. Idaho Dept. of Transportation, 117 Idaho 147, 786 P.2d 538 (1989)
  • Bauer v. Minidoka School District No. 331, 116 Idaho 586, 778 P.2d 336 (1989)
  • Crooks v. Maynard, 851 F.2d 1562 (9th Cir. 1988)
  • Kearney v. Denker, 114 Idaho 755, 750 P.2d 1171 (1988)
  • Walton v. State of Idaho, 112 Idaho 503, 733 P.2d 724 (1987)
  • Crooks v. Maynard, 112 Idaho 312, 732 P.2d 281 (1987)
  • Crooks v. Maynard, 820 F.2d 329 (9th Cir. 1987)
  • Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. State of Idaho, 663 F.Supp. 75 (Idaho 1987)
  • Oppenheimer Industries, Inc. v. Johnson Cattle Co., Inc., 112 Idaho 423, 732 P.2d 661 (1986)
  • Mack Financial Corp. v. Smith, 108 Idaho 921, 703 P.2d 685 (1985)
  • Green v. A. B. Hagglund & Soner, 634 F.Supp. 790 (Idaho 1986)
  • Estate of Mustie Brown v. Cactus Pete’s, Inc., 108 Idaho 798, 702 P.2d 836 (1985)
  • Streib v. Veigel, 109 Idaho 174, 706 P.2d 63 (185)
  • Corey v. State of Idaho, 108 Idaho 921, 703 P.2d 685 (1985)
  • Cope v. State of Idaho, 108 Idaho 416, 700 P.2d 38 (1985)
  • In the Matter of the Complaint of Stanton and Betty Diehl, 610 F.Supp. 223 (Idaho 1985)
  • State of Idaho v. Mitchell Construction Co., 108 Idaho 335, 699 P.2d 1349 (1984)
  • Pavlak v. Church, 727 F.2d 1425 (9th Cir. 1984)
  • Hopper v. Hayes, 573 F.Supp. 1368 (Idaho 1983)
  • City of Nampa v. McGee, 104 Idaho 63, 656 P.2d 124 (1982)
  • Pavlak v. Church, 681 F.2d 617 (9th Cir. 1982)
  • Garrett v. Nobles, 102 Idaho 369, 630 P.2d 656 (Idaho 1981)

Along with being an extremely experienced litigator, Mr. Julian is a prolific writer and is the author of The Law of Education in Idaho, the leading authority on Education Law, and the Idaho Uniform Manual of Policies and Procedures for Schools, a handbook for school boards and administrators for use in the formulation of policies in compliance with the law. Mr. Julian is also a sponsor of the Education Law Institute presented annually to School Board attorneys, trustees, teachers and administrators in Boise. In addition, Mr. Julian has made multiple contributions to the Education Law Institute, including:

  • “Employment Contract Issues and Job Descriptions” – Annual Education Law Institute, 2000 – 2011.
  • “Current Case Law Decisions” – Annual Education Law Institute, 2003 – 2011.
  • “Sexual Harassment Allegations Investigation and Documentation” – Fourteenth Annual Education Law Institute, 2005.
  • “Kunau v. Minidoka School District Reconstruction of a Case” – Fourteenth Annual Education Law Institute, 2005.
  • “Conflicts of Interest, Fiscal Responsibility, Credit and Travel Oversight” – Thirteenth Annual Education Law Institute, 2004.
  • “Employment Issues: Certificated and Classified Employees” – Twelfth Annual Education Law Institute, 2003.
  • “What to do if You or Your District are Sued” – Twelfth Annual Education Law Institute, 2003.
  • “Employment Contracts and At Will Issues” – Eleventh Annual Education Law Institute, 2002.
  • “Investigation and Documentation of Claims of Sexual Harassment” – Eleventh Annual Education Law Institute, 2002.
  • “Perspectives on Reduction in Force” – Eleventh Annual Education Law Institute, 2002.
  • “School Prayer” – Eleventh Annual Education Law Institute, 2002.
  • “Avoiding Discrimination Claims in the Hiring Process,” Tenth Annual Educations Law Institute, 2001.
  • “Sexual Harassment,” Ninth Annual Education Law Institute, 2000.
  • “Evaluations and their Role in Litigation,” Eighth Annual Education Law Institute, 1999.
  • “The Handling and Documentation of Employment Investigations,” Seventh Annual Education Law Institute, 1998.
  • “Sexual Harassment Claims,” Sixth Annual Education Law Institute, 1997.
  • “The Prosecutor’s Duty to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence: State v. Brown,” 14 Idaho L.Rev. 223 (1977)

Mr. Julian is an Advocate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Along with being a member of the Idaho State Bar, Mr. Julian is admitted to practice in United States Supreme Court; United States District Court for the District of Idaho; the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Nez Perce Indian Tribal Court; and all courts of the State of Idaho. Mr. Julian is also a member of The American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section), the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the Council of School Attorneys and the National School Board Association.

Mr. Julian graduated cum laude from the University of Idaho, College of Law, in 1978, and was the recipient of various scholarships and honors, including the Idaho Law Foundation Scholarship, Richard B. Minas Scholarship (University of Idaho Law School), Idaho Law Review – Managing Editor, Utah State University Leadership Scholarship, Rich Memorial Scholastic Scholarship, Blue Key Honorary Fraternity Outstanding Student Award. Mr. Julian also graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.

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