PHILLIP J. COLLAER
Professional Status: Partner with the firm of Anderson, Julian & Hull LLP. His practice has focused upon representing governmental entities, private individuals, and businesses throughout the State of Idaho in litigation involving personal injury, insurance, complex commercial litigation, employment law, professional liability, products liability, civil rights law, education law, real estate, governmental entities, and appellate practice.
Educational Background: Graduated in 1979 from the University of Idaho receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Sciences. Received Juris Doctorate in 1985 from Gonzaga University.
Professional Affiliations: Admitted to all courts in the state of Idaho. He is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Member: Idaho State Bar Association; Boise Adjusters’ Association; American Inns of Court, Inn No. 130.
Employment History: Following graduation from the University of Idaho, he established and managed an analytical laboratory providing consulting services to farmers in the southeastern Idaho region. After graduating from Gonzaga University, he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the Civil Division of the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office. He entered private practice in 1989 with an emphasis on insurance defense litigation and joined Anderson, Julian & Hull, LLP in 1998.
Publications and Presentations:
- “Employee Recommendations, Tort of Negligent Hiring and Referral,” Sixth Annual Education Law Institute, 1997;
- “Search and Seizure in the Public Schools,” Seventh Annual Education Law Institute, 1998;
- “Individual Liability of Trustees and Administrators,” Eighth Annual Education Law Institute, 1999;
- “At-Will Employment and the Rights of Classified Employees,” Ninth Annual Education Law Institute, 2000;
- “How to Conduct Investigations, Including Proper Use of a ‘Garrity’ Notice,” Tenth Annual Education Law Institute, 2001.
Representative Cases: Has tried cases in state and federal courts involving personal injuries, realtor malpractice, employment disputes, discrimination claims, civil rights, police misconduct, real estate transactions, and agricultural chemical damages.