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  • J.D., University of Idaho, 1994
  • B.A., Gonzaga University, 1990

Boards & Memberships:

  • Idaho Judicial Council, Attorney Member, 2011-2017
  • Idaho State Bar Professional Conduct Board, 2008-2011
  • Kootenai County DUI Court Pro Temp Judge, 2001-2011
  • Idaho State Bar Character and Fitness Committee, 2002-2008
  • Leadership Coeur d’Alene, President, 2000 Class
  • American Inns of Court

Joel P. Hazel, Principal

Coeur d’Alene

P: 208.667.4000

F: 208.667.8470


Legal Assistant: Annette Moormann


Joel Hazel's practice encompasses the areas of commercial and business litigation, professional malpractice defense, eminent domain, and employment law. Joel has tried numerous jury trials as lead counsel.

Joel has recently worked on cases involving professional malpractice defense, eminent domain litigation, employment complaints filed with the Human Rights Commission and EEOC, libel and slander claims against media defendants, real property disputes, and media access issues.

  • Licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho.
  • Joined Witherspoon Kelley in 1999.


  • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. 
  • Idaho State Bar Service Award, 2010
  • Kootenai County DUI Court Pro Temp Judge, 2001-2011
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1994-1999

Representative Cases:

  • Watson v. Weick, 141 Idaho 500, 504, 112 P.3d 788, 792 (2005). (Business dispute involving allegation of fraud and breach of contract).
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