Having been in practice for 42 years, Alan Hull still finds each day to be exciting and full of challenges. A native of Idaho, born in Moscow, Idaho, and raised in Wallace, Idaho, Alan graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in 1969, majoring in zoology and chemistry. While an undergraduate, he played on the University of Idaho varsity golf team.
He obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho in 1973 and was Editor in Chief of the Idaho Law Review for the 1972-1973 school year.
After graduation, he moved to Boise, Idaho, where he clerked for Justice Charles R. Donaldson of the Idaho Supreme Court. Following his clerkship, he joined the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and rose to the position of Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of the Civil Division.
In 1975, he went into private practice and was a principal in the firm of Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull, until 1998.
In 1998, he was one of three principals in the formation of the law firm in Anderson, Julian & Hull, where he continues to practice.
Mr. Hull has given numerous speeches in front of various organizations concerning the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act, and the issues that have arisen under that Act as well as the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Idaho’s Expanding Securities Act, published in the Idaho Law Review in 1973. Compared the Idaho State District Court decision in the case of State of Idaho v. Dare To Be Great to that of the Federal District Court ruling in the case of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Dare To Be Great.
Both Courts found the scheme to be illegal, but on different grounds, and the federal case was involved in the effort to expand the definition of an investment contract to fit the parameters of the Dare To Be Great pyramid offering thus requiring registration with the Securities Exchange Commission.
Mr. Hull also prepared a report concerning the importance of compartmentalization of ventilation systems in underground mine fires at the request of the principal investigator of a proposed safety device that might allow miners trapped in underground mine fires to exit the mines safely.
The report stressed the importance of compartmentalization of the ventilation system, as opposed to the use of self-contained oxygen apparatus, and how said compartmentalized systems could be economically created using big hole bore technology.
In addition, Mr. Hull is an author of numerous papers concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, as well as all aspects of the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act.
Alan has been involved in many community organizations.
Including being president of the Amity Grade School PTA, involvement in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts at Amity School.
He’s enjoyed coaching various children’s sports teams, as well as serving for a number of years as president of the House Corporation Board of the fraternity he belonged to in college.
Alan is a member of the board of advisors of the Idaho State Bar Worker’s Compensation Section and is a past chairman of the Idaho State Bar Committee on health insurance.
While in law school, Alan was a summer clerk for the Seattle Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission where he worked on a number of cases involving investment contracts, pyramid schemes, and how both of those come within the purview of the 1933 Securities Act and the 1934 Securities Exchange Act.
Mr. Hull was lead counsel for the Mine Safety Appliances Company in the litigation that arose out of the Sunshine Mine fire of 1972 which resulted in 91 deaths and closure of the Sunshine Mine for more than a year.
That case was tried before the Honorable Raymond McNichols (Federal District Judge) in 1978 and resulted in a defense verdict exonerating his client and the other defendants.
He tried several other large products liability cases and in 1984 switched the focus of his practice to the representation of employers and their sureties in worker’s compensation matters.
Mr. Hull has handled many pro bono cases for various individuals, some which have arisen out of the worker’s compensation arena.
Alan graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in 1969, majoring in zoology and chemistry. He obtained a juris doctorate degree from the University of Idaho in 1973 and was Editor in Chief of the Idaho Law Review for the 1972-1973 school year.
Admitted to United States District Court of the District Idaho and all courts of the State of Idaho.
The Honorable Charles R. Donaldson, Justice, Idaho Supreme Court.