R. Daniel Bowen
R. DANIEL BOWEN was born in Boise, Idaho, October 22, 1953. In 1972 Mr. Bowen graduated from Borah High School, Boise, Idaho. He attended Boise State University and graduated from the University of Idaho cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977. Mr. Bowen is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Bowen obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho in 1980, was admitted to the Bar for the state of Idaho and the United States District Court for the District of Idaho in 1980. Upon being admitted to practice, Mr. Bowen joined the law firm of Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull as an associate in the same year. Mr. Bowen became a partner in the law firm of Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull in 1984 and continued in that position until 1993, at which time he became a partner in the law firm of Bowen, Brassey, Gardner, Wetherell & Crawford. The firm is now Bowen & Bailey.
Mr. Bowen has dedicated his practice to insurance defense, including workers’ compensation and title insurance. He is a member of the Idaho Bar Association and has served as a board member for and vice president of the Worker’s Compensation section. He is a member of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, the Boise Adjusters Association, and has served on the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Deductibles for the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation. Mr. Bowen currently serves by gubernatorial appointment the State of Idaho as one of three members for the Idaho Code Commission.
Eric S. Bailey
ERIC S. BAILEY was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on April 11, 1958. He pursued his undergraduate degree at DePauw University and the American University in Athens, Greece, with dual majors in economics and Mediterranean studies, and dual minors in mechanical engineering and history. Upon graduation in 1980, Mr. Bailey entered the University of Iowa. In 1982 he obtained his M.A. in business administration with an emphasis in human resources/labor relations. Mr. Bailey received his J.D. from the University of Idaho in 1991. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar, Wyoming State Bar, and is admitted to practice in all courts in the States of Idaho and Wyoming, including the federal courts.
Upon admission to the Bar, Mr. Bailey took a position as an associate with the law firm of Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull in Boise, Idaho. He continued with that firm until July 1993, at which time he joined Bowen, Brassey, Gardner, Wetherell & Crawford as an associate. In 1997, Mr. Bailey became a partner in the law firm of Bowen, Gardner & Bailey, which is now Bowen & Bailey.
Mr. Bailey has experience in the areas of worker’s compensation, construction litigation, products liability, defense of governmental entities, medical malpractice, automobile/transportation negligence, outfitter liability, and intercompany arbitration. Mr. Bailey also has nonlegal experience in union/management relations, arbitration, risk management, safety management, and various personnel related activities. He has lectured in the area of Idaho Worker’s Compensation and Employment Law for purposes of Continuing Legal Education course work.
W. Scott Wigle
W. SCOTT WIGLE is a native of Boise, Idaho. He is a graduate of Borah High School and Boise State University. He attended the University of Idaho School of Law, graduating, cum laude, with a Juris Doctorate degree in the spring of 1981. Scott is a member of the Idaho State Bar and is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of Idaho, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
In the fall of 1981, Scott took a position as an associate with the law firm of Quane, Smith, Howard & Hull. In 1987 he became a partner in that firm and continued in that capacity until the dissolution of the firm in August of 1998. At that time he became a partner in the firm Anderson, Julian & Hull. In March 2001, Scott joined Bowen & Bailey, LLP, as a partner.
In recent years, his practice has tended to concentrate in the area of worker’s compensation, personal injury and professional malpractice defense. Scott is a member of the Worker’s Compensation Section of the Idaho State Bar and has served as Chairman of the section. He also has significant experience in construction litigation, the defense of governmental entities and appellate practice.