Tim and Andy met in the summer of 1977 while they were both studying for the Idaho Bar exam. Andy had just graduated from Case Western Reserve Law School in Cleveland, Ohio, and traveled 2,003 miles from Cleveland to Boise in a U-Haul truck pulling his Plymouth Arrow with his wife and 2 young children to set up a law practice in Boise. Tim had traveled to Idaho from Niagara Falls, New York 3 years earlier in his old Volkswagen Bug, to attend the University of Idaho Law School in Moscow, Idaho. They became fast friends, and in January 1981 they formed a law partnership based upon a handshake. That handshake created Chasan and Walton, a law firm that has endured more than four decades.
Chasan and Walton have represented clients who have been injured as a result of aviation accidents, medical malpractice, and negligence in the long haul trucking industry. They have sued drunk drivers. They have taken corporate America to task for the defective manufacture of automobiles, airplanes, carnival rides, and medical devices, to name a few. However, their most gratifying work has been the representation of clients who were sexually abused as children. Since 2007 Andy and Tim have represented clients who were sexually abused as a result of misconduct by the Society of Jesus, Oregon Provence, as well as the LDS Church and the Boy Scouts of America, its troop sponsors and its local councils.
Tim and Andy have helped create ground breaking law to protect the little guy, including new law defining when punitive damages may be awarded for reckless misconduct, as well as new law enlarging the statute of limitations for the sexual abuse of children. Throughout their careers Andy and Tim have adhered to a single principal. Do the right thing for the client, and everything else will work out as it should.