Attorneys Hansen and Bageant Join Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Brailsford

Apr 13, 2017

Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Brailsford (ASWB), a Boise-based litigation firm specializing in civil trial practice and commercial dispute litigation, announced that Kindra L. Hansen and Patrick C. Bageant have joined the boutique firm’s litigation team.

Kindra Hansen joins the firm after more than 14 years as in-house counsel for a large Boise-based office supply company, where she was responsible for strategy and defense of commercial and employment litigation as well as consumer class action suits. Some notable wins included the recovery of over $500,000 under the computer fraud and abuse act, and protecting the company in numerous patent infringement cases. Prior to providing in-house counsel, Kindra was an associate and partner at a Boise law firm, and her practice focused on construction litigation and employment law.

Idaho native and former Federal Court of Appeals clerk Patrick Bageant came to ASWB from the Seattle office of a national litigation boutique. His notable wins include defending the world’s largest online retailer against a nine-figure trademark infringement allegation, an eight-figure recovery for 30 claimants in a Ponzi scheme arbitration, complete defense of an ERISA class action, and intellectual property trials around the country. Before law school, Bageant was a municipal firefighter, advanced EMT, and helicopter rappeller with the United States Forest Service.

“We watch for some of the brightest legal minds in the industry,” said Ben Schwartzman. “When Kindra and Patrick interviewed with Andersen Schwartzman, we knew their passion for the law and dedication to the clients would make them invaluable to our firm.”

About Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Brailsford

Andersen Schwartzman Woodard Brailsford is a Boise, Idaho-based commercial litigation law firm comprised of attorneys who win some of the toughest and most complex cases in the Gem State. The ASWB team has extensive experience managing and trying complex civil cases in Idaho, the Pacific Northwest, and across the United States. Its attorneys are licensed to practice law in California, Idaho, Illinois, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. They have tried cases to verdict in Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, and Washington.