J. Michael Wheiler

J. Michael Wheiler

J. Michael Wheiler is a native of Idaho and has more than 27 years of experience representing clients in Southeastern Idaho. His vast trial experience includes general litigation, insurance defense, employment law, healthcare law, personal injury and whistle blower law. Mike’s practice focuses on medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation and whistle blower law.  As an Idaho Falls attorney J. Michael Wheiler is regarded as one of the top defense attorneys in southern Idaho. He now uses his previous experience representing insurance companies in automobile accident cases to represent plaintiffs in personal injury claims.

Utah State University B.A. 1981
University of Idaho College of Law J.D. 1985
Member Idaho Law Review



Idaho Supreme Court
United States District Court of Idaho
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court



Member and past president of the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
Past Idaho State Representative for DRI
Member of DRI and Past President of the Seventh District Bar Association



  • Obtained numerous dismissals of medical negligence claims against physicians.
  • Obtained six-figure arbitration award in underinsured motorist claim.
  • Obtained dismissal of a client in a complex, multimillion dollar commercial case involving claims of breach of contract, trade secret, confidentiality and tortious interference.
  • Successfully argued before Idaho Supreme Court to uphold judgments favoring clients.
  • Obtained $80,000 jury verdict in favor of client injured in motor vehicle accident.
  • Settled automobile personal injury claims for many clients.
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Thomsen Holman Wheiler, PLLC

Fax: (208) 522-1277

1000 Riverwalk Drive Ste. 300
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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