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Practice Areas
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Tort Defense and Insurance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Construction and Design Representation
Professional Experience
University of Idaho
University of Idaho
Professional Associations
Activities: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellowship is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Fellow, The Litigation Counsel of America, A Trial Lawyer Honorary Society National Board of Trustees, American Inns of Court (2006-2010) President, American Inns of Court No. 130 (2005-2006) President, Idaho State Bar (1998) Idaho State Bar 2006 Professionalism Award Idaho Trial Lawyers Association 2006, Trial Lawyer of the Year Idaho Supreme Court, Committee on Revisions to the Idaho Civil Jury Instructions (1995-2004) Currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America (more than 10 consecutive years) Currently listed in Chambers USA, The Directory of Leading Business Lawyers (Litigation) Currently listed in Law Dragon, The Leading 500 Trial Lawyers in America Currently listed in Mountain States Super Lawyer Currently Board of Directors, University of Idaho Foundation Currently Sustaining Member, SCRIBES, The American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects University of Idaho Alumni Association, UI Gold and Silver Award (2001) - recognizes living alumni who have a distinguished record of achievement and service in his/her specialized area of endeavor Commissioner, Idaho State Bar (1996-1998) Board of Governors, American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association) (1993 - 1996) President, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (1981-82) Past Member, Idaho Law Foundation Board of Directors
Activities: Idaho Supreme Court (1968) United States District Court, District of Idaho (1968) United States Court of Federal Claims (1991) United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1992) United States Supreme Court (1995)
Activities: June 2007 - ITLA - Voir Dire April 2007 - University of Idaho, Lawyering Process - Settlement Risk Evaluation March 2007 - Idaho State Bar, Trial Skills Academy, Voir Dire February 2007 - Panelist, ITLA, Anatomy of a Civil Trial November 2006 - Judges Panel, University of Idaho, National Moot Court Region 13 Competition September 2006 - Holland & Hart, Trial Advocacy Institute July 2006 - ITLA, Non-Economic Damages - Real, Substantial, and Provable October 2001, Idaho State Bar, Evidence Issues July 2001, Idaho State Bar Annual Meeting, Moderator, Representing Clients in Mediation June 2001, ITLA, Living With, and Loving the Law November 2000, May 2001, and November 2001, Idaho State Bar, Citizens Law Academy, Torts May 2000 - Idaho Law Foundation, Presenting an Effective Closing Argument February 2000 - Young Lawyers Section, Idaho State Bar, Building a Plaintiff's Practice July 1999 - Federal Practice Program, Expert Witness Reports February 1999 - ITLA, Anatomy of a Civil Trial - Mock Trial Presentation (Plaintiff's Opening Statement) January 1999, The Advocate, President's Column: Thanks December 1998, The Advocate, President's Column: Service November 1998, The Advocate, President's Column: The California Experience: A Valuable Lesson November 1998 - January 1999, Idaho Law Foundation, Speaker, Magistrate Judges' Conference District Judges' Conference and Civil Law Update October 1998, The Advocate, President's Column: Thinking in the Future Tense September 1998, The Advocate, President's Column: Successful Lawyers Are Not Rude and Unprofessional September 1998, Idaho State Bar, Speaker, Admissions Ceremony August 1998, The Advocate, President's Column: Thinking, A Neglected Art August 1998, University of Idaho School of Law, Class of 2001, Speaker, Convocation July 1998, Federal District Conference, District of Idaho, Panelist: Chicken Soup for the Motion Practitioner November 1997, ITLA, Applied Technology in the Courtroom: --Winning Techniques April 1997, Idaho Law Foundation, Judging Panel: Mock Trial Competition January 1997, District Judges' Seminar, Tort Law Developments 1996 to present, The Idaho Statesman, Weekly Column Addressing Legal Issues from readers December 1996, Idaho State Bar, Annual Law Update 1996 - Tort Law November 1996, ITLA, Cases You Don't Know About That Will Make You Money: Representing People Who Get Sick/Die from Eating at a Restaurant. November 1995, University of Idaho College of Law, Judging Panel: National Moot Court Regional Competition November 1994, Idaho Law Foundation, Annual Litigation Seminar: Daubert: Friend or Foe of Junk Science? July 1994, Federal District Conference, Panelist: Settlement Conferences July 1994, Idaho Judicial Conference, Panelist: Evidence June 1993, ITLA, The Perils of Litigation Practice [Ethics] February 1992, ITLA, Update '92: Questions You Need to Know But Haven't Thought To Ask November 1991, ITLA, Fall Seminar: Ethics in Litigation October 1991, Idaho Law Foundation, Multidistrict & Complex Litigation: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Mechanics of the Use of Computers in The Courtroom October 1991, Boise State University, Topics in the History of Medicine September 1991, Idaho Law Foundation, Idaho Practical Skills Course: Insurance Law
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U.S. Bank Plaza
Boise, ID 83702
Telephone: (208) 383-3940
Fax: (800) 565-8201