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Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL)

About the IACDL


  • Focus: Criminal Defense
  • OrgType: Nonprofit
  • Location: Boise, Idaho
  • Website: www.idacdl.org
  • President: Matthew Kinghorn
  • Executive Director: Debi Presher

Mission and History

The Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL) is a not-for-profit organization for criminal defense attorneys practicing in Idaho. The IACDL is committed to protect individual rights and improve the practices of criminal defense lawyers in Idaho. It does this through education, training, and mobilization of its members.

The IACDL provides continuing legal education (CLEs) opportunities to its members through year-round online and in-person seminars and events. The IACDL fosters a community forum to facilitate the exhange of invaluable information and resources between its members.

The IACDL also acts as an advocacy organization, lobbying on criminal justice issues and legislature. The IACDL is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).



Board of Directors

Matthew Luke Kinghorn
Pocatello, ID
Sean Walsh
Sean Walsh
Vice President
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Shane T Reichert
Pocatello, ID
Ian Ian Thomson
Immediate Past President
Boise, ID
Elisa G Massoth
Payette, ID
Jay Logsdon
Jay Logsdon
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Past Presidents

Ian Ian Thomson
Boise, ID
Elisa G Massoth
Payette, ID
Thomas Monaghan
Boise, ID
Brian E Elkins
Ketchum, ID
Michael J Bartlett
Boise, ID

Contact the IACDL

Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL)
P.O. Box 2047
Boise, ID 83701
Office: (208) 343-1000
Fax: (208) 345-8274

Online Profiles

More About the IACDL


Benefits of becoming a member of the IACDL include:

  • Listing on the "Find a Lawyer" feature on the IACDL website membership directory;
  • Access to a members-only listserv;
  • Access to a brief and motion bank on the members-only sections of the IACDL website;
  • Discounts on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses and seminars on issues related to criminal defense;
  • Access to articles and publications from IACDL including The Trumpet and Idaho's Best Criminal Cases; and
  • Right to assistance from the IACDL "Strike Force.

Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Idaho

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense attorneys in Idaho which includes both IACDL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for an Idaho lawyer, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within professional associations like the IACDL. This includes recognition for IACDL Past Presidents and IACDL members who are active on Lawyer Legion and have provided information about their involvement with the IACDL.

Use this directory to find an Idaho criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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