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The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Idaho, including criminal law, civil law, personal injury law, and family law.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
Michael Jay Wood
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Twin Falls, ID
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Kurt D Holzer
Personal Injury Lawyer
Boise, ID
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Russell L Johnson
Personal Injury Lawyer
Meridian, ID
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Michael David Waldrup
DUI / DWI and Marijuana Lawyer
Sandpoint, ID
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Paul C. Swainston
Personal Injury Lawyer
Boise, ID
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Laurie Litster Frost
Personal Injury Lawyer
Boise, ID
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Anthony Joseph Shively
Personal Injury Lawyer
Boise, ID
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Susan Lynn Mimura
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Meridian, ID
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Evan S Mortimer
Personal Injury Lawyer
Boise, ID
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J. W. Bond
DUI / DWI Lawyer
Boise, ID
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Nicolas Vernon Vieth
Criminal Defense and Marijuana Lawyer
Coeur d' Alene, ID
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John O. Avery
Business Law and Bankruptcy Lawyer
Meridian, ID
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Idaho Legal Resources

Idaho Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

Idaho State Bar - With over 5,000 members, the Idaho State Bar is the mandatory legal association in Idaho. A self-governing state agency, the ISB is given power by the Idaho Supreme Court and statutory authority of the Legislature. The Idaho State Bar is responsible for legal admissions, right to practice after admission, continuing legal education, professional conduct, the client assistance fund, fee arbitration, governance, specialization, practice sections, and an annual meeting.
IACDL - Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - The Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL) is a non profit organization for criminal defense attorneys practicing in Idaho. IACDL works to improve the quality of criminal defense legal services through training and advocacy for important criminal justice issues. Its members have access to continuing legal education (CLEs), networking opportunities, and support to enhance their practice.
ITLA - Idaho Trial Lawyers Association - The ITLA is a nonprofit professional association of attorneys who represent plaintiffs in personal injury and other civil cases throughout Idaho. The organization provides networking opportunities and educational resources to its members including Continuing Legal Education (CLE) events. The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) advocates for fair access to the civil justice system in Idaho and the Constitutional right to a civil jury trial.

Legal Associations in Idaho - Legal organizations in Idaho create a vibrant network for legal professionals to connect, learn, and grow. Covering diverse practice areas, these associations offer valuable resources, networking events, and educational opportunities. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, they contribute significantly to the development of legal expertise, professional relationships, and the overall advancement of the legal field in Idaho.

Idaho Bar Commission Rules on Specialization

Law Schools in Idaho

University of Idaho College of Law - University of Idaho College of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Moscow, Idaho. Founded in 1909, University of Idaho College of Law is a Public school with approximately 333 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Idaho Government and Court Resources

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) is responsible for administering and overseeing a wide range of health and social service programs aimed at enhancing the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families across the state. DHW manages programs including Medicaid, behavioral health services, substance abuse treatment, child welfare services such as foster care and adoption, child support services, and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Additionally, the department oversees public health initiatives, programs for aging adults and people with disabilities, working to provide essential resources, support, and care to vulnerable populations in Idaho.

Idaho Department of Labor

Idaho Department of Labor - The Idaho Department of Labor (IDOL) undertakes a diverse set of responsibilities aimed at supporting the state's workforce and employers. Its primary duties encompass administering unemployment insurance benefits, providing workforce development programs, and facilitating job placement services. IDOL administers unemployment benefits, offering financial assistance to eligible individuals during periods of joblessness, while also focusing on workforce development through job training, career counseling, and employment services to bolster job opportunities and skills for Idaho's workforce.

Idaho Judicial Branch

Idaho Judicial Branch - The Idaho Judicial Branch is tasked with upholding the rule of law and ensuring justice in the state. Its duties include interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing family law matters like divorce and child custody. Idaho's judiciary also plays a significant role in addressing legal issues unique to the state, such as those related to its rural communities and natural resources.

Idaho Office of Attorney General

Idaho Office of Attorney General - The Idaho Office of the Attorney General is led by the Attorney General, who is elected by the people. As the chief legal officer of the state, the office is responsible for providing legal counsel to state agencies and officials. The Attorney General represents Idaho in legal matters, both civil and criminal, and is integral to prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state. The office issues legal opinions, oversees the enforcement of laws, and addresses various legal issues, including consumer protection, public safety, and environmental concerns.

Idaho Public Defense Commission

Idaho Public Defense Commission - The Idaho Public Defense Commission is responsible for overseeing and improving the quality of legal representation provided to individuals who cannot afford their own attorneys. Established to uphold constitutional rights, the commission collaborates with local agencies to set standards, and ensure equitable access to competent defense services. By enhancing the quality of public defense, the Idaho Public Defense Commission contributes to fairness and justice within the state's legal system.

Idaho State Legislature

Idaho State Legislature - The Idaho State Legislature operates under a bicameral system, consisting of the Idaho Senate and the Idaho House of Representatives. The Senate has 35 members serving staggered two-year terms, while the House comprises 70 members also serving two-year terms. As the state's legislative body, the Idaho Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include formulating the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy issues, such as education, healthcare, and natural resources management.

Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho Supreme Court - The Idaho Supreme Court acts as the highest judicial authority in the state, responsible for interpreting and upholding the law. Its primary duty involves reviewing appeals from lower courts to ensure the correct interpretation and application of state laws and the constitution. The court's responsibilities encompass hearing various cases, including civil, criminal, and constitutional matters, and establishing legal precedents that guide lower courts and legal practitioners across Idaho. Additionally, the Idaho Supreme Court oversees the regulation of attorneys, managing attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and disciplining lawyers to maintain professionalism and uphold ethical conduct within the legal profession statewide.

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