I served my first 24 years practicing law with a large Canyon County law firm. I was a shareholder in that firm for 20 of those years including a term as its Managing Shareholder. In 2014, I decided to make a change and opened my own law office. My historical and current clients have been very enthusiastic and supportive in following me from my old firm to my new office and I appreciate them all greatly. Since beginning my career in the law, I have focused on the areas of estate planning, business law, probate & trust administration, real estate transactions, elder law including Medicaid planning, guardianships & conservatorships, and taxation. I have made numerous presentations to the public, legal, accounting and other professionals. I was born in Nampa, raised in Boise, and am a fourth-generation Idahoan. My family includes my wife Alissa, our sons Tyler and Cole, and our dog Lucy. Education:
Master of Laws (LL.M.), taxation, University of Denver College of Law (1990)
J.D., Gonzaga University College of Law (1989)
B.A, Accounting, Boise State University (1986) Admissions:
Idaho State and Federal courts
United States Tax Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Professional Memberships:
Idaho State Bar (Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section; Business & Corporate Law Section)
Third District Bar Association (past president)
Southwest Idaho Estate Planning Council (past president)
National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Personal Interests:
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, camping and spending time with my family. I have an ever expanding music collection and am an avid CrossFitter (despite the bum shoulder!).
I grew up in a small Western Washington town in a large military family.
My “have no fear” adventurous nature took me to Indiana for college, graduating from Valparaiso University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I have lived in several locations, including Oregon, where I worked in a law firm for many years assisting with a variety of cases including estate planning, elder law, guardianships and conservatorships, probate, adoption and collection matters. But I have never felt more at home, and as compatible with my surroundings, as I do living here in Idaho. My best day at work is a day that I get to chat with our clients about what is important to their lives and forge a connection that leaves them with a smile.
I am thankful to be raising my two boys (three if you count our family Golden Retriever) in an environment that encourages and embraces the outdoors and love for our country. No adventure is too small in our family. My boys have learned that in the absence of a planned activity, it is no surprise to have their mom grab a map, compass and cooler of food and set out to explore the road less traveled.