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Contact Information

Anderson, Bruce A.
Elsaesser Jarzabek ANderson Elliott & Macdonald, Chtd
320 E. Neider Ave, Suite 102
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
Phone: (208) 667-2900
Fax: (208) 667-2150

Counties
Kootenai

Judicial Districts
First

Compensation & Expenses
$225 per hour; travel time at one-half hourly rate; out-of-pocket costs and expenses

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes, only in cases where amount in controversy is under $10,000

Years of Law Practice
28

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Colorado State Bar; Fee Aribtrator; Coeur d'Alene Estate Planning Council

Education and Training
Attorney; Certified Public Accountant; Masters of Law in Taxation

Experience and Specialties
  • Practice is mainly a business practice emphasizing commercial transactions, complex bankruptcies and tax matters, as well as estate planning.
  • Acted as private civil litigator for 10+ years. Have acted as Idaho State Bar Fee Aribtrator for 10+ years. Conducted several private mediations over 27 years.
  • 27 yearsof litigation - do not do jury trials.
  • Heavy experience with complicated bankruptcies and commercial transactions.

Contact Information

Berg, Emil R.
Emil K. Berg, Attorney at Law
5186 E. Arrow Junction Drive
Boise, Idaho 83716
Phone: (208) 345-2972

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$150 per hour; plus travel outside of Ada, Canyon, Elmore and BOise Counties; reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes, up to 2 cases per year for party whose attorney certifies that they are serving pro bono due to client's indiegnce, or of pro se party who provides satisfactory proof of indigence.

Years of Law Practice
18

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Oregon State Bar; American Bar Assn; Idaho Trial Lawyer Assn

Education and Training
J.D. - Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College (1975); LLM - University of Washington (1980); B.A. - Portland State University (1971)

Experience and Specialties
  • Civil practice with emphasis on insurance coverage questions and appeals in Idaho and Oregon in all types of civil cases
  • Participated in a number of Idaho and Oregon mediations and arbitrations as attorney for a party. Served as arbitrator in six Oregoin court-annexed arbitrations during past three years.
  • Briefed and argued approx 130 appeals in Idaho, Oregon and 9th CIrcuit, in addition to other appellate experience. Lead atty in approx 25 civil and criminal trials and arbitration hearings in Oregon, co-counsel in others; handled numerous cases through resolution short of trial; briefed and argued hundreds of legal motions, primarily in Oregon state and federal courts. Served as Oregon pro tem circuit judge.
  • Service on homeowner's association board of directors,included addressing several disputes among neighbors.

Contact Information

Brady, Michael G.
Brady Law Chartered
2537 W. State Street, Suite 200
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 345-5400
Fax: (208) 322-4486

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$185 per hour, no charge for travel within Ada County, outside Ada County at hourly rate of $185

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No

Years of Law Practice
42

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Utah State Bar; Washington State Bar; Oregon State Bar; ITLA

Education and Training
B.A. - University of Idaho (1968); J.D. 0 University of Idaho (1970); Adjunct law professor University of Idaho (1994)

Experience and Specialties
  • Civil litigation, insurance defense, auto, aviation, products liability, construction defect, professional malpractice.
  • Served as mediator, arbitrator and SLRA evaluator in approximately 75 cases.
  • Handled thousands of cases over 42 years and over 400 trials.
  • 42 years of handling civil litigation.

Contact Information

Broadbent, Rebecca A.
Broadbent Law Office, PLLC
10400 Overland Road, No. 283
Boise, Idaho 83709
Phone: (208) 869-5614
Fax: (208) 376-6105

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$160 per hour, $75/hour for travel outsie of Ada County plus IRS mileage reimbursement rate. Reimbursemnebt ffor out of pocket expenses incurred.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
YEs. Considered on case-by-case basis. Prior contact to determine availability and need to be pro bono.

Years of Law Practice
24

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar - Litigation Section; Idaho Trial Lawyers Assn; Idaho Women Lawyers; Idaho State Bar Animal Law Section.

Education and Training
J.D. - J. Reuben Clark Law School; B.A. Boise State University; civil mediation training with IMA

Experience and Specialties
  • Civil litigation and general practice inclluding personal injury, employment, business, estate planning, probate, guardianships and adoptions.
  • Participatedin ADR proceedings since the early 1990's as atttorney for litigants. Obtained civil and family law mediator training.
  • Firs 10 years of practice primarily in insurance defense (commercial, bad faith, products liability and personal injury). SInce 2000 have prosecuted and defended civil cases in the above areas.
  • Admitted to Utah Bar 1989 and Idaho in 1991. SInce then have engaged in civil law and litigation practice including disputes in insurance claims, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, employment business, construction, real property, contracts, probate, licensing and family law.

Contact Information

Brody, Robyn M.
Brody Law Office, PLLC
P. O. Box 554
Rupert, Idaho 83350
Phone: (208) 434-2778
Fax: (208) 402-1976

Counties
Minidoka

Judicial Districts
Fifth

Compensation & Expenses
$100 per hour, plus mileage at rate of .55 per hour.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
If one of the parties is being represented on a pro bono basis, then I will agree.

Years of Law Practice
18

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Idaho Trial Lawyers Assn.

Education and Training
University of Denver, B.A. (l992); University of Denver, J.D. (l997); University of Denver, M.I.M. (l997)

Experience and Specialties
  • Personal injury, insurance, disability, tort claims, property damage and complex commercial matters.
  • I have participated in countless mediations. I have also acted as a private mediator in approximately 5 cases.
  • I have been a litigator my entire career. I have handled personal injury, insurance and commercial disputes ranging from small claims to large, complex matters.

Contact Information

Browder, John J.
Browder Law Firm, PLLC
380 E. Parkcenter Blvd, Suite 200
Boise, Idaho 83706
Phone: (208) 246-8968
Fax: (208) 391-4456

Counties
Ada
Bannock
Bingham
Blaine
Boise
Bonneville
Canyon
Elmore
Gooding
Twin Falls
Valley

Judicial Districts
Third
Fourth
Fifth

Compensation & Expenses
$150 per hour. No charge for travel time to and from evaluation.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No

Years of Law Practice
14

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Arizona State Bar; United States District Court; Idaho Supreme Court

Education and Training
Westminister College of Salt Lake City (B.A.); Arizona State Univ. (M.A.); Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (Arizona State University); National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Deposition Skills course.

Experience and Specialties
  • Professional liability defense; complex commercial litigation; design and construction disputes; real property; landlord-tenant; personal injury.
  • Participated in numerous mediations, arbitrations and small lawsuit resolution act hearings.
  • Discovery; motion practice; trial practice (bench and jury); appeals; preliminary injunction hearings.
  • Adjunct professor at Boise State University (Philosophy Department); Ada County Planning & Zoning Commission.

Contact Information

Carey, George D.
Post Office Box 171391
Boise, Idaho 83717
Phone: (208) 866-0186

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$90.00 per hour, not to exceed $1,000; mileage reimbursement at government rate outside4th Judicial District (no charge for travel time); reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes, two per year

Years of Law Practice
45

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idhao State Bar; American Bar Assn; Inns of Court; ADR Sections of ISB and ABA.

Education and Training
J.D. - Fordham University (1967); B.A. Columbia University (1964)

Experience and Specialties
  • Magistrate Judge and Senior District Judge in Fourth Judicial District from 1993 to present. Deputy Ada County Prosecutor.
  • More than 40 years of settlement experience as trial judge and senior judge in Ada County. Extensive experience in all aread of ADR since 1973 then full time district judge.
  • More than 40 years of trial experience as prosecutor, trial judge and senior judge.
  • Extensive training in civil mediation and arbitration with University of idaho's Northwest Inst for Dispute Resolution. Prior experience as a hearing officer in employee disputes. Former adjunct professor at Boise State University

Contact Information

Costello, Patrick D.
Coeur d'Alene Alternative Dispute Resolution
2744 N. White Pine Drive
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815
Phone: (208) 874-2998

Counties
Kootenai

Judicial Districts
First

Compensation & Expenses
$150 per hour; travel time at $75 per hour with mileage at rate set by State of Idaho, plus reimburement of actual costsof meals, lodging, transportation

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes, two cases per year. I will also accept cases on sliding fee scale for parties below federal poverty level.

Years of Law Practice
33

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Federal Bar Assn; ABA; ITLA; Inns of Court

Education and Training
B.A. - University of Kansas (1973); J.D. - Boston University School of Law (1976); National Judicial College (1993)

Experience and Specialties
  • Dispute resolution, commercial, personal injury andother civillitigations in state and federal courts.
  • 27 years a a mediator and arbitrator. 10 years as a SLRA civil case evaluator
  • Have represented plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of civil cases in all 7 of Idaho's judicial districts and also in California.
  • Acted as district judge, first and fourth districts (1996-1998); magistrate judge in Clearwater County (1992-1999) and law professor at University of Idaho (1999-2013)

Contact Information

Croft, Willliam J.
Hollenbeck, Lancaster, Miller & Andrews
W. 201 North River Drive, Suite 450
Spokane, Washington 99201
Phone: (509) 568-3642

Counties
Kootenai

Judicial Districts
First

Compensation & Expenses
$100 per hour. No charge for travel in Kootenai County, $75 flat rate for Boundary, Bonner, Shoshone, Latah, Nez Perce, or Clearwater counties.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
On civil personal injury matters only.

Years of Law Practice
14

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Washington State Bar Assn - Board of Bar Examiners, E.D. Washington, District of Idaho

Education and Training
B.A. Arizona State Univ (1993); J.D. Gonzaga University School of Law (1998 - magna cum laude)

Experience and Specialties
  • Personal injury and insurance law.
  • I have not served as mediator. I have been an appointed arbitrator on approximately 10 cases in Washington. As a litigant, I arbitrate or mediate between 25 - 35 cases per year for the past 10 years.
  • Tried approximately 38 jury trials in personal injury matters in the past 16 years.
  • I have litigated both plaintiff and defense cases on all types of personal injury disputes.

Contact Information

Cunningham, Heather A.
Davison, Copple, Copple & Copple
Post Office Box 1583
Boise, Idaho 83701
Phone: (208) 342-3658
Fax: (208) 386-9428

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$150 per hour, no charge for travel time under 90 miles; reimbursement for travel costs and expenses, mileage at federal rate after 90 miles.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Not at this time

Years of Law Practice
18

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Idaho Trial Lawyers Association

Education and Training
Hillsdale College (B.A. 1993); Pepperdine Law School (J.D.1996); Trial Lawyers College (2008); numerous CLE's.

Experience and Specialties
  • Real estate, condemnation, inverse condemnation; general civil litigation
  • I have participated in mediations several times per year for 18 years, most of which resulted in settlements.
  • I have tried several cases in Ada County to a jury, as well as cases in Canyon County, Latah County and Twin Falls County. I have also tried several bench trials.

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