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Contact Information

Dowdle, Warren W.
2670 N. Santee Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646
Phone: (208) 870-3375
Fax: (208) 489-6404

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$140 per hour. No charge for travel.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No

Years of Law Practice
16 years in Idaho and 3 years in Utah

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar, Utah State Bar, Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.

Education and Training
Utah State University (B.A.) 1995; Washburn University (J.D.) 1999

Experience and Specialties
  • Civil litigation, emphasis on insurance defense 1999-2012. Personal injury, 2012 to present.
  • Served as mediator in 3 civil cases, participated as counsel in hundreds of mediations and over 75 SLRA cases.
  • Lead counsel in 40+ jury trials in Idaho, over 75 SLRA cases. Hundreds of depositions and mediations for civil cases.
  • 16 years of plaintiff and defense cases involving damages for personal injury and conflict cliams.

Contact Information

Duren, Kyle D.
Brady Law Chartered
2537 W. State Street, Suite 200
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 345-8400
Fax: (208) 345-4488

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$135 per hour. $50 per hour for travel time plus current IRS mileage rate. Reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No

Years of Law Practice
15

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
SLRA Evaluator, Idaho State Bar; Utah State Bar; Washington State Bar,and American Bar Assn

Education and Training
J.D. - University of Idaho (1995); B.S. - University of Idaho (1992)

Experience and Specialties
  • Civil litigation (plaintiff and defendant); insurance defense; construction defect; products liability and agricultural law.
  • Participated in several mediations representing both plaintiff and defendant. Served as SLRA evaluator.
  • Numerous trials in state court over past 15 years, representing plaintiff and defendants in both jury and court trials.

Contact Information

Ealy, Michael A.
Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris, LLP
Post Office Box 1336
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816
Phone: (208) 664-5818
Fax: (208) 664-5884

Counties
Kootenai

Judicial Districts
First

Compensation & Expenses
No charge for travel time in Kootenai and Bonner Counties. I will charge $75 an hour for my travel time to Bonner, Benewah and Shoshone Counties. Reasonable expenses for mileage, food, photocopying are included in both my hourly rate and travel time expense.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
I will accept appointment on a pro bono basis subject to the evaluation occurring in Kootenay County, Idaho, and the parties' agreeing to limit the evaluation to one half-day or four (4) hours of evaluator time.

Years of Law Practice
18

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar, Washington State Bar, Kootenai County Bar Assn. (Past President 1997-1999)

Education and Training
J.D. - University of Idaho College of Law (1997); B.S. - University of Idaho (1989); Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Experience and Specialties
  • Law Clerk for First District Judge James Judd, Ret'd 1997-1999; Associate Ramsden & Lyons LLP with focus on personal injury defense, real estate, real estate development and general civil litigation, 1999-2006; partner with Ramsden Lyons, added construction law and construction defect and defense work 2006-2015; partner withRamsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris, LLP with areas of practice in construction law and general civil litigation. Recently obtained civil mediation certification.
  • Hs represented parties in several arbitrations since 2000, primarily dealing with disputed construction contracts. However, recently represented franchisor in disputed frnachise contract. Participated in numerous arbitrations since 2000.
  • Tried several civil cases beginning in 2000. Trial experience includes both jury and bench trials regarrding personal injury, real estate, contract and construction law matters.,
  • Recently completed 40-hour certification and traiing course with Northwet Institute for Dispute Resolution through the University of Idaho and previous experience volunteering as mediator during Law Week mediations organized as part of the Kootenai County Bar Assn.

Contact Information

Elia, Michael J.
Moore & Elia, LLP
Post Office Box 6756
Boise, Idaho 83707
Phone: (208) 336-6900
Fax: (208) 336-7031

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$165 per hour. Travel time of $100 per hours outside of 3rd and 4th districts. Reimbursement for actual costs time and expenses.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Not at this time.

Years of Law Practice
27 overall, 20 years in Idaho.

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho, California and Washington State Bars; Defense Research Institute; Idaho Association of Defense Counsel; Federal Bar Association.

Education and Training
University of Washington, School of Law; San Diego Inns of Court; Gonzaga University (B.A. history); Northwest Institute of Dispute Resolution.

Experience and Specialties
  • 27 years of civil litigation, including cases in the sub specialties of medical/professional malpractice; personal injury; civil rights; and governmental entities.
  • 27 years of civil litigation, and mediation representing a party, primarily defendants.
  • 27 years of civil litigation, including cases in the sub specialties of medical/professional malpractice, personal inuury, civil rights, and governmental entities.
  • In addition to the above, I have served as a hearing officer for the Idaho Occupational Licensing Board and the Department of Agriculture.

Contact Information

Erbland, Peter C.
Paine Hamblen, LLP
Post Office Box E
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816
Phone: (208) 664-8115
Fax: (208) 664-6338

Counties
Kootenai

Judicial Districts
First

Compensation & Expenses
$200 per hour, travel time at $100 per hour.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes, if conducted at office in Coeur d'Alene

Years of Law Practice
33

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
American College of Trial Lawyers

Education and Training
Georgia University School of Law

Experience and Specialties
  • Civil Litigation, mediation
  • OVer 20 years as mediator and arbitrator
  • Extensive crimiinal and civil litigation experience in state and federal courts

Contact Information

Finch, Michelle Rae Wakefield
Finch - O'Neil Law Office, P.A.
Post Office Box 1296
Boise, Idaho 83701
Phone: (208) 385-0800
Fax: (208) 389-2186

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$195 per hour. no travel time charge in Ada County; Canyon or Elmore Counties charge is one-half hourly rate, will accommodate to hold mediations in my office to keep travel expenses down. Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses.

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No.

Years of Law Practice
28

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; ISB Sections: tax, probate and trusts, family law; Nat'l Assn of Elder Law Attorneys; Nat'l Guardianship Assoc; Idaho Guardian & Fiduciary Assoc.

Education and Training
J.D. - Gonzaga University School of Law (1985); B.S./B.A. - Eastern Montana College (1982). Continuing legal education.

Experience and Specialties
  • Elder law; guardianship and convervatorships, trust and estate administration; litigation
  • Mediation of family law matters; representation of parties in arbitration; mediation; Chairman, Bureau of Occ. Lic.; prelitigation screening panel for nursing home neg.
  • Insurance defense in various cases iincluding personal injury; medical malpractice; contract litigation (plaintiff and defendant); construction law; estate litigation; contested guardianship and conservatorships.
  • I have served as evalutor in several cases.

Contact Information

Finney, John A.
Finney, Finney & Finney, P.A.
120 E. Lake Street, Suite 317
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Phone: (208) 263-7712
Fax: (208) 263-8211

Counties
Bonner

Judicial Districts
First

Compensation & Expenses
$200.00 per hour; standard charge for travel as needed, reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Yes, based upon review of circumstances

Years of Law Practice
16

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State bar, Idaho Trial Lawyers Assn.

Education and Training
J.D. - UUniversity of Idaho, College of Law (1996)

Experience and Specialties
  • General litigation practice
  • Mediaation, arbitration, AAA; SLRA
  • General practice with numerous cases
  • Small firm practice.

Contact Information

Foley, Howard
Foley Freeman
Post Office Box 10
Meridian, Idaho 83680
Phone: (208) 888-9111
Fax: (208) 888-5130

Counties
Ada

Judicial Districts
Fourth

Compensation & Expenses
$200 per hour; no travel charge within 20 miles, thereafter 34 cents per mile; out-of-pocket costs to be reimbursed

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
Two per year

Years of Law Practice
38

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho Statte Courts; U.S. District Court for Idaho; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; U.S. Claiims Court; 9th CIrcuit Court of Appeals; U.S. SUpreme Court; Assn of Trial Lawyers; Martindale & Hubble A+ rating

Education and Training
Current CLE's; Law Week Scholastic Award, University of Idaho.

Experience and Specialties
  • Civil litigtaion and bankruptcy
  • Mediated in civil litigation
  • Numerous jury and court trials
  • Contracted with Department of Health & Welfare as specially appointed attorney general - family law support matters

Contact Information

Gabiola, Julian E.
Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & FIelds, CHTD
Post Office Box 817
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Phone: (208) 233+-2001
Fax: (208) 232-0150

Counties
Bannock

Judicial Districts
Sixth

Compensation & Expenses
$150.00 per hour; travel at same hourly rate; reimbursement for mileage and all out-of-pocket costs

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No.

Years of Law Practice
17

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
Idaho State Bar; Sixth Judicial District Bar Assn; Idaho Assn of Defense Counsel; DRI; Inns of Court

Education and Training
J.D. - University of Idaho, School of Law (1996); B.A. - University of Idaho (1993); Clerked for Hon. Peter D. McDermott and Hon. N. Randy Smith.

Experience and Specialties
  • Commercial litigation; employment and labor law; health care law; insurance defense; professional malpracrice; medical malpractice.
  • Attended approximately 40 mediations.
  • Handled civil cases for the past 14 years involving commercial, personal injury, medical malpractice and professional malpractice cases. Co-chaired approximately 10 cases to trial.

Contact Information

Gardner, David P.
Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, CHTD
Post Office Box 817
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Phone: (208)233-2001
Fax: (208) 232-0150

Counties
Bannock

Judicial Districts
Sixth

Compensation & Expenses
$150 per hour; travel at same rate; reimbursement for mileage and out-of-pocket

Willingness to Accept Pro Bono
No.

Years of Law Practice
18

Professional Affiliations* (*See legend below)
American Bar Assn; Idaho Assn of Defense Counsel; Idaho State Bar; Sixth District Bar Assn; Supreme Court Utah and Idaho; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for Idaho and Utah; Utah State Bar

Education and Training
J.D. - Seattle Univ School of Law (1995); B.S. Brigham Young Vniversity (1992). Completed two-year clerkship with 8th Judicial District Judges Winmill and N. Randy Smith. As law clerk researched and drafted court opinions, advised the court on the matter of law, prepard jury instructions, attended trials and hearings.

Experience and Specialties
  • Commercial litigation; health care law; insurance defense; workers' compensation
  • Have successfully mediated cases in Idaho and Utah pertaining to all areas of practice.
  • Maintain a broad-based litigation practice in both state and federal courts defending various clients in jury trials and workers' compensation hearings.
  • Presided as evaluator over claims brought under the Idaho Small Lawsuit Resolution Act.

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