1. Defense of state and federal crimes.
Our firm has represented individuals charged with nearly every type of state offense – from first degree murder to driving offenses. We have found that the compelling legal and factual issues upon which the biggest cases turn are also present in smaller cases and every case is important to our clients. We truly consider no case too big or too small. We also regularly appear in federal court and defend individuals charged with offenses ranging from environmental and drug crimes to white collar offenses. Additionally, we have significant experience with cases involving national security issues and have lawyers at our firm that possess government security clearances necessary for the handling of such cases.
2. Criminal appeals and post conviction proceedings.
Our firm has extensive experience handling appeals, both state and federal. Every attorney in the firm has served as a judicial law clerk for either the Idaho Court of Appeals, the Idaho Supreme Court, or the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have appeared before the Idaho Court of Appeals and Idaho Supreme Court hundreds of times and have argued many times before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, we regularly represent individuals in state post-conviction proceedings and federal habeas corpus petitions. We provide high- quality representation in all post-trial proceedings.
3. Federal and state investigations.
We represent and assist individuals and entities that are the subject of investigations by federal and state law enforcement agencies. We ensure our clients’ rights are protected and provide guidance and counsel during this often stressful process. We also work to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients and have frequently convinced law enforcement or prosecutorial agencies not to file criminal charges against our clients.
4. Significant civil litigation and claims.
We represent individuals and surviving family members of individuals seriously harmed by the negligence or wrongful conduct of others including cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death. We also handle other complex civil litigation including litigation involving difficult, novel and complicated issues arising out of a diverse array of subject matters.
5. Crisis and situation management.
We are frequently retained to help address and manage a variety of situations. Our decades of experience handling criminal cases and other high stakes litigation uniquely qualify us to assist with such situations.