Boise Idaho Attorneys

Attorneys


Kirtlan G. Naylor


Mr. Naylor's practice concentrates on litigation with a special emphasis on municipality and public entity defense; civil rights defense; employment law; governmental liability; prisoner's rights defense; law enforcement liability; and general litigation.

  • Served as an Ada County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Criminal Division.
  • Former Chairman and member of the Governor's Task Force on Children at Risk 2000-2016.
  • Idaho Law Foundation service as the Chairman of Law-Related Education Committee and on numerous committees.
  • 1997 recipient of the Idaho State Bar Pro Bono Award for his extensive service for the Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem Program (CASA) for abused children since 1988.
  • Significant cases include: Garcia v. Brockway, 526 F.3d 456 (9th Cir. 2008); Mueller v. Auker, 576 F.3d 979 (9th Cir. 2008); Athay v. Stacey, 146 Idaho 407, 196 P.3d 325 (2008); Billington v. Smith, 292 F.3d 1177 (2002).
  • Juris Doctorate, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University 1986; Bachelor of Arts, International Relations; Brigham Young University 1983.
    Bar Admissions: Idaho 1986; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 1986; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1993; U.S. Supreme Court 2002.

Roger J. Hales


Mr. Hales' practice concentrates on client matters involving general business and corporate law; transactions; administrative law; legislative matters; real estate; secured transactions; contracts; employment; and technology agreements. Mr. Hales represented, and continues to advise, approximately thirty professional licensing boards and governmental entities. His transactional practice has included the purchase and sale of real property, business assets and stock. He has personally lobbied more than one hundred law changes before the Idaho Legislature, including testifying before relevant Senate and House committees.

  • Clerked for District Court Judge D. Duff McKee of the Idaho Fourth Judicial District.
  • Served as an Ada County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in its Civil Division.
  • Serves as hearing officer for actions before the Idaho State Board of Medicine and Idaho Department of Finance.
  • Registered lobbyist in Idaho.
  • Commercial counsel for a NASDAQ 100 high tech company.
  • Serves on national model legislation committee with the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA).
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho 1987; Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Idaho 1984.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho 1987; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 1987.

Bruce J. Castleton


Mr. Castleton's practice concentrates on all aspects of litigation, with particular emphasis in municipality and public entity defense; employment law; general business and real estate litigation; wills, trusts, and probates. Mr. Castleton joined the firm in 2005.

  • Tried cases in both state and federal court, has argued before the Idaho Court of Appeals, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has practiced before the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Idaho Board of Medicine.
  • Previously practiced in Boise in a construction law and civil litigation oriented firm.
  • Clerked for Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Linda Copple Trout.
  • Graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Army ROTC program and served in the United States Army on active duty and in the National Guard as a field artillery officer.
  • Brigham Young University Law Review Senior Editor.
  • Recipient of University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence; inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
  • Juris Doctorate, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University 2003; Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of Idaho, 1997 cum laude.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho 2004; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 2004; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2008; U.S. Supreme Court 2015.

Eric F. Nelson


Mr. Nelson’s practice focuses on all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on municipality and public entity defense; civil rights defense; employment law; and real estate law. He also serves as the administrative prosecutor for 19 professional licensing boards. Additionally, Mr. Nelson manages a variety of business, corporate, and transactional matters. Mr. Nelson joined the firm in 2010.

  • Prosecutes contested cases before administrative hearing officers and through the judicial review and appeal process; drafted winning briefs in all state and federal courts – including the Idaho Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Served two-year clerkship for the Honorable John A. Manglona of the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Member of Creighton University Law Review, National Moot Court Team, and National Mock Trial Team; national runner-up and regional champion of the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, presenting arguments before judges seated on the United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Eighth, and Federal Circuits.
  • Juris Doctorate, Creighton University School of Law, 2007 cum laude; Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2004 cum laude.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 2010; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2011.

Jacob H. Naylor


Mr. Naylor's practice concentrates on municipality and public entity defense; Section 1983 prison litigation; administrative law; employment law; and general litigation. Mr. Naylor joined the firm in 2011.

  • Served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Cheri C. Copsey of the Idaho Fourth Judicial District.
  • Former member of the American Inn of Court No. 130.
  • Member of the 2010 Idaho College of Law Evidentiary Moot Court Team.
  • Completed an externship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho.
  • Distinguished Scholar: James E. Rogers Scholarship Recipient
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho College of Law, 2010; Bachelor's Degree, Brigham Young University 2007.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho 2010; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 2011; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2013.

Tyler D. Williams


Mr. Williams’ practice concentrates on municipality and public entity defense; Section 1983 prison litigation; administrative law; employment law; and general litigation. Mr. Williams joined the firm in 2012.

  • Attorney Coach, Capitol High School Mock Trial Team
  • Volunteer attorney in the Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem Program (CASA) for abused and neglected children.
  • Served as a pro tem judge, Ada County Youth Court.
  • Clerked for the Honorable Patrick H. Owen of the Idaho Fourth Judicial District, August 2010 through April 2012.
  • Member of the executive board of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, supervising articles editor.
  • Completed a two year internship at a plaintiff oriented litigation firm in Spokane, Washington during law school.
  • Juris Doctorate, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2010 cum laude; Bachelor’s Degree, History, Utah State University 2005.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho 2010; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 2012; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2013; U.S. Supreme Court 2015.

Joan E. Callahan


Ms. Callahan's practice concentrates on municipality and public entity defense; Section 1983 prison litigation; administrative law; employment law; general litigation; and wills, trusts, and probates. Ms. Callahan joined the firm in 2013.

  • Completed an externship in the Chambers of the Honorable B. Lynn Winmill of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho.
  • Member of the 2012-2013 Idaho College of Law Economic Development Clinic, winner of the American Planning Association, Idaho Chapter’s 2013 Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice.
  • Member of the 2012 Idaho College of Law Criminal Procedure Moot Court team, winner for the Best Brief for Petitioners.
  • Published Work: Achieving Regulatory Reform by Encouraging Consensus, 56 THE ADVOCATE, February 2013 at 27 (co-authored with Richard Seamon, University of Idaho).
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho College of Law, 2013; Bachelor's Degree, Classical Studies and Psychology, Stanford University 2004.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho 2013; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 2013.

Landon S. Brown


Mr. Brown’s practice concentrates on municipality and public entity defense; Section 1983 prison litigation; administrative law; employment law; and general litigation. Mr. Brown joined the firm in 2014.

  • Clerked for the Honorable David W. Gratton of the Idaho Court of Appeals, 2012-2014.
  • Managing Editor of the Idaho Law Review, 2011-2012.
  • Member of the D. Craig Lewis Trial Team, 2010-2012.
  • Participated in the Idaho College of Law Small Business Legal Clinic, 2012.
  • Completed an externship with the Office of General Counsel at Saint Alphonsus Health Systems, Inc., 2011-2012.
  • Completed an internship with the Office of Bar Counsel and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program in the summer of 2011.
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho College of Law, 2012 cum laude; Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Brigham Young University–Idaho 2009.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho 2012; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 2014; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2014.

Robert G. Hamlin (Of Counsel)


Mr. Hamlin's limited practice concentrates on corporate, real estate, commercial, business, banking, employment law, and software licensing and royalty issues.

  • Former General Counsel for Extended Systems, Incorporated, a publicly traded company, 1983-2003.
  • Served as the Executive Director of the Idaho Judicial Council from 1981 through 2010.
  • Frequent lecturer on the topics of judicial ethics, bankruptcy, fair debt collection practices, lender liability, Americans With Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, employment law, creditor rights, and governmental contracting and bidding procedures.
  • Member of the Idaho State Bar Association and serves on numerous governmental boards and commissions and on corporate boards of directors.
  • Recipient of the 2003 Idaho Supreme Court Kramer Award and the 2005 Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award.
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho 1973; Bachelor of Arts, Social Work; California State University at Sacramento 1970.
  • Bar Admissions: Idaho 1973; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 1973; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1987; U.S. Supreme Court 1991.

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