John F. Kurtz
Board of Partner
John Kurtz is co-chair of the firm’s creditor rights and bankruptcy group and a member of the civil and commercial litigation group. His broad range of complex commercial litigation experience includes matters involving contract disputes, creditor rights, lender liability, bankruptcy, corporate...
Kenneth C. Howell
Ken Howell is a partner in the business and finance group and co-chair of the firm’s banking practice group. His practice emphasizes creditor rights, bankruptcy, banking, intellectual property (including trademark and copyright), and real estate (with a focus on business transactions associated...
Merlyn W. Clark
Merlyn Clark has more than 50 years of experience managing complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and arbitration panels. He has argued more than 30 cases before the Idaho Supreme Court. He focuses his litigation practice on civil litigation involving...
John A. Cafferty
John Cafferty, an Idaho native with more than 15 years of legal experience, is a member of the firm’s municipal law group. Before joining the firm he was the Deputy Civil Prosecutor for Kootenai County and has significant knowledge in governmental procurement procedures (both real and personal...
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Howard D. Burnett
Howard Burnett is the resident partner in the firm’s Pocatello office. He concentrates his practice in transactional matters, commercial litigation matters, and general business counsel and advice, with particular experience in the semiconductor industry.Prior to returning in 1985 to his home state...
Steven W. Boyce
Steven Boyce is a native of Idaho Falls and he speaks fluent Spanish. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, bankruptcy, and criminal defense, focusing on real estate matters, business formation and litigation, landlord / tenant law, and creditor representation in bankruptcy.Mr. Boyce is a...
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Dane A. Bolinger
Dane Bolinger is a member of the litigation, insurance, and real estate groups. His practice involves defending companies of all sizes in a variety of litigation matters, including contract and lease disputes, state and federal warranty claims, state and federal unfair competition suits, accounting...
Kristin E. Bjorkman
Kristin Bjorkman is a partner in the firm’s banking, business and real estate practice groups. Her practice involves commercial financing (including real estate, equipment and aircraft), and real estate and business transactions. Ms. Bjorkman’s experience includes documenting loan originations for...
Steven W. Berenter
Steve Berenter is chair of the firm’s employment group and a member of the Board of Partners. Mr. Berenter held the position of Managing Partner from 2009 to 2014. Believing in a proactive approach, Mr. Berenter counsels clients regarding their rights and obligations under evolving principles of...
Jonathan R. Bauer
Jonathan R. Bauer is a business attorney focusing on general business counseling, commercial transactions, estate planning, business formations, corporate formalities, real estate, and financing of capital assets, equipment, operating loans, lease financing and other forms of financing. He...
Jeffery W. Banks
Mr. Banks concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of civil litigation, family law, medical malpractice defense and insurance defense. Mr. Banks was a member of the law review as an editor and member of the editorial board...
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Brian L. Ballard
Brian Ballard is a member of the firm’s real estate group, and focuses his practice on complex commercial transactional work. Interests and projects include shopping center and apartment complex development, planned community development, EB-5 Visa regional center formation and financing, renewable...
Mike Baldner is a real estate and business lawyer focusing on complex high value real estate and business transactions, and litigation related thereto. He represents corporate tenants, developers, landlords, sellers, lenders, and title companies.Mike was raised in Boise. He attended Capital High...
John Ashby is a member of the firm’s litigation and employment groups. Mr. Ashby represents employers in administrative proceedings and litigation involving claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and fair labor standard practices. He also advises employers on labor and employment...
Carla Ranum is a co-founding member and managing partner of the firm. She has been practicing law since 1992 both in the US and abroad and has been in private practice in Boise, Idaho since 2004. Ms. Ranum focuses on estate, retirement, asset protection, and business succession planning. She also...
Elizabeth L. Mathieu
Elizabeth L. Mathieu is a co-founding member and a managing partner of the firm. She has been providing Federal tax, fiduciary and planning guidance to individuals and tax-exempt organizations since 1991 in the Chase Manhattan Private Bank, Neuberger Berman Trust Companies, AMA-Eagle, a...
Cheryl Allaire is a co-managing partner of the firm. She has more than 20 years of experience providing legal and strategic counsel to businesses ranging in size from small start-ups to established publicly held corporations. Her practice focuses on a wide variety of corporate and business matters...
Joy M. (Bingham) Vega
Joy is an attorney in Boise licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts in Idaho. Most of her work with Jones & Swartz is concentrated in contract disputes, complex commercial litigation, and civil rights litigation. Joy firmly believes that maintaining open lines of communication...
Eric B. Swartz
Eric is a peer-reviewed, AV-rated attorney and key member of the Jones & Swartz civil litigation team. He is involved in a full spectrum of complex cases ranging from serious personal injury, to ERISA, and anti-trust issues. Eric has successfully litigated a wide variety of cases for clients of...
Bruce C. Jones
Bruce is an AV-rated attorney in Boise who has served as lead trial counsel and tried to verdict federal multi-district litigation, commercial aviation litigation, ERISA litigation, products liability, and other multi-forum litigation. These cases include the trial of a contract termination case...
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