Idaho Employment Lawyers
William C. Roden
Bill joined the firm as a partner in 1994, and transitioned to an of counsel role in 2006. He enjoys an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and currently limits his work to governmental relations on behalf of national, regional and local clients.BILL combined an active law practice with his work...
Thomas C. Morris
Thomas C. Morris has been an outstanding source of legal counseling and guidance for more than 27 years. He spent the first 20 years of his legal career with Moffatt Thomas, one of the largest firms in Idaho. Mr. Morris left Moffatt Thomas in 2001 to help establish the Boise office of Perkins Coie,...
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
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...
Steven K. Brown
Steve is a partner in the firm who began his practice in 1985. He enjoys an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and has extensive experience litigating a broad range of complex claims in state and federal court, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Over the years, he has successfully...
Sean J. Coletti
Sean is a partner in the firm and joined the practice in 2007. His practice includes both litigation and transactional work, focusing on the areas of business law, contracts, commercial law, insurance defense, family law, planning and zoning, real property, personal injury and general litigation...
Paul B. Rippel
I am a partner in the firm and began my practice in 1982. People ask me what kind of lawyer I am. My verbal answer tries to summarize that my practice consists primarily of litigation in numerous areas, including family law, real estate and condominiums, workers' compensation, negligence, insurance...
Monte Neil Stewart
Over more than three decades, Monte Neil Stewart has achieved at the highest levels of the legal profession, serving as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, as United States Attorney, as highest rated (A.V.) trial and appellate lawyer, and as teacher and leader at one...
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...
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...
Megan J. Hopfer
Megan joined the firm as an associate after graduating from law school in May 2011.MEGAN was born in Pocatello, Idaho and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and Idaho Falls, Idaho. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 2001. After high school, Megan attended Idaho State University where she...
Lary S. Larson
Lary is a partner in the firm who began his practice in 1980. He maintains a substantial transactional practice principally involving small business ventures, estate planning, probate, commercial transactions, real estate transactions, taxation, and employment. He also represents clients in...
Kristopher D. Meek
Kris joined the firm as an associate after graduating from law school in 2006. His rapidly developing practice includes both litigation and transactional work, and has to date included estate planning, real estate, small business formation, commercial litigation, divorce, child custody and support,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
John Michael Brassey
Mike joined the firm in 1998 and transitioned to an of counsel role in 2006. He enjoys an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubble and limits his practice to work in governmental relations on behalf of national, regional and local organizations.MIKE is a prominent advisor to businesses and the...
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...
John D. Hansen
John is a former partner in and currently of counsel to the firm. He enjoys an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and focuses his practice on real estate and water law, estate planning and administration and related litigation.JOHN is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the...
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