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Whether you need help with criminal charges, a real estate matter, estate planning, personal injury, or guardianship, my 17 years of experience practicing law are here for you. I have the trial expertise to defend your case or draft your documents. There are few attorneys in Idaho who practice federal criminal defense and  handle appeals. I am one of the experienced who can defend a forfeiture action and appeal to the United States Supreme Court if needed.  Known as an attorney who does not back down, I handle cases in Ada County, Canyon County, Gem County, Washington County, Payette County and Adams County.

My office is located in Payette, Idaho which is central to all locations.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    15 years, 350 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    15 years, 200 cases
  4. Appeals: 10%
    20 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($200-225/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • James Keith Ball

    I endorse this lawyer. One of the hardest working lawyers I know. Exceptional representation for her clients.


    James Ball Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gina Rochelle Tennen

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Elisa for several years. She is top of her game. She is a solid lawyer, extremely diligent, responsive, savvy, aggressive and communicative. There isn't anything more a client could ask for. A client will quickly learn they made the right choice after their first talk with her. From one female criminal defense attorney to another, she is a stellar attorney who gets great results.


    Gina Tennen Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Elisa G. Massoth, PLLC- Primary Office

14 S. Main St. Suite 200
P.O. Box 1003
Payette, ID, 83661

Elisa G. Massoth, PLLC

910 E.Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID, 83661



IDAuthorized to practice law199701/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mid Manager of the YearBoise City Attorney's Office2003
Attorney of the YearBoise City Attorney's Office2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney- Firm OwnerElisa G. Massoth2005 - Present
Team LeaderBoise City Attorneys Office2001 - 2004
AssociateMoffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields, Chtd.2000 - 2001
Law ClerkJustice Joel Horton1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationIdaho Chapter Member2007 - Present
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2009
Federal Criminal Justice PanelMember2006 - Present
Idaho Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2005 - Present
American Inns of Court CXXXMember2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Sivakclient removed from death row
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boise State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
College of Southern IdahoPre-LawOther - Bachelors1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Zions Bank Managers Western Idaho ConferenceEstate Planning2012
CLE PresentationLandlord/Tenant2009