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James M. Bendell

James M. Bendell

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Litigation

About Me

When not practicing law I enjoy time with my family and outdoor pursuits such as fishing and hunting.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    35 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    38 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    38 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. James Bendell has an excellent reputation for his diligence and skill. I was the Settlement Guardian ad Litem for three children he represented in their claims against the State of Washington. His thorough preparation and advocacy resulted in a large settlement at mediation.


    David Neupert Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Deborah M Nelson

    Jim has been opposing counsel on cases of mine, a court commissioner, and an arbitrator on complex litigation cases of mine. In each instance, he was smart, well prepared, ethical, and effective. He is one of the first lawyers I recommend for people looking for representation in his field.


    Deborah Nelson Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

The Bendell Law Firm

1110 W. Park Place, Suite 302
Coeur D Alene, ID, 83814


IDAuthorized to practice law200905/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Constitutional CommissionerJefferson County Superior Court2006 - 2009
JudgeJefferson County Superior Court2004 - 2009
PartnerJames M. Bendell & Associates1982 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyMunicipality of Anchorage1978 - 1980

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2009 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Alaska Bar Association, Law Examiners CommitteeExecutive Committee1985 - 1987

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
M.O. et v. State of Washington$1.5 million settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
5 Blunders that Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case5 Blunders that Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case2012
Alaska Bar RagEditor and columnist1988

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
College of William and MaryN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Insurance Coverage Disputes SeminarInsurance Coverage Disputes1989