Joe graduated from Brigham Young University Law School in 1993. After completing a judicial clerkship in Utah, he taught for two years at Utah Valley University. In 1996 he began his legal practice in the estate planning and asset protection areas. He moved to Boise, Idaho, in 1999 and is a founding member of the Intermountain Legal Group. His practice is limited to the areas of elder law, estate, business, retirement planning and asset protection. Joe is licensed to practice in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. He has worked on committees drafting statute proposals and is a member of the taxation and probate and trusts section of the bar association. He frequently lectures on estate planning issues for the public as well as the insurance and legal communities. Joe Co-Authored the book Living and Learning, Achieve Retirement and Education Security. He is a past president of the Idaho Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and currently serves as the Liaison between the Chapter and the Society’s national office. He has served on the board of directors for NAIFA – Boise, the NAIFA-Idaho Day on the Hill and has chaired past Idaho Round Table Events. He was chairman of the 2008 Idaho Roundtable, the annual estate planning educational forum for Attorneys, CPAs and Insurance and Financial Services advisors in Idaho. Joe also serves on the public policy committee for the Idaho NonProfit Development Center. Joe and his wife Heidi have four children and two grandchildren.