Bill Mauk has over 40 years of trial and appellate litigation experience, principally in the areas of employment & discrimination law, personal injury and wrongful death matters, patent infringement, and disputes among owners of closely-held corporations.
He is a past President of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, a former Chair of the Employee Rights Law Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and was on the Board of the Western States Trial Lawyers Association. He previously served as a member of the Idaho Governor’s Advisory Committee on Workers’ Compensation and as Manager of the Idaho Industrial Special Indemnity Fund. He is a Diplomat of the National College of Advocacy, a past Co-Chair of the NCA Board of Trustees, and served on the ATLA/AAJ Board of Governors from 1997 to 2008.
Bill earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and holds a masters degree in political science from Columbia University as well as a Juris Doctorate from the Antioch School of Law. In the fall semester of 1995, he held an adjunct professor position teaching Employment Law at the University of Idaho College of Law. Earlier in his career he clerked for Idaho Chief Justice Allan Shepard and served as a Judge in the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Court.
From 1993 to 1997, Bill Mauk was Chair of the Idaho Democratic Party, and in 1998 he was the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate from Idaho.
For six months (between January and July 2002) Mr. Mauk took leave from his practice to serve as Director of Litigation Support for Trial Lawyers Care in New York City, assisting over 1,500 volunteer lawyers in providing free legal services to the victims of the September 11 attacks and their families, for which he received the American Association for Justice's "Distinguished Service Award."
In 2002 Bill received the "Civil Libertarian Award" from the Washington ACLU and the "Thurgood Marshall Award" from the Idaho ACLU for his work on exonerating an Idaho death row inmate. In 2010 he was awarded the "James J. May Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.
Bill and his wife Susan met in law school. Susan currently works as a licensed counselor in a private practice in Boise. They have two happily married children, two granddaughters and a grandson. Bill and Susan enjoy whitewater rafting on the Salmon River, skiing Idaho resorts, fly fishing Western streams, world travel to six continents, and have attended five Summer Olympics.
|ID||Authorized to practice law||1975||06/07/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|James May Trial Lawyer of the Year||Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Distinguished Service Award||American Association of Justice||2002|
|Thurgood Marshal Award||ACLU of Idaho||2002|
|Founding Partner||Mauk Miller, PLLC||1985 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor, Employment Law||University Of Idaho College Of Law||1995 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Board of Governors||1997 - 2008|
|Idaho Trial Lawyers Association||President||1986 - 1987|
|University of The District of Columbia - The David A. Clarke School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|Columbia University||MA - Masters||1971|
|University of Southern California||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
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