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Erik J. O'Daniel

Criminal defense Attorney at Boise, ID

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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Trilogy Law Group PLLC
950 West Bannock, Suite 1100
Boise, ID, 83702

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Posted by Sean | July 13, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Help
Mr. O'Daniel provided me with not only the answer to my situation but also provided extra information pertaining to my particular situation. Thank you so much for all your help!!
Posted by Jordan | October 28, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful Experience
I had that chance to speak with Erik and words cannot describe how well composed this attorney is. I wish I had the chance to hire him but unfortunately my ticket dealt with Fish and Game in and in a different county. So, it was just in a different scope of work then what he usually handles. That being said he was very insightful and took time out of his schedule to go above and beyond. I cannot say enough about this attorney. If you are looking for help I would not hesitate to contact him or retain him. Very knowledgable great communication and really cares about law. I actually looked up some of his cases and his documentation looks superb. He helped me in a very down time and gave me hope. Not only that he searched his network and provided many options for me to explore. I wish more people in this world cared as much as he does. I am more then grateful I was able to get the chance to speak with Erik. Hands down the best attorney I have ever had the chance to speak with. Thank you very much Erik!
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Posted by Jesse | July 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer always willing to help
He helped me with my law troubles and responded speedily. Highly recommend and great communicator.
Posted by Annamarie | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
When I say Erik O'Daniel, "is the best attorney," I say this humbly. I have had several attorneys in my life, but bar none, he is the best. He WILL fight and he WILL fight hard in your defense. He is witty, quick and will exhaust a case before he gives up. Hands down, he is worth every $ and to boot, he is super reasonable. Thank you Erik for all you have done for me. Annamarie
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr. O'Daniel was very thoughtful in his response to my questions. He was knowledgeable and explained his responses clearly and in a way that a non attorney could understand. When I had additional questions and requested clarification he provided additional information and guidance. With no request for payment he offered to review the court website to assist me in interpreting the information and the sentencing outcomes. Thank you Mr. O’Daniel for your assistance.
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Posted by Adam | December 31, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
major help
The first time speaking with him, he helped me out with my situation. Great advice and didn't cost me a dime. I would highly recommend talking with him.
Posted by Frank | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
prompt, professional, patient and very knowledgeable.
Let me start off by saying Erik is prompt, professional, patient and very knowledgeable. I started my legal adventure with Erik last June when I received a DUI. This was my first and I was very concerned with what was to come. I got in contact with Erik and quickly started asking every question imaginable over many, many phone calls. We soon went on to the ALS hearing (DMV case). Erik was able to find a flaw in the paper work filed; which lead to a victory. My license was not suspended for the first 30 days. We then looked at the Discovery. Erik quickly found the breathalyzer had been expired by some time. Next came the the decision to take the case to trial. I was advised by Erik to do so. We then were told at our pretrial date, the court had found the expired breathalyzer. They had used an expert to prove the data was in fact true. This was no big deal we had talked about this probable outcome, but we had to try. Skipping ahead to sentencing, Erik came fully prepared and defended me in a very calm and professional manor. He asked the judge for many favors, in which many were granted. I was only given six months of probation, I also was given a limited driving permit, and was granted a withheld judgement. I also received 16hrs of alcohol classes and 2 days community service. I feel like my sentencing was very lite considering the circumstances. Erik is a fantastic lawyer and I would have him go to bat for me in any situation. He dealt with my endless phone calls, and questions very patiently. He kept in constant contact, emailing me every step of the way. Thanks a lot Erik!
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I aksed a question and he proceeded to judge me instead of giving an answer about my question
Response from Erik O'Daniel May 3, 2022
Criminal law is often about judgment. Things are only criminal if the state legislature has made the judgment to pass a law, and the governor signs it. Criminal law is a judgment on what conduct will be accepted in our society and what conduct will not be accepted. My recollection of the post is that it involved a juvenile female interacting with adult males on the Internet, and I said that should probably be avoided. I don’t think that’s a judgment - I think it is good advice.
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Work Experience

  • Staff Attorney
  • Trilogy Law Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • Sole Practioner
  • O'Daniel Law Office PLLC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Ada County Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Idaho Supreme Court, Justice Wayne Kidwell
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Idaho Court of Appeals, Judge Sergio Gutierrez
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Boise State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998


  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer-provides a good service for his community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Erik O'Daniel when I was a prosecutor and was always impressed by Erik's passionate advocacy. Erik is a fantastic attorney to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend him to someone in need of criminal defense counsel."
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