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John Robert Kormanik

Criminal defense Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 25 years
    Idaho - ID 25 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State ID
    Acquired 1998
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Misdemeanor and felony defense throughout Idaho.

    17 years, 30 cases

  2. Federal crime
    Complex federal criminal defense including conspiracy, white collar and drug crimes.

    17 years, 19 cases

  3. DUI and DWI

    17 years, 10 cases

You, a family member, a friend or a client has been charged with a crime. Fear, confusion, despair, loss of freedom, liberty and livelihood stare the accused in the face. I focus on providing the best criminal defense possible and making the government prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt before your freedom can be taken away.

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Kormanik & Sneed LLP
206 W Jefferson St
Boise, ID, 83702

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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Happy
Having a need for legal perspective, we were referred to John Kormanik. His response was amazingly quick. After a phone call where we expressed our concern, he provided a legal opinion based on case law and did it in the time frame he promised. His approach is very personable and comforting. We would not hesitate to turn to him in the future if there ever was (God forbid) another need.
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Posted by Matthew | November 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
More Than Satisfied
Mr. Kormanick came highly recommended to me during a very difficult time in my life. Not only did he take on my case with relatively short notice, he cared for my family with grace and compassion. His pursuit of truth, attention to detail and straightforward approach was nothing less than uplifting. From day one, Mr. Kormanick went above and beyond what was required of him and provided me advice, counsel, and most importantly he listened. I can honestly say, this man saved my life and provided me with the foundation to rebuild. I couldn’t have asked for a better individual to handle my case.
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Posted by David | February 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
John was my persistent advocate through some of the toughest times in my life.
I have had a long association with John. He represented me for many years as my appointed counsel. He and his firm were by my side throughout my entire ordeal and I am deeply grateful to John for the long hours and hard work that he put into my case. My case was a Federal criminal case and required a lot knowledge and research to navigate through the process – from knowing timelines, to dealing with and searching through voluminous discovery, to filing a multitude of motions and understanding the rules and procedures of Federal criminal law. John always made sure I was well-informed before we settled upon a proper course of action. He went above and beyond what was required - including subsisting on very little sleep during the many weeks of my trial. I consider John a great friend and count it a privilege to have had him as my representative.
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Posted by IL | January 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
John Kormanik Defence Attorney
John was superior in his treatment of myself and my case, always available and ethical in all his interactions with myself and others. He saved me a lot of money with his expertise and I would highly recommend John as an attorney
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest Attorney
He didn't have time for a new client and was honest about it; and gave me good advice as well as wished me the best!! After reading his profile... I wished I could have met him!!
Posted by Todd | January 5, 2015
Traffic Violation
John worked diligently to resolve a traffic violation. He kept me informed and in the loop during the entire process, and he appreciated my suggestions and thoughts regarding the case.
Posted by Ed | December 31, 2014
Accessible and compassionate
Mr. Kormanik was great to work with. Although I had a fairly easy case, I was not able to give him much time to prepare for it. He still accepted it with only a few days notice over Christmas week. To top it off, he charged me roughly half of what I was expecting to pay. I couldn't be happier. Thank you so much for your help.
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Posted by Paul | May 22, 2012
Absolute Satisfaction
I've worked with many different people in my professional career. I have never met anyone as attentive to detail, organized, meticulous and professional or as knowledgeable as John Kormanik. He helped me through two very difficult and different cases. Every necessary detail and part of these cases was handled with extreme care and concern. I felt safe and protected during each case. John truly is motivated by justice and I am extremely grateful for all he did for me. I would recommend him as an attorney to anyone. Paul
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Kormanik & Sneed LLP
  • 2006 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • White Peterson, P.A.
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • White Peterson, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Deputy Attorney General - Natural Resources Division
  • Idaho Office of Attorney General
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Darrell Perry
  • Idaho Court of Appeals
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • California Western SOL
  • Juris Doctor - Magna Cum Laude
  • 1998
  • Univ of Redlands
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Borgeman - Elmore County Case No. CR-2011-2954
  • Dismissal
  • McNulty v. Sinclair Oil Corp - 272 P.3d 554
  • Decision of the IDOL Affirmed
  • Certain Underwriters at Lloyds v. Wollsen - 141 Idaho 740
  • District Court's decision affirmed
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - Present
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Champion of Civil Justice
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Sunny Climate Seminar
  • Closing Arguments - How to effectively argue on behalf of your client while being true to yourself
  • 2016
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit
  • Admission/Exclusion of Unique Evidence
  • 2015
  • The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit
  • Handling Email, Social Media and Other ESI
  • 2015
  • Annual Flagship CLE: The Rules They Are a-Changin'
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho Rules
  • 2015
  • Pursuing Civil Liability for Criminal Acts
  • Civil Law
  • 2012
  • Employment Laws Made Simple
  • Employment Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John Kormanik is a great advocate and his clients are well served. I am a lawyer and a friend. John has been wise counsel to me personally and professionally. I happily refer cases to John and know that he will provide great advice to any client. He is a fierce advocate in court and a caring person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an advocate you need on your side. He combines compassion, knowledge and drive to fight for his clients every step of the way. He is well respected in his field and someone I trust with family and friends."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He can help you with your divorce case."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Federal crime Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Kormanik is one of the finest attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This lawyer posts very concise and well thought out answers on Avvo. He seems to have a very high level of legal knowledge and expertise."
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