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John has completed 17 Races to Robie Creek (toughest half marathon in the West) and reached the Summit of Mt. Borah, Idaho's highest point.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 48%
    37 years
  2. Estate Planning: 35%
    37 years
  3. Probate: 12%
    37 years
  4. LLC: 5%
    34 years



Hourly ($320/hour)

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Contact info

877 Main Street, Suite 1000
Boise, ID, 83702


IDAuthorized to practice law198208/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Tax Law Lawyer of the Year for Boise, IdahoBest Lawyers in America2013
Tax, Estate Planning & Probate, Non-Profit AreasSuper Lawyers2013
Estate Planning Law SpecialistEstate Law Specialist Board, Inc.2010
Selected in Tax Law and in Trusts and Estates LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselHawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Advocate (Idaho State Bar)Mediation and Probate Disputes2013
The Advocate (Idaho State Bar)The Evolution of Powers of Attorney in Idaho: What a Practitioner Needs to Know About Their Advantages, Limitations and How to Use Them2012
State Tax NotesIdaho Correspondent2009
Journal of State TaxationState Taxation of Trusts and Their Beneficiaries When There Are Multiple State Contacts2001
Journal of TaxationMajor Charitable Gifts--How Much Control Can Donors Keep and Charities Give Up?1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawTaxLL.M. in Taxation1981
University of Colorado School of LawLawJuis Doctor1974
University of Kentucky College of LawAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Idaho State Bar Annual MeetingPlanning for Portability and Other Estate Tax Issues Under the 2012 Tax Act2013
Idaho State Bar Annual MeetingPractical Issues of Using Financial Powers of Attorney in Idaho2012
Course on Nonprofit OrganizationsUnrelated Business Income2012
Visiting Professor at U of I Law SchoolEstate Planning and Partnership Tax2010
Annual Advanced Estate Planning SeminarIdaho Tax Issues2010
52nd Annual Idaho State Tax InstituteIdaho Tax Update2010
48th Annual Idaho State Tax InstitutePrivate Foundations, Public Charities and Charitable Reform2006