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About me

I'm a solo practitioner that provides legal services for clients throughout Idaho.  My practice focuses on providing affordable and compassionate representation in the area of criminal law and family law.



I keep my practice small and I care about the outcome of my cases. I make it a top priority to learn about my client's goals and investigate their cases thoroughly. Everyone deserves the right to an experienced attorney. Call today to see if I can help you with your legal needs. 


Call: (208) 779-0136


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    7 years
  3. Family: 5%
    6 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    4 years



Contingent (15-30%), Fixed (always), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jesse. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey K. Traylor

    I have known Jesse for a number of years and he is an excellent lawyer. You can trust him to handle your matter ethically, professionally, and for at a reasonable cost. I would recommend that anyone facing a potential legal situation in Boise or the surrounding areas call Jesse first. He will take good care of you.


    Jeffrey Traylor Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Idaho Legal Defense

6126 W. State St.
Boise, ID, 83703


IDAuthorized to practice law200907/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bronze - Age Class - Jug Mountain Ranch Ski RaceIdaho Nordic2013
Volunteer RecognitionIdaho Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyIdaho Legal Defense2013 - Present
Public DefenderAlaska Public Defender Agency2010 - 2013
InternshipUnited States Attorney's Office2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Idaho Family Bar SectionMember2013 - Present
Idaho Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
CASAGuardian ad Litem2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony AssaultCase Dimissed
Driving Under the InfluenceReckless Driving
Domestic AssaultNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Idaho State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2006