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Kim Jay Trout

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   9 reviews

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Right. Right from the start.

Want to reduce your chances of ever seeing a courtroom? Trout Law specializes in protecting the interests of companies with diverse, complex risk challenges. Our clients are in need of contractual agreements that address potential risks to ensure dispute-free outcomes.

Our philosophy is simple: create a solid, invulnerable contract at the very beginning to prevent misinterpretations that lead to legal actions. We create strategic solutions that are immediate and focused. Wisdom gained from years of successful litigation provides clients with legal expertise in managing risk, and a clear understanding of their respective industries.

Trout Law is the way to win from the start.

Licensed for 43 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 1979
Updated 01/19/2023

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

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Trout Law, PLLC
3778 N Plantation River Dr Ste 101
Boise, ID, 83703-3011


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Posted by Margaret | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest Accolades.
Kim Trout is an outstanding attorney. He worked tirelessly with us on our case for ten tough months. He was amazingly knowledgeable, calm and supportive. He and his paralegal extraordinaire, Kevin, were patient, thorough and professional. We have nothing but the highest praise for this remarkable legal team.
Posted by Leo | February 28, 2015
Recommendation for Kim Trout, Esq.
I work with a broad spectrum of accomplished attorneys: litigators, transactional specialists, et. al. Kim represents the apex of both personal and professional competency in that elite group. He is genuinely personable and focused on the benefits to others he provides. I have been with him in stressful situations and have checked my own frustrations because of the even-keeled emotional and intellectual leadership he provides. He is-as the saying goes-about the last person you want as Opposing Counsel, and it is my honor to recommend him both personally and professionally.
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Posted by David | February 28, 2015
Kim = Win
The only mistake that has ever been made with regards to Trout Law's service is not getting them involved earlier. With that, I'm not talking only in times of what may be seen as, "trouble", I'm speaking to any business start or evolution that occurs in my business ventures where I want to go in with as much wisdom as possible for the benefit of all parties involved.
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Posted by David | February 20, 2015
I've worked with Kim for a little over a year and a half now. He has been a terrific adviser who has helped me and my teams navigate challenging issues and reach reasonable outcomes. He is a terrific strategist, patient, and deliberate. I highly recommend Kim.
Posted by david | February 20, 2015
Civil Trial to recover moneys fraudulently withheld
We were suing a construction company for non payment of invoices in the millions. It was a long complicated, strategy propelled case and at each stage Mr Trout was the main strategist and leader of our team. There were many elements to the case including fraudulent expenses, co-mingling of funds, false testimony and high level drama in the courtroom. There were 52 separate issues on which the jury had to declare and in each case it was settled in our favour. Without Trout this could have been a disaster but as it turned out it was an overwhelming success.
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Posted by Howard | February 20, 2015
If you need an attorney, Kim's our choice...
Kim has represented our company and family a number of times throughout past 15 years or so. He's helped us recover funds, litigate wrongful death claim, navigate corporate matters and a whole lot more. He and his staff have always been knowledgeable, professional, courteous and most of all, effective. His record with our issues is impressive. One of his most commendable attributes is his patience. He explains his legal strategies, processes and opposition responses in a fashion that makes it easy to understand, especially to someone without a lot experience in the legal process. We've recommended Kim to other individuals and professionals, both in and outside of Idaho. Kim's a great guy and is first on our list when we have the need for legal advice or representation.
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Posted by Randy | February 20, 2015
Truly Cares!!!
Kim and his team take the time to understand the entire case and the potential outcomes. Then they inform the client. Very important for everyone to be on the same page. Kim is very knowledgeable in business law and has additional resources to utilize as required. His conduct in court is very professional, knowledgeable and planned. As important as his knowledge and client relations is his concern and attention for the best outcome. He spends his time wisely. There are the big law houses in Boise that show large marquees at the entrance to large fancy offices, filled with ambitious attorneys who want to make partner status. Who need clients they can over serve and over-charge. Kim will do excellent work for reasonable fees!
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Posted by Jack | February 20, 2015
Construction Claim
Kim is the best construction lawyer in the state of Idaho. He helped us with several issues over the years. I would recommend him highly for any legal issue involving construction issues. He knows his stuff and is aggressive in his tactics. You won't have to spend a lot of time explaining issues to Kim. He's a quick learn. Kim knows the language of construction. Know how to achieve positive results!
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Posted by Walt | February 2, 2015
Diligent and Experienced
Kim has not only been a fine attorney, but one that is extremely knowledgeable and detailed in his work. Kim and his staff have been very thorough in making sure we have the proper representation and that all of our legal documentation and corporate paperwork is handled properly. His ability and experience in courtroom and the prep work needed before are stellar, and we are proud to have him as our legal counsel.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Trout, Jones, Gledhill Fuhrman, Gourley, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Trout & Nemec, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Trout, Weeks & Nemec
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Manweiller, Trout, Manweiller & Bremen, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Partner
  • Orndorff & Trout
  • 1994 - 1998
  • General Counsel
  • Bradson Mercantile, Inc.
  • 1992 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Meuleman, Miller & Cummings
  • 1992 - 1994
  • General Counsel
  • Clearwater Power Company
  • 1985 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Randall, Blake, Cox, Risley & Trout
  • 1984 - 1992
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  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • 2014
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • Mediation Training
  • 2005
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1979


  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Endorse Kim
Construction and development Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Kim and I have worked together on construction matters for about 14 years. He is smart, energetic, and effective. He thinks through a case creatively. At each step he prepares thoroughly. In the courtroom and depositions he is a fierce and fearless advocate but also principled and civil. I am impressed with his grasp of construction and engineering concepts, even complex ones. While I am most familiar with his litigation skills, I know him to have a breadth of experience, capacities, and interests in the law and in business, sports, and charitable endeavors. Please see my endorsements of him in other practice areas."

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Boise Contracts and agreements Lawyer Kim Jay Trout
Kim Jay Trout
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 43 years
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