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Dennis Sallaz has provided Boise, Idaho and the Treasure Valley 48 years of legal expertise, specializing in general practice, and civil litigation including criminal law within all State and Federal Courts. He spent the beginning of his career as a law enforcement officer in the Moscow, Idaho police department before he founded his practice, Sallaz Law Offices, in 1968. 


1959 - 1960 Boise Junior College Business School 
1962 - 1965 University of Idaho College of Business and Law 
1963 - 1965 Elected to Board of Editors - Idaho Law Review 
1965 University of Idaho College of Law of Law Degree 
J.D., (Doctor of Jurisprudence) 
1965 Phi Alpha Delta highest outstanding achievement award


Action - Biography - Experience
Law Enforcement, Moscow, Idaho Police Department
Justice of the Peace - Latah County, Idaho
Staff Attorney - J.R. Simplot - National and International
Co-Founder of Ada County Public Defender Office
Chairman, Ada County Planning & Zoning Commission
Founder, Sallaz Law Offices, Boise Idaho 1968-2001
Founder and Managing Partner, Sallaz & Gatewood, Chtd. 2001 - 2009
- Specializing in General Practice, Civil and Criminal Law- (all State & Federal Courts)


Bar Admissions
1965 - Idaho Bar Association
1965 - U.S. District for the State of Idaho
1965 - Idaho Supreme Court
1968 - Charter Member & Director - Idaho Trial Lawyer's Association
1970 - American Trial Lawyers Association
1981 - American Bar Association
1987 - U.S. Court of Appeals
1988 - U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
1988 - U.S. Tax Court 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    51 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    51 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    51 years
  4. Divorce: 10%
    51 years
  5. Personal Injury: 5%
    51 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Sallaz & Gatewood, PLLC

1000 S Roosevelt St
Boise, ID, 83705-2154


IDAuthorized to practice law196507/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sr. PartnerSallaz & Gatewood, PLLC.2009 - Present
Founding PartnerSallaz & Gatewood, Chtd.2001 - 2009
FounderSallaz Law Offices1968 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Boise City ClubPresident1979 - 1980
Personalities of the West and MidwestN/A1969 - 1970
Who's Who in AmericaN/A1968 - 1971
State of Idaho Boise Junior Chamber of CommerceLegal Counsel1968 - 1970
Boise Junior Chamber of CommercePresident1967 - 1969
Ada County Director of Idaho Young RepublicansN/A1966 - 1966
Boise United FundDirector1965 - 1968
Intercollegiate KnightsN/A1959 - 1960
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1965