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Johnathan Richard Baldauf

Criminal defense Attorney at Boise, ID

4.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 7 years
    California - CA 8 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Johnathan

Learn Johnathan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    When defending our clients accused of misdemeanors and minor felonies, we combine my experience in prosecution and Andrew's experience as a public defender, along with a good amount of theory, to help our clients come up with the best outcome.

    8 years, 6 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    The ending of a marriage and the start of a new chapter of life presents a struggle for anyone to manage. We help our clients work through the divorce in a proactive and (if possible) cooperative manner so they can move on in a positive manner.

    8 years, 11 cases

  3. Family
    Custody, termination of parental rights, and other non-divorce issues involving family life can be just as difficult to deal with as a divorce. We help our clients understand the likely outcomes of their case and fight for an equitable solution.

    8 years, 20 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    We offer a focused, thoughtful defense of those accused of DUIs, ensuring the prosecution is prepared to prove their case and preparing for trial when they are not.

    8 years, 3 cases

  5. Business
    Our mall business and startup development practice centers around watching out for our clients' blind spots and helping them plan for the future, whether that is the next month or the next twenty years.

    8 years, 7 cases

We're a small firm focused on opening doors for our clients. Whether that door is a new office space for a startup, a jail cell, or the door to a new life after a divorce, we're here to provide practical and pragmatic guidence to help avoid future issues and to resolves those that have already arisen.

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Baldauf Masser, LLP
2399 S. Orchard St., Ste. 204
Boise, ID, 83705

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Posted by Katherine | December 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Divorce Counsel
Johnathan was excellent throughout the divorce process. He made an overwhelming and confusing experience feel manageable. He is proactive, communicative, and genuinely wanted the best possible outcome for me as his client.
Posted by Cory | November 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney in the Treasure Valley.
I contacted Johnathan Baldauf to represent me in a resent custody case. John made me feel welcomed the first moment I stepped into his office. The biggest thing John wanted to insure was that I understood everything that was going on in my case, such as the legality, as well as courtroom procedures. John was able to take information I provided and explain to me, in detail, how this information was relevant or irrelevant in court. John was always a call and or email away. At any time that Jonathan did not answer my phone calls he was quick to respond via text stating that he would call me back as soon as possible and Jonathan did in fact call me back each and every time. John ensured that I always had options in every situation. He never came to me and stated this is your only option or this is what we can do. Jonathan always ensured that there were multiple ways of achieving our goals and just that some routes were longer and harder. Initially all the decision-making was left up to me and every decision I made Jonathan was in full support. I was never given short answers or answers that I wanted to hear. Johnathan answered by questions with truth even when he knew the answer was something I did not want to hear. John never left anything to chance. He was constantly checking and rechecking information that I had provided to him and if he had questions or felt that something more was needed he did not hesitate to contact me immediately. During stressful situations I would reach out to Jonathan for legal advice. The very first questions that he would often ask me in these situations was, "Is your child okay?". "Is your child safe?". Knowing that my child's safety was a top priority to my attorney help calm me down in stressful situations. I only wish that I had contacted Johnathan baldauf sooner to represent me in my custody case.
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Response from Johnathan Baldauf November 20, 2019
Thanks, Cory!
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
I contacted Johnathan for legal advice. He was very helpful and knowledgeable, I would definitely trust him to represent me.
Response from Johnathan Baldauf November 4, 2017
Thank you for the positive feedback! We're always happy to help out.
Posted by Eddie | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional, Careless and Untrustworthy!!!
On Friday, Mar 25, I contacted Johnathan Baldauf via email and specifically mentioned I received a speeding ticket in Twin Falls. I even sent him a copy of the ticket. After providing him with all the information he needed, on Wednesday Mar 30, he finally said "he has everything he needs" and now 6 days later late in the afternoon, exactly the day the court/hearing was scheduled in the morning, he emailed me saying "he doesn't have the time to handle something like this in Twin Falls". Totally, ruined my chance to be able to defend my case. How cruel.
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Baldauf Masser, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • California Office of the Attorney General
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Legal Extern
  • Solano Legal Access Center
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • ACLU of Idaho
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Extern
  • Sacramento District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
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  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Boise State University
  • BA
  • 2012


  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • James E. Hogan Award
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • 2015


  • Journal of Juvenile law and policy
  • Managing Sections Editor
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Cryptocurrency 101: Understanding the Legal Basics
  • Cryptocurrency
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Johnathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have watched Johnathan and he is careful and professional in all that he does. If I had a problem and needed a young, energetic, intelligent lawyer, I would pick Johnathan!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Johnathan is a conscientious attorney who vigorously advocates for his client's needs. I wholeheartedly endorse Johnathan for business law, family law and criminal law matters."
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Boise Criminal defense Lawyer Johnathan Richard Baldauf
Johnathan Richard Baldauf
Criminal defense Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 8 years
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