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When not practicing law I enjoy time with my family and outdoor pursuits such as fishing and hunting.


Contact info

The Bendell Law Firm

1110 W. Park Place, Suite 302
Coeur D Alene, ID, 83814

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 90%
    36 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    39 years



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Matthew M Luedke

    I have referred clients to Mr. Bendell and am very happy with the manner in which he responded to my client's concerns and needs. His attention to detail in the matters and advocation were exceptional. I endorse this lawyer and will continue to refer clients to him.


    Matthew Luedke Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Duncan Brian Koler

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a knowledgeable, thorough and ethical attorney. He has enthusiasm for his work with a clear desire to do the best possible job. I have referred clients to Jim in the areas of estate planning and family law and will continue to do so.


    Duncan Koler Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Constitutional CommissionerJefferson County Superior Court2006 - 2009
JudgeJefferson County Superior Court2004 - 2009
PartnerJames M. Bendell & Associates1982 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyMunicipality of Anchorage1978 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
Idaho Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2005
Alaska Bar Association, Law Examiners CommitteeExecutive Committee1985 - 1987
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
M.O. et v. State of Washington$1.5 million settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
5 Blunders that Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case5 Blunders that Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case2012
Alaska Bar RagEditor and columnist1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Insurance Coverage Disputes SeminarInsurance Coverage Disputes1989