I began my legal career in the City of Santa Ana’s Civil Ligation Division before entering private practice in Newport Beach, California. In 2002 Notre Dame Law School hired me as an Assistant Director to design public interest law programs for its students and alumni; this position allowed me to work extensively and closely with national law firms, other law schools, and legal service organizations throughout the entire country.
However, in 2005 an opportunity arose that allowed me to temporarily venture down another path. I was invited to help establish a non-profit organization that managed the architectural design and building of schools and churches in South America--this opportunity was greatly rewarding and energizing but I missed the law. So, after this non-profit organization was able to self-sustain, I returned to my legal roots.
In 2007 the Idaho Supreme Court hired me to manage all five of its First Judicial District Court Assistance Offices, an office geared towards providing family law information/services for self-represented litigants entering the court system. In this role I was honored to furnish guidance to the court, bar constituents and outside agencies regarding the engagement between the judicial system and self-represented litigants. In early 2013 private practice came calling and I returned to the practice of law.
Today the majority of my practice is geared towards family law. I and my firm understand that the handling of every case is a partnership with our client and we, therefore, make a great effort to ensure our clients receive services based upon their unique situation and goals. Through this commitment we strive to find resolution so our clients may move forward with greater resolve.
|ID||Authorized to practice law||2016||01/03/2020|
|Partner||Walsh & Lewis PLLC||2016 - Present|
|Associate||Palmer George & Taylor PLLC||2013 - 2016|
|First Judicial District Court Assistance Officer||Idaho Supreme Court||2007 - 2012|
|Executive Assistant Director||Masters Builders Architectural Group||2006 - 2007|
|Assistant Director of Public Interest||University of Notre Dame Law School||2002 - 2005|
|Attorney||Law Office of Werno & Associates||2000 - 2001|
|Law Clerk||Santa Ana City Attorney's Office||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Idaho State Bar||Member||2016 - Present|
|Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce||Member||2016 - Present|
|NALP||Vice Chair for Public Service Committee||2002 - 2005|
|Coeur d'Alene Press||Debunking the Myths of Child Support (Interview)||2016|
|Notre Dame Lawyer||Creating a Different Kind of Lawyer||2004|
|University of Idaho College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Boise State University||Bachelor of Art||1994|
|Bounner County Court -- CLE||Assistance to Self Represented Litigants||2011|
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