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James M. Bendell

Personal injury Attorney at Post Falls, ID

5.0   7 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 14 years
    Washington - WA 32 years
    Alaska - AK 47 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1976
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About James

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James treats each client with individualized and focused attention in order to assist them in achieving their goals in whatever legal difficulty they may be facing. He maintains close communication with his clients and, through the cloud case management system he uses, he sends clients documents received or prepared by him on the same day, thereby avoiding the delays in the postal mail system.

Attorney James Bendell graduated from Rutgers Law School after completing his Batchelor's Degree at the College of William and Mary. After working two years as a prosecutor, he worked for 16 years as a litigator, trying lawsuits for insurance companies. His practice is now devoted to handling disputes and litigation in a wide variety of civil and criminal law.

While working as an attorney, he also served part-time as a Superior Court Commission and Judge Pro Tem.

James has over 35 years of trial experience, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal cases, and has ruled on cases in a judicial capacity. When not practicing law I enjoy time with my family and outdoor pursuits such as fishing and hunting.


Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice


Bendell Law Firm
1810 E. Schneidmiller Avenue, Suite 101 B
Post Falls, ID, 83854


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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Stephen Brady | December 27, 2012
Got the job done everytime I called
Jim has represented me for 12 years. Because of the nature of my work (Investigations) I needed the best. He made sure I dotted every I and crossed every T. He dealt with every legal challange that came my way. He is a fighter and always got the job done
Posted by Thomas | December 1, 2011
A Superb Attroney
James Bendell is a rarity in today's legal profession. He works first and foremost for the honor and glory of God, which means that he seeks at all times to maintain the highest levels of professional integrity by looking at each case and each situation that is presented to him with clear-minded objectivity and fairness. He is always brutally honest about the course of action that one should take. Any client of his who refuses to take his advice at every turn is indeed a fool. Mr. Bendell takes his time to address every question posed to him by a client. One can always count on a timely response that is grounded in one thing: a pursuit of justice in the service of truth. As one who has known Mr. Bendell in both a personal and professional capacity for fifteen years, having worked with him on many important projects and served with him as a panelist at major conference and having been his client, I can attest that James Bendell is not only a credit to the legal profession, he is one of his most exemplary practitioners.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Managing Attorney
  • Bendell Law Firm Pllc
  • 2009 - Present
  • Constitutional Commissioner
  • Jefferson County Superior Court
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Judge pro tem
  • Jefferson County Superior Court
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Partner
  • James M. Bendell & Associates
  • 1982 - 2009
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Municipality of Anchorage
  • 1978 - 1980
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  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • College of William and Mary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • M.O. et v. State of Washington
  • $1.5 million settlement


  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Alaska Bar Association, Law Examiners Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • 1985 - 1987
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2012
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  • 5 Blunders that Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case
  • 5 Blunders that Can Sink Your Personal Injury Case
  • 2012
  • Alaska Bar Rag
  • Editor and columnist
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • Insurance Coverage Disputes Seminar
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Probate Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim has been opposing counsel on cases of mine, a court commissioner, and an arbitrator on complex litigation cases of mine. In each instance, he was smart, well prepared, ethical, and effective. He is one of the first lawyers I recommend for people looking for representation in his field."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. James Bendell has an excellent reputation for his diligence and skill. I was the Settlement Guardian ad Litem for three children he represented in their claims against the State of Washington. His thorough preparation and advocacy resulted in a large settlement at mediation."
Personal injury
Post Falls Personal injury Lawyer James M. Bendell
James M. Bendell
Personal injury Attorney
Post Falls, ID
Licensed for 47 years
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