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Idaho Business Review names 2014 Leaders in Law

Donald L. Burnett Jr., former interim president of the University of Idaho, and dean of the law school there, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for IBR's Leaders in Law. Photo by Peter Roise

Donald L. Burnett Jr., former interim president of the University of Idaho, and dean of the law school there, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for IBR’s Leaders in Law. Photo by Peter Roise

Experience, dedication, hard work, and excellence are words that might be used, one or two at a time, to describe some. Yet all of them, used in a single sentence, define the 2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law. This is the second year of the program and 22 are being recognized, including one for a Lifetime Achievement Award.

A selection committee comprising honorees from 2013, the University of Idaho and the Idaho Business Review evaluated dozens of applicants. It was a challenging process, said committee member Wyatt Johnson of Angstman Johnson in Boise.

“Each of the potential candidates was exceptional. The task of narrowing the list was far more difficult than I imagined,” he said. “Everyone I considered deserves this recognition, whether they made the final list or not.”

Christine Neuhoff, vice president and chief legal officer for St. Luke’s Health System, was also one of the 2013 Leaders in Law and a member of the selection committee this year.

“The nominees for the Leaders in Law awards were outstanding representatives of the legal profession, making the selection process truly challenging,” she said. “The recipients exemplify professionalism and leadership, and have committed substantial time and energy to community and national organizations for the benefit of others. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to participate in this process.”

The list includes partners, associates, up-and-coming lawyers (in their first 10 years and on their way up), sole practitioners, in-house counsels, an educator, an unsung hero, and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“From support staff member to public servant, these legal professionals have shown they are exceptional,” said Brian Hunt, Idaho Business Review’s interim publisher.

An awards reception is slated for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the Idaho Room in the Eighth and Main building in downtown Boise. A magazine featuring the Leaders in Law will be published with the Idaho Business Review Nov. 21. The University of Idaho is the presenting sponsor. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to https://idahobusinessreview.com/events/leaders-in-law/.

 

2014 Idaho Business Review Leaders in Law

Firm Associated Partner

Berenter, Steven W. – Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Coletti, Sean J. – Hopkins Roden Crockett Hansen & Hoopes PLLC

Dale, James C. – Stoel Rives LLP

Feldman, Murray — Holland & Hart LLP

Hancock, Nicole C. – Stoel Rives LLP

Howell, Kenneth C. – Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Klein, Erika K. – Cosho Humphrey LLP Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Kunkel, Anne C. – Varin Wardwell Thomas + Kunkel LLC

Malmen, Erika E. – Perkins Coie LLP

Martin, James L. – Moffatt Thomas

Weeks, Susan P. – James, Vernon & Weeks PA

Firm Associated Associate

Conrad, Meghan Sullivan – Elam & Burke PA

Coonts, Beth – Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP

Up & Coming Lawyer

Willman, Mindy – Moffatt Thomas

Wonderlich, Brian – Holland & Hart LLP

In-House Counsel

Baker, Geoffrey M. – United Heritage Financial Group, United Heritage Life Insurance Co.

Street, Paul S. – Building Materials Holding Corporation

Sole Practitioner

Scanlin, Steven F. – Scanlin Law Offices PLLC

Camacho Mendoza, Natalie – Camacho Mendoza Law

Educator

Nafzger, Jodi – Concordia University School of Law

Unsung Hero

Major, Marshall S. – Moffatt Thomas

 Lifetime Achievement Award

Wasden, Lawrence G. – Attorney General, State of Idaho

 

 

About Jeanne Huff

Jeanne Huff is the special sections editor at IBR, editor of Women of the Year, Accomplished Under 40, CEOs of Influence, Money Makers, Leaders in Law, Corporate Guide to Event Planning as well as editor of custom publications including Welcome to Boise, Dining Decisions, Idaho Heartland Living and Travelog.