If she were independently wealthy, would she still be doing what she’s doing? Yes.
“It’s what I think about,” she says. “I really like the law. I like helping shape it. I like that the decisions I am a part of are going to impact other people and how employers operate. … I was in mock trial in high school; it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Every decision I’ve made along the way – it’s been leading to occupational law.”
Rosholt focuses on commercial litigation, business law, tax law, estate planning and health care law.
Even at 33, she brings deep knowledge to her clients: Two years after graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law, she enrolled in University of Washington School of Law for an intense nine-month master of laws program in taxation.
“It was by far one of the best decisions I think I’ve made,” she says. “It was very focused … on that area of law. It changed the way I look at things – code, statutes, regulations – and my ability to interpret and see a case.”
Armed with that education and with the experience she’s gained since joining the bar in 2009, Rosholt has already reached a high point for any attorney: In 2015, she argued in front of the Idaho Supreme Court on an employment law case. The outcome was favorable for her client, and Rosholt counts it as one of her greatest professional accomplishments.
From here, she wants to continue assisting in the development of case law that makes sense for everyone.
She serves as outside counsel for the Idaho State Board of Accountancy, and in that role she’s gotten a taste of being a part of the legislative system. Now she’s hooked.
Rosholt will see a bill she helped propose go through the Idaho Legislature next year, and that prospect is exhilarating.
“It’s neat to identify a problem and be able to help solve it,” she says.
She plans to continue being involved in making good state laws in years to come.
Rosholt’s coworkers see her as “a remarkable talent” and “a natural leader and advocate for her clients.”
But her passion for the law is only part of who she is. She has three nephews whom she adores, and by prioritizing her time with them and setting realistic expectations for her clients, she believes she’s accomplished a feat that may just top everything else: Finding balance.
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