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Idaho Business Review announces 2020 Leaders in Law honorees

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The 2019 Leaders In Law honorees gather for a group photo during the awards event on Nov. 14 at Eighth & Main. Photo by Pete Grady

The Idaho Business Review has selected 21 top legal professionals as 2020 Leaders in Law honorees, recognizing them for leadership, professional achievements, mentorship and community service.

The winners range from relative newcomers to the industry who are rapidly making their mark to legal aces with decades of experience. They represent five awards categories: partner, associate, in-house counsel, sole practitioner and up-and-coming. One honoree — Bart M. Davis, United States Attorney for the District of Idaho — earned the lifetime achievement award.

This year, in light of the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, the Idaho Business Review will hold the awards event virtually on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in conjunction with the Excellence in Finance awards. While the combined program is unique for 2020, the law and finance sectors work together and in many cases exchange client referrals, so bringing the two sectors together presents new opportunities for networking.

Tickets are available now.

The 2020 Leaders in Law will be profiled in a special publication, which will be distributed with the Idaho Business Review on Nov. 20.


Bart M. Davis, United States Attorney for the District of Idaho


Clinton Casey, Casey Legal Group, owner

Brad Miller, Hawley Troxell, partner/attorney

Tom Mortell, Hawley Troxell, partner/attorney

Melanie Rubocki, Perkins Coie, office managing partner

Erik Stidham, Holland & Hart, partner

Matthew Taylor, Taylor Law Offices, partner


Lauren Prew Fouser, Holland & Hart, associate

Austin Strobel, Hawley Troxell, associate/attorney


Sherman F. Furey III, Idaho Attorney General, chief deputy attorney general

Kent Nelson, University of Idaho, general counsel

Rand Peebles, POWER Engineers, vice president/general counsel

Michael Porter, Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office, lead deputy prosecutor

Steven Price, Ada County Highway District, general counsel


Scott Learned, Learned Lawyer, PLLC, owner

Taylor Mossman-Fletcher, Mossman Law Office, owner/attorney

Connie Runia, Runia Law PLLC, attorney/owner


Hannah Andazola, Smith + Malek, associate

Benjamin Gibbons, Holland & Hart, associate

Jetta Mathews, Hawley Troxell, attorney

William Young, William Young & Associates, partner

About Kim Burgess

Kim Burgess is the editor of the Idaho Business Review.