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Experience counts. Dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence are expected. Compassion is essential.

The Idaho Business Review’s Leaders in Law award recognizes all of these qualities and is dedicated to individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Idaho.

2021 Leaders in Law and Excellence in Finance honorees announced

Nominations Deadline: August 25, 2022

Event Date: November 17, 2022

Idaho Business Review is committed to bringing business professionals together to recognize leaders and build business relationships, but we are also committed to achieving this in a safe environment. We will continue to follow CDC regulations for all in-person events.

Leaders in Law Awards (event held in conjunction with the Excellence in Finance Awards)



Katie Daniel, Smith + Malek, PLLC

Alexandra Grande, Holland & Hart LLP

Jenn Hanway, Fisher Hudson Shallat

Shannon McCarthy, Johnson & Monteleone


Katherine Ball, University of Idaho College of Law

Wendy Gerwick Couture, University of Idaho College of Law

Jessica Long, University of Idaho College of Law

In-House Counsel

Simao Avila, St. Luke’s Health System

Eric Bjorkman, Albertsons

Michael Clary, Hecla Mining Company

Clay Gill, J.R. Simplot Company

Rob McQuade, Association of Idaho Cities

Jeff Neumeyer, United Heritage Financial Group

Steven Schossberger, Oregon Potato Company

Stephanie C. Westermeier, Saint Alphonsus Health System


Benjamin J. Allen, Silver Valley Law, LLC

John Ashby, Hawley Troxell

Michael Bartlett, Bartlett & French, PLLP

Chris Brown, Fisher Hudson Shallat

Alyson Foster, Dempsey Foster PLLC

Mikela “Mike” French, Bartlett & French, PLLP

Steve M. Frinsko, Hawley Troxell

Sheli Fulcher Koontz, Angstman Johnson

Alison Johnson, Holland & Hart LLP

Luke Malek, Smith + Malek PLLC

Robert A. Maynard, Perkins Coie

L. Victoria Meier, Eberle, Berlin,Kading, Turnbow & McKlveen, Chtd.

Sarah Reed, Hawley Troxell

Sole Practitioner

Matthew Bradshaw, ClearVenture Legal PLLC

Unsung Hero

Autumn Cain, Fisher Hudson Shallat

Up and Coming

Betsaida Chavez Garcia, Immigrant Justice Idaho

Ellis Eifert, Eifert Law Firm

Stefan Hasselblad, Holland & Hart LLP

Kaci Peterson, Perkins Coie

Lifetime Achievement

Justice Roger S. Burdick, Idaho Supreme Court


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For more information about nominations contact Laura Clemens at 208-639-3528 or by email at [email protected].