Making Good in Idaho Law

Trudy Fouser
Trudy Fouser

Givens Pursley lawyers honored

Michael Creamer was named Boise Lawyer of the Year in water law, Christopher Meyer was named Boise Lawyer of the Year in natural resources law, and Robert White is Lawyer of the Year in litigation – labor and employment in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Also listed are Gary Allen, land use and zoning law litigation - land use and zoning; Christopher Beeson, real estate law; William Cole, real estate law; Jeff Fereday, energy law, environmental law, natural resources law, water law; Steve Hippler, health care law, medical malpractice law – defendants; Donald Knickrehm, real estate law; Debora Kristensen, employment law, – management, labor law - management; David Lombardi, medical malpractice law - defendants, personal injury litigation - defendants; Kelly Greene McConnell, banking and finance law; L. Edward Miller, health care law, real estate law; Patrick Miller, health care law; Judd Montgomery, real estate law.

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based on peer-review surveys, and attorneys are not permitted to pay to be listed.

Rosston joins Holland & Hart

Claire Rosston has joined Holland & Hart LLP in the firm's business, corporate and finance and real estate and construction practices. She is based out of the firm's Boise office.

Rosston advises clients on complex financing, asset and equity purchases and real estate transactions. She has experience with share transfers, indemnification, confidentiality, commercial and residential leases, easements, natural resource extractions, land use management and master services agreements. In addition, she assists clients with corporate governance and forming business entities. Rosston is admitted to practice in Alaska and Idaho.

Rosston holds a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Fouser elected to state bar board

Trudy Hanson Fouser, an attorney at the Boise law firm Gjording Fouser, was elected by the lawyers of the 4th Judicial District to serve a three year term on the Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners. The board consists of five commissioners elected from Idaho's seven judicial districts. Fouser is replacing Boise attorney Molly O'Leary.

Firm changes name

Belnap Stewart Taylor & Morris is now named Stewart Taylor & Morris PLLC. according to Tom Morris, managing partner. The name change follows the departure of Lyman Belnap.

Morris says the firm's continuing development, including the recent addition of Gabe Haws as a partner, is leading the firm into new and broader areas of legal expertise. ST&M now has eight attorneys specializing in real estate and business law, tax and estate planning, litigation, personal injury, trademarks, criminal defense and family law.

Attorneys in the firm include Monte Stewart, Craig Taylor, Tom Morris, Danny Bower, Gabe Haws, Chad Bernards, Ammon Taylor and Richard Bower. The firm's new web address is

Tyler Tech gets state services contract

The Idaho court system has selected Tyler Technologies Inc. Odyssey court case management system for statewide implementation. The contract includes software licensing fees, professional services and a multi-year maintenance agreement.

After a comprehensive and competitive bidding process, the state's selection committee chose Odyssey to replace a decades-old court management system, saying it will improve access to court information, improve integration of information with judicial partners and maximize the efficiency of the court's business processes.

Idaho is the 11th state to implement Odyssey statewide.