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John was pleased to present information to fellow attorneys during a seminar entitled: "Advanced Trial Tactics," which was held in Boise on December 18, 2017. John's presentation lasted one hour and was entitled "Effective Exhibits and Courtroom Technology" and consisted of twenty (20) pages of written material, 23 slides and a question-and-answer session. Utilizing engaging exhibits during trial and seamlessly utilizing courtroom technology in presentations are topics near-and-dear to John and is at the very heart of his criminal defense practice.


John was pleased to be part of a panel presentation at the Boise, Idaho, edition of the District of Idaho's "Federal Bench and Bar Conference." The conference was held on November 3, 2017. John was a member of a panel which presented information on Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and its effect on litigation. Specifically, John spoke to dealing with ESI in the context of federal criminal defense.


John R. Kormanik has been accepted as a member of the National College for DUI Defense, " a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law as a specialty area of law practice.... College members represent the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in the country."

John believes this is an important step in his practice. He strives to be as prepared as possible for his clients. By joining the NCDD, John continues to do all he can to improve and become more knowledgable so he can zealously represent his clients against the seemingly insurmountable power of the government.


Kormanik & Sneed LLP is proud to note John R. Kormanik, of the Firm, continues to provide conflict public defender services for those accused of crimes in Elmore County and Valley County who cannot afford legal representation. John is now focused almost exclusively on defending the accused against the virtually unbridled power of the government and ensuring the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes are safeguarded. John continues to provide conflict public defender services to be able to defend not only those who can afford top-notch legal representation, but indigent federal criminal defendants and those individuals in Elmore and Valley Counties who are facing the most serious charges in state courts as well. John is proud of the work he does on behalf of all of his clients charged with crimes ranging from "run-of-the-mill" misdemeanors (reckless or inattentive driving, driving without insurance, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia) to the most serious of felonies.

If you are anywhere in the State of Idaho, facing either state or federal charges, please contact Kormanik & Sneed LLP to arrange a consultation with John R. Kormanik.


Kormanik & Sneed LLP are proud to announce the creation of a criminal defense blog, which will provide thoughts on current issues and trends in the area of criminal defense as well as "stories from the trenches." Kormanik & Sneed LLP will also be providing free resources under the heading of "What to Know When..." These resources will be single-page documents containing general descriptions of the processes in the criminal justice system. It is anticipated these resources will be helpful for those who are accused of crimes for the first time.

The Kormanik & Sneed LLP criminal defense blog can be found at:


As you may know, Kormanik & Sneed LLP is a dog-friendly law firm. We are happy to welcome our newest canine member, Olive, to the Firm. Olive is a yellow labrador retriever, born on April 29 2017. If you come to the office, chances are high you will be greeted by her and our other canine member, Jack.

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