I primarily assist clients in the fields of family law (divorce, paternity, child custody modificiation, adoptions, guardianships), employment law issues, construction disputes, mediation, and insurance coverage dispute litigation. If you find yourself faced with the need for legal guidance in any of these fields, contact me so I can take all steps necessary to protect your interests and guide you through the legal process. If you are not sure whether we can help you, please contact us. If we cannot help you, we may be able to refer you to an attorney who can.
I have over 20 years of legal experience and have practiced in the federal and state courts of Idaho and Oregon. I graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School (Portland, OR) in 1999. Between 1999-2001, I served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Alan M. Schwartzman (ret.) of the Idaho Court of Appeals. In 2001, I began practicing law with a large Boise law firm. In 2006, John and I formed our ongoing law partnership, Kormanik & Sneed LLP. John and I formerly worked together as judicial clerks at the Idaho Court of Appeals and have been friends ever since.
The mediation process has been a large part of my experience and practice. I am dedicated to the use and development of mediation in my legal practice and consider myself a strong advocate for the numerous advantages mediation often provides to parties over the conventional litigation path. I am on the Idaho Supreme Court's list of certified civil case mediators. I frequently volunteer my time to mediate small claims cases for the state court system as a way to give back to the community and the courts, as well as keep my mediation skills well-honed.
If I'm not in the office, I'm likely on the river looking for rising trout.
Recent Blog Posts
Personal Jurisdiction Explained: You Cannot Be Sued Just Anywhere
Parenting Time Evaluators: What Do They Do and Do You Need One in Your Custody Case?
Which Court Should Hear Your Action to Modify Child Custody?
The Emotional Toll of Divorce/Custody Disputes
Idaho’s Notice and Opportunity to Repair Act: When Does it Apply and How Do You Comply?