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John R. Goodell

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Phone: 208.395.0011
Fax: 208.232.6109

600 E Riverpark Ln #210
Boise, Idaho 83706

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Practice Areas

Active civil litigation practice: Insurance Defense (wrongful death, PI, PD, coverage, bad faith, trucking/FMSCA), Construction, Business & Commercial, Real Estate, Lien Foreclosure, Employment (employer defense)

Admission / Licensing

1982, Idaho. 1992, Wyoming. 1985, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Summary

35 years varied civil and appellate litigation experience in above practice areas in all state and federal courts in Idaho. 25 years same experience in Wyoming.

Professional Memberships

Idaho State Bar Association, including Litigation Section (former Executive Committee member), Real Estate Section, Employment and Labor Law Section. Wyoming State Bar Association. American Bar Association (including Construction Law Forum, and Employment and Labor Law Section. Federal Bar Association (Idaho chapter). Idaho Association of Defense Counsel. Portneuf Inn of Court (past president and executive committee member).


Pretrial Orders and Initial Disclosures, THE ADVOCATE (October 2002) (Idaho State Bar official monthly magazine); Idaho Medical and Health Care Malpractice Law: General Principles and Direct Expert Witness Evidentiary Requirements, THE ADVOCATE (January 2002); and Idaho Lien Law, Construction Publications, Inc. (2002) (available at Lien Law Online website).


Born 1956 in Lansing, Michigan. Rose in suburban Chicago. Married 30 years to Jan (12 years tennis coach for local high school, retired). Two adult children, three adult stepchildren, six grandchildren. Interests include alpine and cross country skiing, tennis, biking, hiking, travel.


J.D., College of Law, Southern Illinois University, 1981

B.A., Georgetown University, 1977

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Idaho State Bar

Wyoming State Bar

  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV rated
  • Super Lawyers- Mountain States - 2019 Top 5% in Personal Injury General Defense
  • Top Attorneys in the Mountain States - 2019
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys – Idaho – Lifetime Achievement
  • AVVO – Rating 9.4 -- Superb
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