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Jim has been practicing law for sixteen years. He is a former Deputy Prosecutor for the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney, where he spent five years prosecuting crimes ranging from misdemeanors, such as driving under the influence (DUI), to drug related crimes and violent felonies. He also served for two years as the Lobbyist for the Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association, where he was involved in writing criminal legislation and testifying in committee meetings and hearings throughout the state of Idaho.

Presently, Jim is a partner in the firm of Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, where he specializes in all areas of criminal defense throughout the state of Idaho and Pacific Northwest. Jim has argued cases before the Idaho Court of Appeals, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is licensed to practice in the Idaho state courts, the United States District Courts for the District of Idaho, the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He also is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Jim has the highest Martindale Hubble attorney rating of AV Preeminent, as established by reviews from Idaho lawyers and the Idaho Judiciary. This rating is largely the result of following the highest ethical standards while providing the absolute best representation for clients. Martindale Hubble Attorney Rating

Jim’s present practice includes criminal defense for all Idaho state and federal, misdemeanor and felony crimes. His specialty in criminal law includes driving under the influence (DUI) cases, representing juvenile offenders, and appealing criminal cases to both the Idaho appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jim strives to maintain the highest ethical standards while providing the absolute best representation for his clients.

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123 Main St. Suite 300. Minneapolis, MN 55407

355 W. Myrtle St., Suite 100
P.O. Box 937, Boise, Idaho

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