Merrily Munther (credentials) has been in private practice in the Boise area for 35 years after graduating with honors from the University of Idaho College of Law. She particularly enjoys representing clients who have become friends over the years, and to being available to assist them in their business and personal legal needs. She also enjoys educating her clients so they might be able to handle some issues on their own.
Editor-in-Chief, Idaho Law Review, 1975-1976.
1969-1972: Industrial Indemnity (San Francisco), legal department.
1973: Secretary to House Judiciary Committee, State of Idaho.
1974: Boise Cascade Corporation, Boise, Idaho, summer law intern.
1975: Ferguson & Burdell, Seattle, Washington, summer law intern.
1976-1983: Elam, Burke, Jeppesen, Evans & Boyd, Boise, Idaho, served as assisting and primary attorney in matters relating to employment law, real estate, banking, and mining law.
1983-1984: In practice as sole practitioner emphasizing employment, real estate law.
1992 through present: Merrily Munther, PLLC, under predecessor names, with an emphasis in general business, employment law, real estate, construction and probate law.
Ms. Munther also acts as hearing officer and mediator in employment related matters.
Publications / Lecturer
Defending Wrongful Discharge Claims Under Idaho Law , (NBI, 2002)
Constructions Issues in Idaho (Lorman, 2002)
Wage and Hour Law Update in Idaho , (Lorman, 2002)
Disciplinary Action Following Strike (1998).
Employee Handbooks in Idaho , (NBI 1998)
Idaho Labor and Employment Law , (NBI, 1997-1998).
Fair Housing Laws , Pioneer Real Estate School (1995).
Occupational Safety and Health , (NBI, 1993-1994; Lorman, 1995).
Lecturer to employer groups on topics of hiring, firing, drug testing, OSHA, employee manuals, sexual harassment, and employment discrimination; and to real estate groups regarding the Fair Housing Act, landlord-tenant, and real property law.
Membership and Offices Held
Idaho State Bar; American Bar Association (sections on Labor Law, Real Property, Probate and Trusts, and Economics of Law Practice, Forum on the Construction Industry);
Board of Directors of American Judicature Society (1982-1986); Board of Trustees (1982-1989), President (1990-1991), National Conference of Bar Foundations;
Member, American Bar Association Commission on Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts;
President (1986-1988), Idaho Law Foundation; President (1981-1982), Fourth District Bar Association;
Member Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity;
Past Chairman, Legal Advisory Committee, Associated General Contractors (Idaho Chapter);
Member, Legislative Committee, Idaho Building Contractors Association;
Past Advisor, Idaho Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association;
Past President, Boise Chapter, National Association of Women in Construction;
Past Lt. Governor, Division 6 and past President, Capital City Kiwanis Club.
Project Development Experience
Condominium development in McCall, Idaho.
Residential subdivisions at Elkhorn and Sun Valley, Boise County and Ada County.
Commercial development with retail shopping areas at Challis and Boise.
Member, Subcommittee on Boise City Comprehensive Plan (1992-1995).
Idaho Legislative Taskforce on Development Impact Fees.
Fellow: American Bar Foundation; National Conference of Bar Foundations (past president); Idaho Law Foundation (past president).
American Bar Foundation; National Conference of Bar Foundations (past president); Idaho Law Foundation (past president).