Deborah E. Nelson

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Attorney Awards


Recipient: Honors Moot Court Award, 1995; Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law, 1997; Idaho Business Review's "Accomplished 40 Under 40" Award, 2003; Idaho Business Review's "Women of the Year" Award, 2008; Idaho Women Lawyers' "Kate Feltham Award," 2008; Tribute to Women in Industry award, 2009. Author of professional publications regarding land use and Brownfields redevelopment. Former Idaho Deputy Attorney General. Pro Bono counsel for CASA Guardian Ad Litem and Treasure Valley Institute for Children's Arts.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Land Use
  • Water Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
208-789-0849  Phone
208.388.1200  Phone
208.388.1300  Fax
University Attended:
Rhodes College, B.A., 1994
Law School Attended:
Northwestern College of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1997, Idaho
Idaho State Bar; Idaho Women Lawyers (Board Member; Past President); Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (Member, Public Participation Committee); Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce (Member, Leadership Boise Selection Committee).

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (33 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 05/29/12 in Land Use

    She is extraordinarily intelligent and a great communicator. She is also devoted to her clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Of Counsel on 02/23/13 in Land Use

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