James K. Ball, Jr.

James K. Ball, Jr.: Attorney with Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, PLLC
  • Member at Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, PLLC (4 Attorneys)
  • 355 W. Myrtle Street, Suite 100, P.O. Box 937, Boise, ID 83701-0937
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  • James K. Ball is a member with Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis. His practice is devoted largely to criminal defense, appeals, family law, personal injury and wills.
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    4.7/5.0 (14)
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    100% Recommended (69)
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Biography

Member, Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, PLLC (2002 – present);
Private practice, James K. Ball, P.A. (2000 – 2002);
Deputy Ada County Prosecuting Attorney (1996 – 2000); and
Lobbyist, Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association (1998 – 2000).

Tried over 50 cases to verdict; argued nine cases to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; argued two cases in the Idaho Supreme Court; and argued four cases to the Idaho Court of Appeals. Nationally Ranked in Idaho's Top Ten Attorney Award.

Areas of Practice (66)

  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Wills
  • Family Law
  • Assault and Battery
  • Bribery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Fraud
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Extradition
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Forgery
  • Grand Jury Practice
  • Hit and Run
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Mail Fraud
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanors
  • Money Laundering
  • Search and Seizure
  • Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Wire Fraud
  • Wiretapping
  • Alcoholic Beverage Law
  • Liquor Liability
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • White Collar Crime
  • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Fraud
  • Appellate Practice
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Drug Trafficking

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
208-424-9100  Phone
208-424-3100  Fax
www.boise-idaho-criminal-attorney.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 937, Boise, ID 83701-0937
University Attended:
Boise State University, B.S., 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Idaho, J.D., 1996
Year of First admission:
1997
Admission:
1997, Idaho; U.S. District Court, District of Idaho; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Idaho; Idaho State Bar; Idaho State Bar IOLTA Committee; Barrister, American Inns of Court, No. 130; Fourth District Bar Association; Federal Bar Association, Idaho Chapter; Idaho Volunteer Lawyers; Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Idaho Trial Lawyers Association; and Ada County Court Domestic Violence Committee.
Reported Cases:
U.S. v. Loveland, 825 F.3d 555 (9th Cir 2016); U.S. v. Kilby, 443 F.3d 1135 (9th Cir. 2006); U.S. v. Molesworth, No. 05-30630, W.240576 (9th Cir. 2006); State v. Robinson, 143 Idaho 306, 142 P.3d 729 (2006); State v. Lamay, 140 Idaho 835, 103 P.3d 448 (Idaho 2004); Reyes v. Craven, 111 Fed. App., 46 2d (9th Cir. 2004).
ISLN:
912579083
Hobbies & interests:
Backpacking, snowboarding, waterskiing, rafting and golf.
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (14)
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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/01/13 in Criminal Defense on 03/01/13

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 02/27/13 in Criminal Defense on 02/27/13

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      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 02/21/13 in Criminal Defense on 02/21/13

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/05/12 in Criminal Defense on 03/05/12

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/06/11 in Criminal Defense on 06/06/11

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 05/25/11 in Criminal Defense on 05/25/11

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/19/11 in Criminal Defense on 05/19/11

      Jim is an absolutely outstanding, extremely ethical, very creative lawyer. He does a great job for his clients, while always maintaining the highest professional standar...

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      Jim is an absolutely outstanding, extremely ethical, very creative lawyer. He does a great job for his clients, while always maintaining the highest professional standards. Jim is a great colleague both to other defense lawyers and to prosecutors alike. I cannot imagine anyone either not liking or not respecting Jim Ball.

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 05/19/11 in Criminal Defense on 05/19/11

      Top-notch. Excellent client service.

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      Top-notch. Excellent client service.

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 03/05/12 in Divorce on 03/05/12

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      4.6/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 05/19/11 in Criminal Defense on 05/19/11

      Jim is a pleasant ethical lawyer who represents his clients well

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      Jim is a pleasant ethical lawyer who represents his clients well

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    Client Reviews

    • 4.9/5.0 (69)
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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 02/03/14 on 02/03/14

      I needed Mr. Ball's assistance in a traffic violation case. He knew the process in and out and was able to guide me through to the absolute best outcome possible. I had n...

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      I needed Mr. Ball's assistance in a traffic violation case. He knew the process in and out and was able to guide me through to the absolute best outcome possible. I had no previous experience with the court system, barely knew how it operated, and had no idea what my options were or what I should do or say. Mr. Ball helped immensely and was a pleasure to work with. He gave me peace of mind and essentially held my hand through an excruciatingly stressful time.

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 01/21/14 on 01/21/14

      This man is very personable, kind and communicates with you as an individual. He does what he says he will do for you. He he is very realistic, and having been on both si...

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      This man is very personable, kind and communicates with you as an individual. He does what he says he will do for you. He he is very realistic, and having been on both sides as a prosecutor and a defense attorney he's very realistic in what you can expect. I would recommend him in a heartbeat. So happy I did my research and picked him to handle my case!

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 10/04/17 on 10/04/17

      Jim is the best in his profession! During the entire process I felt more like he was representing family rather than “just” a client! He was there for me all the way thro...

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      Jim is the best in his profession! During the entire process I felt more like he was representing family rather than “just” a client! He was there for me all the way through this tough time! He truly cares and in combination with his superb knowledge, professionalism and honest way of practice, this makes him not only an outstanding lawyer but an outstanding person as well. Thanks to Jim this charge won’t affect my future!

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 09/05/17 on 09/05/17

      Mr. Ball was the best person to have in my corner in my time of need. He was kind, soft spoken, reliable, knowledgeable, and when he spoke to me about me, I knew it was g...

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      Mr. Ball was the best person to have in my corner in my time of need. He was kind, soft spoken, reliable, knowledgeable, and when he spoke to me about me, I knew it was genuine. He helped get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor, and allowed me to get normalcy back into my life where chaos and stress had been. Highly recommend Mr. Ball for anyone who needs someone who knows the laws, shows up for their clients, and will be respectful during the entire process.

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      5.0/5.0 on 09/05/17 on 09/05/17

      Jim Ball did an outstanding job representing me in my DUI case. He was professional, understanding and not judgmental during a difficult situation. He is well versed an...

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      Jim Ball did an outstanding job representing me in my DUI case. He was professional, understanding and not judgmental during a difficult situation. He is well versed and respected within the legal system. I heard positive comments about Jim from the fine counter all the way through the system to my probation officer. I knew I was in good hands! Thanks for the counsel!

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 07/02/17 on 07/02/17

      From the start Jim informed me of my options and answered all my questions, he really took the time to keep my informed of the steps in the process and what to expect. J...

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      From the start Jim informed me of my options and answered all my questions, he really took the time to keep my informed of the steps in the process and what to expect. Jim and his team have a high level of urgency when replying to calls/emails which helps to mitigate some of the stress involved. Jim always gave a realistic approach and never over-promised or under delivered; couldn't have had a better experience.

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 04/17/17 on 04/17/17

      Jim was referred to me by an old friend. He called me on a Saturday to discuss my case after I had e-mailed him on a Friday afternoon. He agreed to take my case and was...

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      Jim was referred to me by an old friend. He called me on a Saturday to discuss my case after I had e-mailed him on a Friday afternoon. He agreed to take my case and was very helpful in explaining to me what could nd could not happen. He was always prompt to answer my numerous questions and managed to put my mind at ease when I found myself in what to me was unknown territory. I would recommend Jim to anyone who needs excellent legal representation.

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 03/22/17 on 03/22/17

      I hired Jim to defend a family member accused of felony battery. The alleged victim was an off duty police officer. Jim got the charge reduced to a misdemeanor, with pe...

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      I hired Jim to defend a family member accused of felony battery. The alleged victim was an off duty police officer. Jim got the charge reduced to a misdemeanor, with penalties limited to a fine and community service, over the objection of the officer. In the real world, I d/n think you can do better than that.

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 02/15/17 on 02/15/17

      Excellent - thank you for your services!

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      Excellent - thank you for your services!

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    • James K. Ball, Jr.

      5.0/5.0 on 02/15/17 on 02/15/17

      I hired Jim to for my DUI case. I contacted his office via email and telephone (leaving a voicemail) on a weekend. He responded me that weekend and we set up a meeting fo...

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      I hired Jim to for my DUI case. I contacted his office via email and telephone (leaving a voicemail) on a weekend. He responded me that weekend and we set up a meeting for that following week. This was amazing as I needed to get everything going within 7 days of my arrest. An attorney that accessible and responsive is simply amazing and almost unheard of. He was & has been always easy to reach. I could go on and on but simply put, he works hard and cares about you, getting the job done.

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