Attorney Profile:

James K. Ball, Jr.

James K. Ball, Jr.: Attorney with Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, PLLC

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, Idaho 83701
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.

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 14 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/01/13 in Criminal Defense

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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... Read more

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

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    Top-notch. Excellent client service.

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

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

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    Jim is a pleasant ethical lawyer who represents his clients well

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  • 4.9/5.0 65 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 65 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 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... Read more

    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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  • 5.0/5.0 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... Read more

    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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  • 5.0/5.0 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... Read more

    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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  • 5.0/5.0 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... Read more

    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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  • 5.0/5.0 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... Read more

    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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  • 5.0/5.0 on 02/15/17

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    Excellent - thank you for your services!

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 11/09/16

    I am an attorney and I hired Jim to assist me after I was cited for a DUI. Before hiring Jim, I conducted a fair amount of research into some of the best criminal and DUI... Read more

    I am an attorney and I hired Jim to assist me after I was cited for a DUI. Before hiring Jim, I conducted a fair amount of research into some of the best criminal and DUI attorneys in Boise and, in so doing, I became confident that Jim fit the bill.{para}After hiring Jim, I discovered that he was incredibly responsive and informative. But he was also personable and empathetic to my situation. Overall, I believe Jim is a fantastic attorney, and I give him my highest endorsement.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 11/08/16

    I interviewed several attorneys before choosing Mr Ball. From my first contact with Jim, I was very impressed with his responsiveness:personable demeanor, ever patient,th... Read more

    I interviewed several attorneys before choosing Mr Ball. From my first contact with Jim, I was very impressed with his responsiveness:personable demeanor, ever patient,thorough in his explanations. He continued to perform and communicate in a consistent, clear and logical manner. My case had a positive outcome. He always treated me with respect. Very satisfied with his professionalism and HIGHLY recommend him! Great attorney. Great person :-)

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 08/12/16

    I first contacted Jim via email when my husband needed legal representation. He was kind, professional, upfront and understanding of our situation. Our case required spec... Read more

    I first contacted Jim via email when my husband needed legal representation. He was kind, professional, upfront and understanding of our situation. Our case required special care and Jim unfolded the steps, making this stressful time manageable. The end result was a great outcome, and we feel that he humanized our situation and defended us impeccably. I highly suggest you stop looking for a lawyer, and hire Mr. Ball. You will be glad you did.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 07/15/16

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