R. Keith Roark

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R. Keith Roark has been practicing law in Idaho for 35 years. He began his distinguished career as a deputy prosecuting attorney and was elected in 1978 to the office of Blaine County Prosecuting Attorney where he served until leaving to form The Roark Law Firm in 1985. He is the only Idaho attorney to have served as president of the Idaho Prosecuting Attorney's Association (1983) and president of the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2007-08). He is also the only Idaho lawyer to have won a death penalty conviction as a prosecutor (1983) and a death penalty acquittal as a defense attorney (2001). He holds the coveted AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel and is listed in Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. In 2007 he was elected to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers (less than 1% of lawyers are so honored) and has served on numerous State and Federal Court committees. Mr. Roark has tried over 300 criminal and civil cases to verdict, enjoys a reputation as one of Idaho's most accomplished trial attorneys and received the Professionalism Award from the Idaho State Bar Association in 2008. Mr. Roark has a long record of contributions to community causes and served as Mayor of the City of Hailey, Idaho from 1989 to 1993.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Trial Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(208) 788-2427  Phone
(208) 788-3918  Fax
University Attended:
University of Utah, B.A., 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
1977, Utah; 1978, Idaho
Birth Information:
Salt Lake City, Utah, April 10, 1949

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • 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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Hailey, Idaho

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