- Of Counsel
Michael Pope ("Mike") is a seasoned civil litigator and courtroom attorney, having appeared before all Courts in Idaho, including the Idaho Supreme Court, on a variety of matters, primarily in insurance defense litigation. For almost four years Mike was the Idaho attorney for a major insurance company representing insureds all over Idaho in personal injury and property damage matters from case inception to resolution through settlement, mediation, or trial. Mike's practice now includes construction and business litigation, personal injury law, contract matters, and real estate law for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Mike's expertise is legal research, writing, and oral argument to the district and appellate courts. Mike is also skilled in mediating claims and disputes on behalf of his clients. He cares about his clients and works tirelessly to see that their position in a case is presented to the court or jury so that the best outcome for them can be reached. As a result of Mike's efforts, significant decisions have been issued by the Idaho Supreme Court regarding the Idaho Bail Act and the application of Idaho's dog bite statutes to landlords whose tenants have been sued for their dog injuring someone.
Mike grew up in Boise and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Canadian Studies. Mike obtained a Paralegal Certificate from the Denver Paralegal Institute and went to work for a major law firm in Dallas, Texas representing victims of asbestos exposure. Mike received his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Mike clerked for the Honorable Nathan W. Higer in Jerome, Gooding, and Twin Falls Counties in Idaho; and then returned to Boise to work for a small insurance defense law firm to begin his legal career.
Mike enjoys traveling the country to see live musical performances and watching hockey.
Areas Of Practice
- Business Law
- Construction Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Real Estate Law
- Idaho, 2007
- Washington, 2022
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
- J.D. - 2000
- Denver Paralegal Institute, Denver, Colorado
- ABA-Approved Paralegal Certificate - 1996
- Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
- B.A. - 1993
- Major: Political Science
- Minor: Canadian Studies
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Boise Adjusters Association, Member, 2000 to 2015
- Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 to 2016
Past Employment Positions
- Garrett Richardson, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2018 to 2020
- Blaser, Oleson & Lloyd Chartered, Litigation Attorney, 2017 to 2018
- Allstate Insurance Company, Senior Trial Attorney, 2011 to 2015