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This firm was founded by three partners who collectively have more than one hundred years of experience representing irrigation districts, canal companies, farmers, ranchers and other industries in environmental, construction, hydropower, mining, and land use practices law, including state and federal legislation and regulation. Our lawyers seek to reach reasonable resolution of disputes wherever possible, but when that cannot be accomplished our office has substantial experience in the courtroom and will litigate those matters that cannot be otherwise resolved. We have also assisted clients in the process of revising or proposing new legislation before the Idaho legislature, working closely with the Idaho Water Users Association, other trade groups, and lobbying firms. Please contact us at either of our office locations to discuss how our practice may be of assistance to you.

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Welcome to Michael Short

Barker Rosholt & Simpson LLP is pleased to announce that Michael A. Short has joined the firm as an associate attorney in the Boise office. After graduating magna cum laude from St. John’s University, with a B.A. in Philosophy, Mr. Short received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2010. During law school, he focused in international and environmental law and earned Certificates in Environmental Law, International Legal Studies, and Civil Law. In addition to his studies, he served as a teaching assistant for summer abroad programs in Vienna and Budapest, and at the University of Akureyri’s Polar Law LLM program in Iceland.

Mr. Short grew up in Boise’s North End, and after beginning his practice of law in New Orleans, he decided to return home. When not working, Mr. Short enjoys playing and refereeing hockey and travelling whenever possible.

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Our Founding Partner John Allen Rosholt

Our friend, senior partner, mentor and incomparable water lawyer, John Rosholt, passed away in 2019 after practicing for more than 50 years. We continue to be guided by his insight, his dedication to client service and his commitment to Idaho’s water community.

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Barker Rosholt & Simpson LLP is a proud member of the Environmental Law Network (ELN), the first environmental law firm network that makes local environmental legal representation available nationwide. ELN has a network of more than 250 environmental attorneys who share ideas, information, experiences and contacts to increase the value of legal representation for the respective clients. For more information concerning ELN visit elnonline.com.

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