Travis Thompson


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With over twenty years’ experience representing individual water users, canal companies, municipal providers, and irrigation districts, Travis handles water right permitting, adjudication, and administration throughout the State of Idaho. Travis also counsels clients on general business, administrative, real property matters and related litigation, including an emphasis on non-profit corporations. He regularly appears before Idaho’s adjudication courts and the Idaho Department Water Resources and has advised on a variety of real property and water right sales, including guiding a local company through a $25 million sale of its water rights. Travis has successfully represented local canal companies and irrigation districts before the Idaho Supreme Court, securing important decisions protecting senior water right interests.

Travis is a former chair of the Idaho State Bar Water Law Section and is a member of the Fifth District Bar Association and Theron W. Ward American Inn of Court. Travis also participates and advises committees serving the Idaho Water Users Association and Water District 01.

A lifelong Idaho resident, Travis attended college and law school at the University of Idaho in Moscow. He interned with Governor Phil Batt, focusing on natural resource and environmental issues and served on the Idaho Law Review. Travis has served on various non-profit boards, including as President of the University of Idaho Alumni Association. Travis and his wife Mandi have three sons. Travis and his family enjoy camping, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, and rock climbing.

(Twin Falls) Admitted to the Bar, 2000, Idaho; U.S. District Court, District of Idaho. Education: University of Idaho (B.A., English, 1997, J.D. cum laude, 2000).

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Areas of Practice

  • Natural Resources Law
  • Water Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation


  • Idaho State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Past President: Water Rights Section—Idaho State Bar