With over thirteen years of experience working as a staff attorney to Idaho district court judges, I understand how to organize and present legal arguments in a manner that is effective and useful for the court. During my time as a staff attorney, I drafted hundreds of decisions and orders for the courts and reviewed and analyzed countless briefs submitted by attorneys. I researched issues for a wide variety of cases, including felony criminal matters and complex civil litigation. I particularly enjoy the challenges associated with researching and analyzing issues of first impression.
I take pride in producing a polished finished product that can be presented to the court with few, if any, revisions. My work experience includes teaching English and grammar, assisting post-graduate students as a writing tutor, and tutoring law school graduates taking the Idaho Bar Exam.
Although my writing style is concise, working for several different judges during the course of my career has given me the ability to adapt my style in order to match the writing style of those for whom I produce written work. I look forward to opportunities to utilize my experience writing for the court to assist attorneys in presenting effective arguments to the court.
University of Idaho College of Law
Juris Doctor, May 2002, Cum Laude
Idaho Law Review Casenote and Comment Editor
Nominee for the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
University of Idaho
Bachelor of Arts in English, May 1998, Summa Cum Laude
Minor emphasis in Latin and Classical Studies
Member of the Idaho State Bar
Amie J. Dryden, Overcoming the Inadequacies of Animal Cruelty Statutes and the Property-Based View of Animals, 38 Idaho L. Rev. 177 (2001).
Résumé available upon request
*McClaran Legal Research & Writing, LLC does not provide legal advice or services to non-attorneys.