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Tom Lopez

Tom is a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney.  He practices in all areas of civil litigation with a concentration on the defense of insurance companies and their insureds, insurance coverage questions, and appellate practice.  A large portion of Tom’s practice is devoted to the defense of architects, engineers and appraisers.  He has extensive trial and appellate court experience and is an enthusiastic advocate of alternative dispute resolution.  He is admitted to practice in Idaho's state and federal courts as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Tom LopezTom grew up in Michigan, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan in 1973.  He spent his pre-law days in government service with the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the Peace Corps.  He received his J.D. degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1986.  Tom began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Bakes at the Idaho Supreme Court.  He is a founding member and  chairperson of the Idaho State Bar’s Lawyers Assistance Program.  Tom is an accomplished mountain climber and the author of Idaho: A Climbing Guide, a hiking and mountain climbing guidebook, and numerous articles on mountain climbing and the outdoors.