David W. Knotts

Indiana University (1977)
University of North Carolina, Masters (1982)
Univesity of Oregon Law School (1985)


Boise Office

Mr. Knotts obtained his undergraduate degree from Indiana University. He graduated in 1977 with honors and highest distinction, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Listenfelt scholarship as the outstanding senior in the History Department. After graduation, Mr. Knotts worked for several years as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Mr. Knotts then earned a masters degree at the University of North Carolina prior to entering law school at the University of Oregon. At the University of Oregon, Mr. Knotts received an Alumni Scholarship for academic excellence and a Booth Fellowship for public service. He graduated in 1985 with honors and was awarded Order of the Coif.

After law school, Mr. Knotts served a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Stephen Bistline of the Idaho Supreme Court. Following his clerkship, Mr. Knotts has developed a wide ranging civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice. His practice now includes construction litigation, product liability litigation, personal injury and casualty litigation, insurance issues, professional liability, governmental liability, fire losses, ERISA litigation, environmental and land use litigation, and appellate matters.

Mr. Knotts is a member of the Idaho bar, and has appeared in state and federal courts throughout Idaho as well as other jurisdictions. Mr. Knotts also has argued appeals before the Idaho Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and is the author of "Valuing Damages in Personal Injury Actions Awarded for Gratuitously Rendering Nursing and Medical Care," 49 A.L.R.5th 685 (1997). Mr. Knotts is a partner, and practices in the Boise Office.

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