Andrew J. Waldera

Andy Waldera practices in the areas of water, land use law, environmental/natural resources, and agricultural law. He represents clients in judicial, administrative, and local government proceedings regarding water rights and land use matters involving state-based land use, water and environmental laws, as well as actions proceeding under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). 

Mr. Waldera is serving his second, three-year appointment by the Board of Ada County Commissioners to the Ada County Waterways Advisory Committee. He served six terms (2009-2014) as the Chair of the Idaho State Bar Water Law Section.

Mr. Waldera was honored by the 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions of Mountain States Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the practice of Environmental Law. He was also rated by Chambers USA (2014) in the practice of Environmental Law.

Mr. Waldera authors monthly articles as a member of the Editorial Board of the Western Water Law and Policy Reporter, a water law publication distributed to water resource professionals throughout the western United States.

Mr. Waldera also authors water/natural resource law-based articles for The Advocate, the official publication of the Idaho State Bar.

Practice Areas

  • Agricultural Law
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Water Law

Ratings and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Environmental Law – 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • Chambers USA – Environmental Law – 2014


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, ENR Certificate, 2002
  • B.S., Tufts University, magna cum laude, 1999


  • Idaho State and Federal Courts 2002

Contact Andrew J. Waldera

Sawtooth Law Offices, PLLC
1101 W. River St.
Ste. 110
Boise, Idaho  83707
Phone: (208) 629-7447
Fax: (208) 629-7559


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho

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