David P. Claiborne



  • B.A. Boise State University (1999)
    • Major in Political Science, emphasis on Public Administration 
    • Minor in Economics
  • J.D. Willamette University College of Law, cum laude (2002)
  • Recipient of Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy Law (2002)
  • Member of Willamette Law Review (2000-2002), serving as Symposium Editor (2001-2002)
  • Member of Federalist Society (1999-2002), serving as Vice President (2000-2001)
  • President of Student Bar Association (2001-2002)

Professional Experience

  • Admitted to Practice Law in Idaho (2002) and Washington (2012).
  • Admitted to Practice before all Idaho courts (2002), the U.S. District Court for Idaho (2002), the U.S. District Court for Colorado (2007), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (2009), and all Washington courts (2012).
  • Member of Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants, Defense Research Institute and Federalist Society.
  • Member of the Professional Conduct Review Board, Idaho State Bar.
  • Legal Intern for Oregon Senate Majority Office (2001), focusing on administrative law, constitutional law, and government/legislative law.
  • Publications: comment, The Perils of the Capper-Volstead Act and its Judicial Treatment: Agricultural Cooperation and Integrated Farming Operations, 38 Willamette Law Review 263 (2002); State Place of Origin Labeling Requirements for Agricultural Products, Agricultural Law Update 1 (April 2002).

Contact David P. Claiborne

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:
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Washington

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