Scott L. Campbell

Scott Campbell practices in the areas of water, environmental, administrative, energy, and agriculture (ranching and farming) law.  He has also handled matters involving real estate contract litigation, title insurance defense, municipal law, land development transactions, planning and zoning litigation, and legislative lobbying for several clients.  He is a frequent lecturer and writer on water resource and environmental topics.

Mr. Campbell has been an active member of the Legislative Committee of the Idaho Water Users Association since 1987 and has testified before committees of the Idaho Legislature on water resource issues on numerous occasions.  Mr. Campbell has also testified before subcommittees of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on water resource issues, including most recently, testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Water and Power Subcommittee, oversight hearings on Bureau of Reclamation issues.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., University of Idaho College of Law, 1978
  • B.A., Whitman College, 1974


  • Idaho State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Oregon State Court
  • Washington State Court

Ratings & Recognitions

  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Preeminent rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Chambers USA
  • President’s Award from the National Water Users Association, 2006

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Idaho Water Users Association, Legislative Committee Member (1987-present), Board Member
  • National Water Users Association:
  • Water Quality Task Force – Co-Chair (2013-2015)
  • Endangered Species Task Force – Member
  • Chief Deputy of the Civil Division Ada County Prosecutor’s Office (1979-1984)
  • Ada County Planning and Zoning, Member (1989-1991)
  • Idaho State Bar Law Foundation, former President
  • Idaho State Bar Water Law Section, founding Member

Contact Scott L. Campbell

Moffatt Thomas
101 S. Capitol Blvd.
10th Floor
Boise, Idaho  83702
Phone: (208) 385-5432
Toll Free: 800-422-2889
Fax: (208) 385-5384


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho
  • Oregon
  • Washington

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