Why Us?

We Have the History and Experience You’ve Been Looking For

History.
Ms. O’Neil and Ms. Scott both have experience through all phases of the legal process. Our focus on mediation of conflict as an alternative to litigation, when appropriate, allows us to assist our clients to reach their goals without unnecessary litigation or expense. If litigation is the only way to resolve the case, we will present your case to the court to pursue your goals. Our firm was founded on the principle of access to justice, and assisting clients to achieve realistic goals and objectives is our focus.

Experience.
With a combined experience of almost fifty years, Ms. O’Neil and Ms. Scott have the skills necessary to evaluate your situation, suggest potential solutions, and assist you in effective planning or dispute resolution.

01. Teamwork

Ms. Scott and Ms. O’Neil treat every case and every client with respect and consideration. Both attorneys are aware of and involved in the cases our firm handles. At any given time, you will have two attorneys to assist you in navigating your case. In addition, the other members of our team are available to help answer your questions and demonstrate to you that you and your legal matter are important to us. Every individual deserves responsible, ethical representation, and that is what we strive to provide.

02. Communication

When you are involved in any type of legal action, whether it is estate planning, probate, family law, adoption or a divorce, you need and deserve honest and open communication with your attorney and the other members of the law firm representing you. We endeavor to return all telephone calls and all e-mails within 24 hours. While that is not always an achievable goal, we believe this level of consideration is what you, as our client, deserve.

03. Solutions

You may not always know what your options are. You need help navigating the complex world of dispute resolution, both formal and informal, and the information that will empower you to successfully resolve your legal matter. We have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to help guide you through this maze. We can explain and explore with you the options available to you, including mediation, settlement, dispute resolution and trial.

Brooke O’Neil

Attorney at Law and Mediator

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1994
Juris Doctorate, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1997

Licensing and Professional Affiliations
Member of the Idaho State Bar, 2001 to present
Member of the California State Bar, 1997 to present
Child Custody Mediator, Idaho Supreme Court, 2016 to present
Eldercare Mediator, 2016 to present
Idaho State Bar Association, Trust, Probate and Tax Section
Idaho Start Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
Idaho State Bar Association, Family Law Section
Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Association

Awards, Activities and Community Involvement
Presenter for Legal Education on probate practice and family law.
Educational presentations regarding guardianship and related topics for parents of developmentally disabled students.
Recipient, Denise O’Donnell-Day Pro Bono Award, 4th Judicial District, 2007 and 2016.
Pro bono representation in guardianship cases through the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Association.
Presentations to Alzheimer’s Association and dementia support groups.

Sarah Scott

Attorney at Law and Mediator

Education
Bachelor of Arts, Boise State University, 1981
Juris Doctorate, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, 1987

Licensing and Professional Affiliations
Member of the Idaho State Bar, 1995 to present
Member of the Oregon State Bar, 1987 to present
Idaho State Bar Association, Trust, Probate and Tax Section
Idaho Start Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
Idaho State Bar Association, Family Law Section
Child Custody Mediator, Idaho Supreme Court, 2016 to present
Eldercare Mediator, 2016 to present
Certified Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute, 2005 to present
Certified Public Manager, National Public Manager Consortium, 2004 to present
Former Vice-Chairperson, Idaho State Bar Trust, Probate and Tax Section

Awards, Activities and Community Involvement
Educational presentations regarding:
Guardianships
Vulnerable adult/elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
Domestic violence
Various aging-related issues
Training for Idaho’s Domestic Violence Programs (2009-2011)
Pro bono representation on behalf of Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, Oregon (1993-1995)
Member of the ITD Public Transportation District Coordination Council (2011-2014)

Christine Lutz

Paralegal

Lorna Wagner

Office Administrator

Circe

File Retriever