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K. Jill Bolton

Bolton Law, PLLC
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K. Jill Bolton
Bolton Law, PLLC
Coeur d'Alene,
 ID

K. Jill Bolton, is the founding member of Bolton Law, PLLC, and brings close to 30 years of legal advocacy excellence. With 20 years of state and federal prosecution experience and nearly a decade of private practice, Jill has the experience you need to manage your criminal or civil litigation needs.

Jill has successfully argued criminal and civil appeals to the State of Idaho Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and therefore has the background and training necessary to handle your appeal.



Her extensive courtroom, trial and appellate advocacy experience has prepared her to skillfully navigate your case, from start to finish.

Former State and Federal Prosecutor – Criminal Defense

With experience as both a State Prosecuting Attorney and a federal Assistant United States Attorney, Jill has handled hundreds of state and federal criminal cases and tried several dozen to successful jury verdict. Jill continues her tradition of excellence on behalf of state and federal clients facing the most serious criminal charges, ensuring their liberty interests and Constitutional rights are protected.

Jill has handled nearly every type of state and federal criminal case. Her experience resulted in the recent dismissal of Second-Degree Murder charges in State v. Moore, freeing her client and holding law enforcement and the State accountable for their extraction of a false confession and the egregious violations of her client’s Constitutional rights. Moore Murder Charges Dismissed  Read her article in the Idaho State Bar magazine., Pleading the Fifth and the Erosion of Due Process

Employment Discrimination & General Civil Litigation

Jill is passionate about assisting individuals who have faced discrimination in their employment and regularly assists clients with actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the State of Idaho Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and subsequent state and federal lawsuits to pursue their employment discrimination claims under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Title VI discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and other protected classes; and on public policy grounds. Jill is also experienced in helping Whistleblowers recover compensation for their efforts in exposing Government waste, fraud and abuse via Qui Tam lawsuits. If you have a matter requiring civil litigation experience, you’ll want Jill’s experience.

Family Law & Guardianship Matters

Since the beginning of her career in the state juvenile justice and child protection arenas, fighting for children and families has been important to Jill. She has enjoyed great success in handling private clients’ family law and guardianship matters since entering private practice in 2015. Her extensive courtroom and litigation experience has helped clients receive their best outcomes for their children and families. Jill will happily handle your divorce, child custody, adoption, guardianship, and domestic violence protection matter to a successful outcome for you.

Public Service

Jill serves the legal community through several service and leadership functions. She is the current Chair of the Idaho State Bar Labor & Employment Law Committee, a Member of the Federal Defenders Services of Idaho Board of Directors, regularly serves as faculty and instructor for the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD), Public Defense College and has presented at conferences of the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (IACDL).


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