Jim has been practicing law for over 20 years. He is a former Deputy Prosecutor for the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney, where he spent five years prosecuting crimes ranging from misdemeanors, such as driving under the influence (DUI), to drug related crimes and violent felonies. He also served for two years as the lobbyist for the Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association, where he was involved in writing legislation and testifying in committee meetings and hearings throughout the state of Idaho.
Presently, Jim is a partner in the firm of Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, where he specializes in all areas of criminal defense throughout the state of Idaho and Pacific Northwest. He has argued cases before the Idaho Court of Appeals, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is licensed to practice in the Idaho state courts and the United States District Courts for the District of Idaho and the District of Columbia. He also is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Jim has the highest Martindale Hubble attorney rating of AV® Preeminent™, as established by reviews from Idaho lawyers and the Idaho Judiciary. Jim also is rated a 10.0 superb
attorney by AVVO based upon his experience, and peer and judicial reviews. Jim was also recently named as one of the top 10 Idaho criminal defense attorneys by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Jim also serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A- Wish Idaho and the Ada County Court Domestic Violence Committee.
Jim’s present practice includes criminal defense for Idaho state and federal misdemeanor and felony crimes. He specializes in criminal cases including driving under the influence (DUI) cases, representing juvenile offenders, and appealing criminal cases to both the Idaho appellate courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jim strives to maintain the highest ethical standards while providing the absolute best representation for his clients.
355 W. Myrtle Street | P.O. Box 937 | Boise, Idaho 83702
Tel (208) 424-9100 | Fax (208) 424-3100