When Jim Ball agreed to represent me, the criminal charges against me seemed to be a guaranteed slam-dunk victory for the Prosecutor. However, as he listened (and I mean HE TRULY LISTENED!) to what I was saying, he realized my Constitutional rights had been violated. Jim used his experience of having once been an Ada County Prosecutor to accurately predict the strategy that we'd be up against and he set into motion a powerful defense. In all honesty, it was as if Jim walked into the courtroom with a shotgun and blew giant holes in all of the accusations that were made against me. Because of Jim's knowledge of the law, his experience with both sides of the legal process, and his attention to details, all the evidence against me was suppressed and I walked safely away! Most importantly, I want it known that I was ill with concern when I learned that Jim actually knew and had worked with some of the detectives who had violated my rights during their pursuit of justice. I wondered if I'd be defended up to the boundaries of those friendships; yet when Jim set foot in that courtroom he did not hold back one millimeter. Looking back now it seems surreal, when I think about how angry the Judge was after Jim's masterful presentation of my case, I couldn't help but giggle. THAT ALONE is worth twice what I paid Jim to protect my freedom!


Boise, Idaho

Jim Ball is, without a doubt, one of the best attorneys in all of Boise. When I got my DUI in June 2011, I was embarrassed, humiliated, and felt like a deer in headlights. Two days later, I was introduced to Jim Ball and I am so glad he was able to defend my DUI case. Jim is a very effective communicator; a great listener, and he cared about my needs. If you are in need of an excellent defense attorney, look NO further.


Boise, Idaho

Jim was recommended to us as the best defense attorney in Boise - and he is. Thanks Jim, for handling my case with such commitment, loyalty, and expertise. Your dedication to achieving the best outcome for me has protected me from what could have been a tremendously complicated and unfortunate situation. I am lucky to have had such a good attorney.


Portland, Oregon

Jim Ball helped me through a difficult case I found myself in. He was always available when I needed someone to talk to about the case and what was going through my mind at the time. He was quick to respond to my inquiries via email or phone. Jim was great at keeping me apprised of the developments in my case and how things were progressing. My family and I really appreciated how he helped us through a very difficult legal process, a situation none of us had been through before.

When it came down to get my case finalized I had full faith in Jim and what he had worked out with the prosecutor's office. Not once did I doubt his professionalism. He was always working and keeping my best interests in the forefront in all of my legal proceedings. If I ever find myself in another legal bind (hopefully not), Jim will be the person I call to help my through the gauntlet of our legal system.


Boise, Idaho

With a very unpleasant situation, I had the pleasure of working with Jim Ball. My 11th grade child had gotten into a little trouble outside of school, and a friend recommended that I call Jim. From the first telephone conversation I felt so comfortable having Jim represent my daughter with this most unfortunate incident!!! I had called his office, left a message (thinking how many days will it be to get a return phone call), and I remember Jim calling me back very promptly!! We discussed briefly what had happened (but not in any way rushed) and made an appointment for my daughter and I to meet at his office. When speaking with my daughter, Jim spoke to her as an equal, listened to her, and made sure she understood everything that was happening.

The case was settled much in our favor; I am sure it could not have gone any better for my daughter!!! Jim was a true professional to work with, if he was not available to answer my call, it was always returned promptly. He explained everything to my daughter and me so that it was very clear, and always asked us if we had any questions. I am grateful for the recommendation to Jim Ball and I highly recommend him to anyone with any legal needs!!


Boise, Idaho

In early 2010, I found myself confronted with a serious legal matter. I was referred to the law firm of Manweiler, Breen, Ball & Davis, and in particular, Mr. James K. Ball, J.D. During our first meeting, Mr. Ball listed attentively and empathetically to my situation. He knew I was very confused and upset. He assured me that my worst fears could be addressed and dealt with in a manner that would deliver me the best possible outcome.

In a brief amount of time, he advised me of my options and then provided a short synopsis of the direction we should take as a team to immediately and effectively confront my legal problem. As I left his office I felt greatly relieved and knew that I'd found a very compassionate and highly capable legal counselor who'd diligently fight for me.

Throughout the duration of my case, I found Jim to be extremely knowledgeable and professional with respect to his actions in the courtroom. He is a very considerate, prompt, friendly, and ethical attorney. In the end, he was able to deliver me a very favorable result to my legal situation. I would highly recommend that if anyone finds themselves faced with a severe legal difficulty, their best bet is to contact Mr. James K. Ball, J.D., without hesitation. As one of Boise's finest attorneys I can assure you that he will do everything within his abilities and powers to remedy your legal situation.


Boise, Idaho

Dear Jim,
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with you and your support with my legal needs. The service provided by your law firm, and by you in particular, during a difficult time in my life was remarkable.

Your service from start to finish was exemplary and on a professional, knowledgeable, yet friendly level that far exceeded my expectations. At no time did you make me feel that I or my case needs were too much trouble or an imposition. I was made to feel unique and never felt that I was just one of the many clients that you and your office had to deal with each day.

When I encounter people with similar situations or even very different legal requirements- it is ALWAYS my pleasure to give my wholehearted and raving recommendations to you and your firm. I cannot express enough to them that my experience was such a breath of fresh air, in which I now have come to rely on and trust 100%.

I have unwavering faith in knowing that you will do the very best job you can at all times. Even at a very scary & traumatic time in my life, it was incredibly easy to look across the table while appreciating how comforting you are and recognizing how astonishing and convincing you are, in combination with being the most trustworthy I have ever encountered in any lawyer. AMAZING!

To all seeking the very best lawyer, I would highly recommend Jim Ball for any / all legal requirements you may have. If he cannot for whatever reason assist with your particular legal needs, I know he can recommend and / or will assist in finding the right person for you.
Thanks again Jim!


Boise, ID

Jim is Boise's highest rated criminal defense attorney with good reason... He's the best of the best, and well-respected by all.

Jim Ball is an excellent criminal defense attorney who truly cares about his clients, AND their families. I was facing 13 felony counts across 2 cases, and retained Jim Ball to defend me. He works off a flat fee, and is worth every penny.

Jim always returned my calls and emails promptly, and checked in before every court date with a personal reminder of the time, location, etc. Jim communicates clearly, doesn't sugar coat (which I appreciate), and always gives an honest assessment of possible courses of action and outcomes. Jim is a man of high integrity and ethics, and is highly respected his by colleagues and clients alike.

In my first case, I didn't know I had a warrant and was arrested in the late afternoon with bail of 100K. My family contacted Jim that evening, and he was in court the next morning to defend me and argue bond.

After a brief conversation with my wife and parents, Jim put together an argument which knocked my bail down from 100K to 20k. Jim referred me to a bail bond company who gave me a discount based on Jim's referral, so I paid $1600 (8% instead of 10%), and was released after one day in jail.

While we were working on the first case, Jim let me know that a second case had been filed, and I again had 100K bond.
Jim coordinated with me to turn myself in so that he could be available to argue my bail. Jim got me released the next day on my own recognizance.

From first arrest to sentencing, my two cases took over 1 year and 2 months. Jim reviewed everything in both cases and gave me a realistic and honest recommendation on a best course of action.

Based on Jim's hard work, knowledge of the system, and the respect the prosecution has for him, I was offered a very fair plea agreement. I plead guilty to one felony count of grand theft in the second case, and the prosecution dismissed all the other charges and the first case. A total of 12 serious felony charges were dismissed thanks to Jim.

Jim kept me well informed on what to expect during the presentence investigation, and during my sentencing. The prosecutor asked for 10 years in prison. Jim's argument at my sentencing was excellent, and I ended up with a suspended sentence, and on probation with 180 days work release and a $1000 fine plus court fees.

Jim is the best in the area. Period.

Over the course of a year I got see many defense attorneys in court with their clients, and NOT one of them was as competent, well-spoken, well-dressed, or as well-respected as Jim.

Jim Ball is an excellent attorney who will truly care for you and your family. He'll tell you the truth, and will fight hard for you, while retaining the respect of everyone in the court system. Jim is worth every single penny, and I highly recommend him.


Boise, ID

Bright, Personable, and Professional

I am an attorney and I hired Jim to assist me during a very difficult time in my life after I was cited for a DUI. Before hiring Jim, I conducted a fair amount of research into some of the best criminal and DUI attorneys in Boise and, in so doing, I became increasingly confident that Jim fit the bill.

I sent Jim an email late on a Friday evening and he contacted me first thing Saturday morning to answer my questions and walk me through the legal process. He was incredibly responsive and informative. But he was also personable and empathetic to my situation.

Jim worked very hard for me at every step of the legal proceedings and ended up negotiating a plea deal that was far more favorable to me than I anticipated.

Overall, I believe Jim is a fantastic attorney, and I give him my highest endorsement.

Boise, ID

Excellent DUI Lawyer!

I obtained a DUI at a later age in life. Having never been convicted of a crime before; I was beyond scared. Mr. Ball handled my case as promised. He answered every simple question I had in a timely manner. I did not receive jail time, due to his plea-bargaining. He was also able reduce my license suspension time. I am extremely happy with not only the service he provided, but also with the cost of the service.

Boise, ID

I would highly recommend Jim Ball to anyone. Jim was personable, presents well, deeply understands the legal system and was a highly effective advocate at walking me through the whole process. He personally called to set appointments, provide instructions, and ensure my satisfaction with his efforts.

Choosing an attorney is a challenging process, lower your stress by choosing Jim. He is a highly competent and sharp attorney who will effectively guide you through your challenge.


Boise, ID

When you find yourself in a situation where procurement of a criminal defense attorney is deemed necessary, the last thing you want is an attorney that fails to see the entire scenario; you want an attorney with experience, one you can trust to make the right decisions, one that is looking out for your best interests. You want a professional individual that respects you as a person and has a true passion for their work. Mr. Ball is all the above, going beyond all my expectations; His response times are impeccable, his research thorough, and his respect genuine. Mr. Ball has a true passion for criminal defense, coupled with integrity and expertise, you can be assured of the best possible outcome.


Boise, ID

I cannot express the amount of thanks I have for this amazing team, especially Jim Ball. Mr. Ball was fast acting and responsive, and would give a response within a day. They would ensure to file and prepare everything beforehand to make sure that you were overly prepared for whatever you're needs were. He makes sure to give amazing advice and suggestions even before even getting him as your personal attorney. He and his team works extremely hard to get you the best possible outcome. From personal experience I think it would be a mistake to choose any other lawyer or to choose a different firm in Ada County.


Boise, ID

I can't thank Jim Ball enough for his efforts and services throughout my extensive trial. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He was very responsive and showed true care in his clients. He is very straight-forward and very strategic. His experience definitely shows in the results he gets and I would recommend him for anyone in need of professional representation in any court case.


Boise, ID

Jim provided a calming, encouraging and supportive recourse during a very difficult time.


Boise, ID

My case was not what you'd call high-profile, and due to unexpected circumstances - Covid - it dragged on for many months longer than anticipated...nevertheless, Jim stayed with it, resolved the case in a totally satisfactory manner, and stayed with the original quoted fee, despite the fact the matter dragged on so long. Jim knows his stuff, takes the time to listen, and explain when necessary. Highly recommended.


Boise, ID

It was my first time ever needing legal assistance and Jim Ball took his time answering every question I had in great detail and discussing his strategy ensuring it was a good fit. Jim and his team are also phenomenal when it comes to response time. E-mails are responded to promptly and if it is a complex question, Jim had no problem giving me a call to avoid any confusion. He is a very professional, intelligent, and friendly individual. I would recommend him to my friends and family as well as any person seeking legal assistance.


Boise, ID