Harvard, 1974, B.A. in Government and Economics;
University of Idaho College of Law, 1978, J.D.
Phone: (208) 343-5105
Fax: (208) 343-5456
C. Tom Arkoosh, J.D.Partner
C. Tom Arkoosh, J.D., practices in a wide variety of disciplines in civil, commercial, criminal, natural and water resources (including extensive litigation work in the Snake River Basin Adjudication and the Eastern Snake River Plain water calls), and administrative law. He is also active in public affairs work and serves as a lobbyist. Mr. Arkoosh graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in government and economics and obtained his J.D. from the University Of Idaho College Of Law.
Following law school, Mr. Arkoosh served the Honorable Ray McNichols as Idaho’s first law clerk/bailiff in the Idaho federal court system and instituted a training program for University of Idaho College of Law students. He has served as the Gem County Prosecuting Attorney. Mr. Arkoosh is licensed to practice law before state courts and agencies of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, U.S. Courts for the District of Idaho, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Arkoosh is a practicing member of the Criminal Justice Act panel, was a former chairman and now serves as a member on the board of directors of the Federal Defender Services of Idaho. He also served as a member on the board of directors of the Idaho Prior Appropriation Doctrine Association. Mr. Arkoosh has successfully tried or settled numerous commercial, tort, design and criminal cases, before both juries and judges. He has also defended various employers from workmen’s compensation claims within the state of Idaho. He has prosecuted and defended numerous administrative proceedings before no fewer than eighteen of Idaho’s boards and agencies.
- Idaho, Oregon, Washington
- U.S. District Courts for the District of Idaho
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court