Leah Shotwell is a managing member of the firm concentrates her practice in the area of family law, assisting clients in divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, modifications, property classification and division, adoptions and guardianships. Leah is compassionate and dedicated. Leah’s goal is to help clients emerge from a divorce or other family law case successfully, which, for her, means that her clients receive the resources they need to start their new life. Family law disputes can be very emotional and stressful, but Leah aims to defuse high-conflict situations by finding the best possible solution while protecting her client’s rights.
Leah also serves as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem for minor children, incapacitated adults and persons with disabilities. She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Idaho State Bar and serves as a council member. Leah completed the Leadership Meridian program through the Meridian Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and was awarded the Leadership Hall of Fame Award in 2016. Leah enjoys serving her community and has been a voluntary Sound Start teacher through the Idaho Volunteer Lawyer’s Program.
Leah was born and raised in Eagle, Idaho and grew up on a black angus ranch. She is a graduate of Centennial High School. She received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Gonzaga University in 2008 and went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in December 2010. She was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in April 2011.
Leah resides in Boise with her son and two dogs.
- University of Idaho College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2010
- Gonzaga University, Bachelor magna cum laude, 2008
- 2011, Idaho
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
- Idaho State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section, and Real Property Section, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- In 2014 Ms. Shotwell received the national “Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorney” award from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys