Karen Emily Walker

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Karen began her legal career in the intellectual property field. Since then, Karen has had experience in personal injury, business, and civil law. In her free time, Karen enjoys reading psychological thrillers and spending quality time with her daughter and French bulldog.

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Laura Spiering

Laura Spiering currently works at the Boise, Idaho location as a legal assistant. Outside of work Laura enjoys hikes up in the Boise foothills, spending time at her parent’s cattle ranch in Vale, Oregon, and spoiling her cat, Nelly.

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Cruz Araujo

Cruz Araujo is currently a second-year law student at the University of Idaho College of Law. Cruz is no stranger to the Idaho area, he grew up in Bruneau, Idaho which is primarily known for having the tallest-single structured sand dune in North America! Before law school, Cruz attended the University of Idaho in Moscow,…

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Catherine Houts

Catherine has worked in the legal field for 13 years in a variety of positions as an office clerk, file clerk, legal secretary, accounting assistant and case assistant. Outside of work, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family, card making and outdoor activites.

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Andrew John Howard

Born in York, PA, and raised in Marshalltown, IA, Andrew received his undergraduate degree in 2003 from St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA). Andrew then attended law school at Drake University (Des Moines, IA), and received his juris doctorate in 2006. Since 2006, Andrew has practiced law in private law firm, in-house corporate counsel, and government…

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Cindy L. Hale

Cindy grew up in Dayton, Washington where her dad and three brothers still reside. Cindy moved to Portland, Oregon right out of high school to go to college. She met her husband, Eerik, got married and started a family, they have been married for 35 years. They have three boys, all of which have served…

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Tara Sawin

Tara has lived in Boise, Idaho for most of her life. She graduated from Boise High School in 1987 and studied nursing at Boise State University (BSU), while working in a law firm as a runner and office assistant. After moving into a legal secretary position, Tara transferred to BSU’s Legal Assistant Program and earned…

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Karen L. Silva

Ms. Silva has more than 20 years of civil litigation experience with a focus on family law issues such as divorce, child custody modifications, adoptions, probate, estate planning, real estate and business litigation. Ms. Silva’s experience in the legal profession began as administrative support and paralegal before attending law school. In addition, she was a…

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Jody Schuman

Having worked in the legal field from the age of 16, raised six children as a single mother for 15 years, owned my own business on multiple occasions, directed musical theatre for over 30 years, organized and participated in cultural events throughout my career, and love serving in my Church, there is a vast wealth…

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Jake A. Sweeten

Jake is a “big city attorney” turned “small town lawyer.” He and his family have lived in Emmett since 2012. Jake’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, real estate, and contract work. Prior to obtaining his law license in 2004, Jake obtained his B.A. in English from the University of Utah, worked for Wells Fargo…

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