Michael D. Danielson

Partner

Fax 208-734-1438

BIO

Mr. Danielson joined Benoit, Alexander, Mollerup & Danielson, PLLC in March, 2016 as an Associate and became a Partner in March, 2021. Mr. Danielson represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, defense of employers, commercial disputes, governmental entity defense, product liability defense, estate planning, and probate, as well as real estate and business transactions. Mr. Danielson’s practice also includes criminal defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Danielson served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Bevan, Fifth District Court Judge. During his clerkship, Mr. Danielson assisted the Court in a large variety of civil and criminal matters. The clerkship also provided Mr. Danielson with invaluable perspective from the other side of the bench.

In his free time, Mr. Danielson enjoys running marathons and kayaking on the Snake River.

EDUCATION

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Juris Doctor with honors, May 2012
    • Federalist Society, Vice President
    • Native American Law Student Association
    • Pro Bono Volunteer, over 200 hours
  • Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, August 2009 - July 2010 (GPA 3.755)
    • Law Review
  • American Public University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Master of Arts, Middle Eastern History/National Security, May 2007
  • California State University, Fresno, Fresno, California
    • Bachelor of Arts, History, May 1999

ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Licensed to practice law in both Idaho and North Carolina
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Fifth District Bar Association
  • Theron Ward American Inns of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel

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