Michelle Points

Of Counsel 

Phone: (208) 384-8588
Fax: (208) 283-5811

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Education

J.D. cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law 2000

Southern Oregon University, Teaching Certificate in Secondary Social Studies, 1994

University of Oregon, B.A. Political Science, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 2005
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
  • American Bar Association, 2000 (Idaho Bar Association Delegate to the House of Delegates, 2010 to 2014)
  • Idaho State Bar Association since 2000, Past Chair and Counsel Member of Litigation Section (2002 – 2012); Idaho State Bar Commissioner and Past President of Idaho State Bar

Honors & Distinction

  • Idaho Business Review, Women of the Year recipient, 2011
  • Women’s & Children’s Alliance, Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) award recipient, 2010
  • Idaho State Bar, Outstanding Service Award, 2007
  • Denise O’Donnell-Day Pro bono Award for the Fourth Judicial District, 2006
  • Idaho Business Review, Accomplished Under 40 Award, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Past President, Idaho State Bar (2017)
  • Idaho Women Lawyers, 2004 to present; Past President and Director
  • Idaho Pro Bono Commission, original member, 2008 to 2014
  • Idaho Supreme Court Evidence Rules Committee, 2006 to 2016
  • Past Commissioner Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners (2014–2017)

Michelle has over a decade of experience as a litigator and has practiced in both state and federal court with civil and criminal cases.

Her practice encompasses a wide range of general and complex litigation, dispute resolution, commercial litigation, commercial transactions and natural resources.

Community Activities

  • Idaho Junior Golf Foundation
  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise Program graduate, 2009–2011
  • Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program