Sheli Fulcher Koontz

Associate

Phone: (208) 384-8588
Fax: (208) 853-0117

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Education

Juris Doctor

University of Idaho College of Law 1998 — 2001

Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences, Forensics

Marquette University 1996 — 1998

Bachelor of Science: Molecular Biology

Northwest Nazarene College (now known as Northwest Nazarene University) 1987 — 1992

Bar Admissions

Idaho

Practice Areas

Family Law

Mediation

Personal Injury

Professional Admissions & Memberships

Idaho State Bar Association

Member in good standing – no disciplinary actions            2002 – Present

United States District Court

Member in good standing – no disciplinary actions            2002 – Present

Idaho Trial Lawyers Association

Member              2000 — Present

Boise, Idaho

Mission: The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of justice for all citizens. Increasing access to the court system through pro-bono service is the focal point of ITLA’s establishment of the ITLA Street Law Clinic, ITLA Family Law Clinic, and Pay It Forward programs.

  • Board of Directors: President  2015-2016
  • Board of Directors: President Elect        2014-2015
  • Board of Directors: Treasurer  2013-2014
  • Board of Directors: Secretary  2012-2013
  • Sustaining member     2013 – present
  • Active member             2002 – present
  • Student member          2000-2001

Key Accomplishments:

  • One of only three female Presidents of ITLA since inception of the organization over 50 years ago.
  • Instrumental in establishment and maintenance of Pro Bono Service Street Law Clinic, Family Law Clinic, and Pay-It-Forward programs to bridge the gap between the court system and clients who do not otherwise qualify for free legal services.
  • Recruited attorneys to staff Clinics and supervise law students with client needs and resources.
  • Recruited attorneys to ITLA membership, including exponential numbers of female members.

Idaho Women Lawyers

Member              2015 — Present

Boise, Idaho

Mission: Idaho Women Lawyers is an organization committed to advancing diversity in Idaho through the promotion of equal rights and opportunities for all women in the legal profession. IWL’s membership is made up of diverse and varied individual opinions and backgrounds. As such, IWL does not take positions regarding any particular judicial or political candidate. IWL support all women attorneys in their professional endeavors, especially those who choose to serve Idaho as judges.

Idaho Inns of Court No. 130

Member              2002 — 2004

Boise, Idaho

Idaho Inns of Court No. 307

Member              2000 — 2001

Moscow, Idaho

Sheli Fulcher Koontz earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Idaho in 2001, after obtaining degrees in molecular biology and forensic sciences from Northwest Nazarene College and Marquette University.  Her initial practice years involved plaintiff personal injury work in the Boise area. Prior to joining Angstman Johnson, Sheli owned and operated her own law firm for the last 10 years in Boise, Idaho. She handles cases in a variety of areas, including personal injury, family law, workers compensation, family law mediation, and co-parenting coaching.  Sheli’s mission is to take the guesswork out of navigating the legal system maze and provide concierge-style legal services that her clients need to enjoy long-term stability and success for themselves and their families. 

Sheli has been a member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) since her law school days.  She served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and as ITLA President for 2015-16.  She has been a long-time member of the Junior League of Boise, serving in many leadership roles while promoting volunteerism and programs benefitting women and children.  Sheli currently serves on the Board of Directors for Life’s Kitchen, which provides culinary and life skills training to young people facing barriers to success.  She is also a Cub Scout Leader for Pack 100 at Cathedral of the Rockies.  She is also a member of the Unstoppable Influence Movement, which inspires and empowers entrepreneurs to level up their sphere of influence in the world; and enjoys spending time and energy with her High Vibe Tribe.

When she’s not working or volunteering, Sheli is either snow skiing, paddle boarding, or hiking into a back-country mountain lake with her family.