Associate

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 family law, estate planning, personal injury, 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 was also a Cub Scout Leader for Pack 100 and is currently involved in leadership with Boy Scout Troop 94. 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 dog and family.

  • Education

    University of Idaho College of Law – J.D., 1998 — 2001

    Marquette University – B.S. Health Sciences, Forensics 1996 — 1998

    Northwest Nazarene College (now known as Northwest Nazarene University) – B.S. Molecular Biology, 1987 — 1992

  • 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 Women Lawyers
    Member -2015 – 2018

    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
  • Community Memberships & Service

    Junior League of Boise
    Member -2005 – Present

    Boise, Idaho

    Mission

    Founded in 1928, the Junior League of Boise is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

    Life’s Kitchen
    Member -2016 – Present

    Boise, Idaho

    Mission

    Life’s Kitchen is a non-profit organization committed to transforming the lives of young adults by building self-sufficiency and independent living through comprehensive food service and life skills training, supporting placement in the food service industry, and continuing education. Nourishing new beginnings, Life’s Kitchen provides individuals ages 16-20 with life skills and cooking competencies to gain employment in the food service industry. Life’s Kitchen offers a positive environment that affords a second chance at life.