Founding Member

Wyatt Johnson is a civil trial veteran. As lead trial counsel, he has tried multiple cases to juries and judges. He also frequently appears before the Idaho Supreme Court.

In addition to trial work, Wyatt engages in a transactional practice involving real estate and related business ventures. He regularly practices before city and county planning and zoning authorities as well as various State administrative agencies.

Wyatt graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1993. In 1998, he graduated in the top quarter of his class from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

In conjunction with his professional practice, Wyatt is an active member in his community. He has served on the Idaho Supreme Court Evidence Rules Advisory Committee, and is a past president of the Idaho Trial Lawyers’ Association, and is a past Chairman of the Idaho State Bar Litigation Section. He also serves on local non-profit boards for Idaho Smart Growth and the YMCA.

He regularly lectures at seminars and workshops providing continuing education for attorneys and other professionals.

  • Representative Matters

    • Represented owners of a four season, national destination resort against multi-million dollar claims by an international lending institution and investment consortium.
    • Obtained landmark decision from the Idaho Supreme Court regarding legal land descriptions and the Statute of Frauds.
    • Represented a large real estate brokerage in an antitrust class action by home buyers against real estate agents and brokers.
    • Represented shareholders, members and partners in partnership and limited liability company disputes.
    • Represented guarantors in cases involving claims on personal guarantees.
    • Crafted and executed strategy for the purchase and sale of large residential subdivision and entitlements to close midway through construction and development.
    • Developed and executed strategy for complex loan workout transactions involving land developers, lending institutions, and various items of collateral including land, contract rights and other significant assets.
    • Consulted for commercial product supplier on multi-state government contract.
    • Represented utility provider on multiple land transactions.
    • Represented developer in resolution of water right priority claims for development land in Snake River Basin Adjudication.
    • Represented builders, developers and landowners before local land use and zoning authorities on matters such as land development entitlements, zoning disputes, variances and modifications.
    • Represented lien holder and debtors in judicial mortgage foreclosures of commercial and residential land.
    • Represented volume home builder in complex multi-party litigation with contract, forgery and fraud claims arising from an investment scheme involving numerous investors and properties.
  • Publications

    “A Brief Writing Guide for Litigators” The Advocate (March/April 2008)

    “Beware the Simple Real Estate Transaction” The Advocate (February 2005)

  • Decisions of Interest

  • In the News

  • Education

  • Bar Admissions

    Idaho State Bar, 1998
    United States Court, District of Idaho, 1998
    United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013

  • Honors & Distinctions

    “Accomplished Under 40″ – Idaho Business Review, 2007
    “Leaders in Law, Firm Associated Partner” – Idaho Business Review 2013