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Howard Burnett Appointed Lawyer Representative By Federal Court

By Hawley Troxell,

Hawley Troxell is pleased to announce partner Howard Burnett has been appointed as the newest Lawyer Representative for the United States District and Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho. He was selected from applicants from the 6th and 7th Judicial Districts and will serve a three-year term. His duties will include serving as the representative of the bar to advance opinions and suggestions for improvement, assisting the Court in the implementation of new programs and procedures, serving on court committees, and developing curriculum for training programs.

When announcing the selection of Burnett, Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill said, “I have known Howard for many, many years, and am well aware of his sterling reputation as one of the very best lawyers in the state. I am certain he will make a lasting contribution to the District of Idaho and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.”

Burnett is the resident partner in the firm’s Pocatello office. His practice focuses on transactional matters, commercial litigation, and general business counsel and advice, with particular experience in the semiconductor industry. Burnett has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2010 for his commercial litigation and corporate law work. He received the Idaho State Journal’s Professional of the Year award in 2011 and is rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Burnett has participated in many different community organizations, including the Rotary Club of Pocatello since 1986.