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Dave W. Knotts




Dave Knotts is a partner in the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice group. ADR has become his passion and principal focus. Mr. Knotts has mediated or arbitrated numerous disputes involving a broad range of claims and issues. These have included injury claims, 1983 actions, insurance disputes, professional malpractice, attorney fee disputes, construction defect claims, commercial disputes, employment related claims, property damage claims, boundary and access road disputes, quiet title actions, estate disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, consumer claims, losses due to fire, explosions, and water damage, and claims involving nursing homes, governmental entities, and Native American tribes.

Mr. Knotts is a Certified Professional Mediator and is listed on the mediator panels for the Idaho Supreme Court and the United States District Court for Idaho. His practice, however, extends into all the neighboring jurisdictions (Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana), and beyond. He is an American Arbitration Association panelist for mediations in all areas, construction arbitrations, and consumer arbitrations. He also is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.




Lex Mundi, Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution practice group, Member

American Arbitration Association, Panelist

Idaho Mediation Association

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel

Resolute Systems Panelist

Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, Associate Member

Idaho State Bar, Dispute Resolution Section

Federal Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association

Idaho Chapter, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Member

Access to Justice Leadership Committee Member

Member, Rosters for Mediators and Arbitrators of the State of Idaho Department of Administrative Hearings


Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America – Construction Law, Insurance Law, Insurance Law Litigation, Construction Law Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Boise

2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Insurance Law in Boise

Mountain States Super Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution

AV and “Top Rated Lawyer” by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media

Eleven-time All American and Honorable Mention All American as designated by the USA Triathlon Association


Law School:

University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1985

Order of the Coif


University of North Carolina, M.A., 1982


Indiana University, B.A. summa cum laude, 1977

Phi Beta Kappa


Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen Bistline of the Idaho Supreme Court

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