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District of Idaho

Chief Judge Joseph M. Meier

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details and pro se email filing links, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 14 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse. Masks are required of all visitors and must be worn at all times while in the courthouse, this includes in court. All staff are required to wear masks while in public spaces at the courthouse.
Current Stage: III
Courthouse: Open
Clerks Office: Open
Gatherings: Max 50 People
Coeur d'Alene
Current Stage: IV
Courthouse: Open
Clerks Office: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Current Stage: IV
Courthouse: Open
Clerks Office: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Bankruptcy Court General Information
Court Information
Bankruptcy County Assignments

Bankruptcy County Assignments

Updated on Sep 17, 2014

Southern Division (Boise):
Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington

Northern Division (Coeur d'Alene):
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone

Central Division (Moscow):
Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce

Eastern Division (Pocatello/Twin Falls):
Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Blaine, Bonneville, Butte, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Oneida, Power, Teton, Twin Falls

Idaho Bankruptcy Trustees

Idaho Bankruptcy Trustees

Updated on Aug 03, 2020

J Ford Elsaesser (Ch 7 & 12)
ph:  (208) 263-8871
fax: (208) 263-8517
POB 2220
Sandpoint, ID  83864

Kathleen McCallister (Ch 13)
ph:  (208) 922-5100
fax: (208) 922-5599
POB 1150
Meridian, ID 83680

David P Gardner (Ch 7)
ph:  (208) 667-2103
ph:  (509) 838-6131 (Spokane)
250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 206
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

Gary L Rainsdon (Ch 7 & 12)
ph:  (208) 734-1180
fax: (208) 734-2783
884 Rim View Lane East
POB 506
Twin Falls, ID  83303

Noah G Hillen (Ch 7)
ph:  (208) 297-5774
POB 6538
Boise, ID  83707

Jeremy J Gugino (Ch 7)
ph:  (208) 342-1590
410 S Orchard, Ste 144
Boise, ID  83705
(No longer taking new cases)

R Sam Hopkins (Ch 7)
ph:  (208) 478-7978
fax: (208) 478-7976
POB 3014
Pocatello, ID  83206

C Barry Zimmerman (Ch 7 & 13)
ph:  (208) 664-6100
fax: (208) 664-4737
601 Sherman Ave, Ste 5
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83816
John Munding (Ch 7)
ph:  (509) 624-6464
9425 N. Nevada St., Ste 212
Spokane, WA 99218


Patrick Geile (Ch 7)
ph:  (208) 947-1575
POB 925
Meridian, ID 83680

*New Information 2/19/2020*

Chapter 11 Subchapter V Trustees


Christy L Brandon
ph:  (406) 837-5445
POB 1544
Big Fork, MT 59911


Kevin O'Rourke
ph:  (509) 624-0159
421 W Riverside Ave, Ste 960
Spokane, WA  99201

Gary L Rainsdon
ph:  (208) 734-1180
fax: (208) 734-2783
884 Rim View Lane East
POB 506
Twin Falls, ID  83303

Matthew W Grimshaw
ph:  (208) 391-7860
800 W Main St, Ste 1460
Boise, ID 83702


Ninth Circuit Library - Boise

Ninth Circuit Library - Boise


The United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit has a library in the Federal Building in Boise.  For information on access to the library in Boise, see the Public Access Policy as well as Local Rule 77.3.

Contact Information:
U.S. Courts Library

Emily Donnellan,

Branch Librarian


Library Resources

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