Senior U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill
Case Assignment

General Case Assignment Information

As an Article III judge, Judge Winmill handles felony criminal matters, death penalty cases, and Class A misdemeanors if the parties choose not to consent to a magistrate judge. Judge Nye and Judge Winmill are randomly assigned all felony criminal matters.

For civil cases, Judge Nye and Judge Winmill are randomly assigned an equal share of civil matters. Additionally, if a party requests reassignment of a civil matter to a district judge after having been assigned a magistrate judge, the matter will be randomly assigned to either Judge Nye or Judge Winmill.  

Finally, in bankruptcy appellate matters, if a party objects to the matter being heard by the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, Judge Nye and Judge Winmill are randomly assigned to hear appeals from the bankruptcy court.

Divisional Offices

Judge Winmill's Chambers is in Boise. However, Judge Winmill travels to the divisional offices on a regular basis. Two weeks of each month, Judge Winmill hears matters in Boise. The other two weeks are spent in Pocatello and Coeur d'Alene. Judge Winmill's regular travel schedule may be dictated, however, by trial settings, hearings, or other matters, and is subject to change.

Law Clerk Case Assignment

To determine the law clerk assigned to your case:

  • log in to CM/ECF;
  • look in the upper right hand corner of the page; and
  • check the case flag.

Law Clerk Case Assignment

Judge Winmill's Law Clerks

Judge Winmill has five law clerks who assist with case management, motions, and trials.


          Case Flag                                  Law Clerk                                             Phone Number

             LC17                                       Marci Smith                                            (208) 334-9025

             LC11                                     Melise Knowles                                        (208) 334-9027

             LC16                                    Marcus Waterman                                    (208) 334-9363

             LC10                                    Anders Pedersen                                      (208) 334-9088

             LC3                                        Janet Franklin                                          (208) 478-4113

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Applicable Rules

Applicable Rules - Court Sessions

Sessions of the Court:  Dist. Idaho L. Rule 77.2

Hours of the Court:       Dist. Idaho L. Rule 77.1

Venue:                          Dist. Idaho L. Rule 3.1

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