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Christopher Pooser
Experience
Christopher Pooser represents clients in state and federal courts in appellate matters
and complex commercial litigation. His appellate practice focuses on all phases of
civil appeals, including drafting appellate briefs and motions, oral argument, trial
preservation and jury instruction issues, and case management. He has represented
clients before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Idaho Supreme Court, the Idaho
Court of Appeals, and the Idaho Board of Environmental Quality. His commercial
litigation practice is concentrated in the areas of contracts, products liability, real
estate, land use, agribusiness, and environmental law. He has also counseled clients
on air quality issues involving environmental compliance, permitting, enforcement
defense, and state regulatory development.
Partner
Mr. Pooser lives in Boise with his wife, eleven-year old daughter, and nine-year old
Boise, ID
son.
(208) 387-4289 direct
Professional Honors and Activities
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Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Appellate), 2013-2015
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Recipient, Stoel Rives Pro Bono Award, 2015
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Named one of Idaho's Leaders in Law by Idaho Business Review, 2015
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Chair and co-founder, Appellate Practice Section of the Idaho State Bar
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Member, Idaho Appellate Rules Advisory Committee
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Member, Litigation Section of the Idaho State Bar
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Member, Boise Inns of Court, 2013-2015
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Member and former chair, Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the
Idaho State Bar
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(208) 389-9040 fax
[email protected]
Education
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cum laude
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Idaho Appellate Practice Blog
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Idaho Appellate Handbook (4th ed. 2015), Chapter 2 (Preservation) and Chapter
11 (Post-Decision Motions)
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"The Benefits of an Appellate Lawyer,” The Advocate, Idaho State Bar, Aug. 2015
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Idaho Section of 50-State Survey re Chemical Exposure Litigation (coauthor), ABA,
to be published
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S.
architecture, 1991, Ecole
D'Architecture Paris-Tolbiac
Admissions
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Idaho
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U.S. District Court for the District of
Graduate, Leadership Boise, 2003-2005
Articles and Presentations
Tulane University Law School, 1996,
Idaho
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit
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U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Christopher Pooser
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"How to Write, Edit and Review Persuasive Briefs" (copresenter), Idaho State Bar, July 2012
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"The Tension Between Promoting Product Stewardship and Protecting Liability Defenses" (copresenter), National Complex
Litigation Conference: A Symposium on Current & Emerging Issues, Chicago, Illinois, June 2012
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"Can Sigmund Freud Help Us Improve Our Trial Skills and Legal Writing," (coauthor), The Advocate, Idaho State Bar, Mar./Apr.
2012
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"Trial and Terror: When Product Stewardship Becomes a Legal Liability" (coauthor), DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law
Seminar, Miami Beach, Florida, Feb. 2012
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"Appellate Law Update (and Primer)," Idaho State Bar, May 2008
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"Statutory Damages Under Copyright Laws," The Advocate, Idaho State Bar, Aug. 2007
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"Stay Aware of Technology as Business Disputes Arise," Idaho Business Review, Nov. 6, 2006
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"Environmental Decisions from the Ninth Circuit, Federal District Court of Idaho, the State, and IDEQ—a Year in Review"
(coauthor), The Advocate, Idaho State Bar, Aug. 2005
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"What to Do if a Stack Test Fails," Idaho Chapter of A&WMAA, May 2005
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"EPA Storm Water Construction Permit," Associated General Contractors, Dec. 2004
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"EPA Targets Storm Water Rules at Building Sites," Idaho Business Review, Dec. 13, 2004
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"New Permitting Rules at Building Sites," Idaho Business Review, Mar. 29, 2004
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"U.S. Spam Law Overshadows State Stature" (coauthor), Idaho Business Review, Mar. 29, 2004
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"Websites May Be Required to Comply with Disabilities Act" (coauthor), Idaho Business Review, Feb. 16, 2004
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"New Rules in the Offing for Air-Quality Permits," Idaho Business Review, June 16, 2003
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"Environmental Laws from the 2003 Legislature" (coauthor), Idaho Business Review, June 16, 2003
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"Upcoming Air and Water Quality Regulation in Idaho," The Advocate, Idaho State Bar, Feb. 2003
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"Environmental Civil and Criminal Penalties," Governor's Safety Conference, 2002
Civic Activities
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Volunteer attorney, Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program
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Volunteer attorney, Family Advocate Program, CASA, 2001-2010
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Board member and past president, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2004-present
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Member and chair, City of Boise Historic Preservation Commission, 2007-2010
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