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Mark S. Geston
Experience
Mark Geston practices in the firm's Litigation group, focusing on legal malpractice,
product liability, UCC/sales and complex commercial disputes. A "very detail-oriented
and a practical thinker" according to a Chambers USA survey, Mark has represented
clients in a variety of industries, acting as lead counsel for foreign and domestic
manufacturers of civil and military aircraft and avionics in wrongful death, personal
injury and hull loss actions. Mark has been lead counsel in construction and product
liability litigation involving residential housing developments, and was lead counsel for
an international seed and food products company in arbitration concerning a joint
venture for the development and sale of genetically modified produce. He appears at
trial in state and federal courts and in appeals before the Idaho Supreme Court and
the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, Mark volunteers his time in assisting
immigrant women and children in Idaho who are victims of domestic violence.
Retired Partner
Representative Work
Boise, ID
Reported Appellate Decisions
(208) 387-4291 direct
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United States v. Rosen, 352 F. Supp. 727 (1973)
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Mico Mobile Sales and Leasing v. Skyline Corp., 97 Idaho 408, 546 P.2d 54 (1975)
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Salmon River Sportsman Camps v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 97 Idaho 348, 544 P.2d
306 (1975)
(208) 389-9040 fax
[email protected]
Education
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New York University Law School, J.D.,
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Miller v. Stauffer Chemical Co., 99 Idaho 299, 581 P.2d 345 (1978)
1971
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Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph v. Boise Redevelopment Agency, 101
Research Editor, Journal of
Root-Tilden Scholar
Idaho 30, 607 P.2d 1084 (1980)
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Anderson v. Title Insurance Co., 103 Idaho 875, 655 P.2d 82 (1982)
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Catledge v. Transport Tire, 107 Idaho 602, 691 P.2d 1217 (1984)
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Johnson v. Pischke, 108 Idaho 397, 700 P.2d 19 (1985)
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Soria v. Sierra Pacific Airlines, 111 Idaho 594, 726 P.2d 706 (1986)
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Sohn v. Foley, 125 Idaho 168, 868 P.2d 486 (Appeals, 1994)
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Damron v. Herzog, 67 F.3d 211 (9th Cir. 1995), cert. den., 516 U.S. 1117
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MDS Investments v. State of Idaho, 138 Idaho 456, 65 P.3d 197 (2003)
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Mihalka v. Shepherd, 145 Idaho 547, 181 P.3d 473 (2008)
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Knipe Land Co. v. Robertson, 151 Idaho 449, 259 P.3d 595 (2011)
Unpublished Decision
International Law and Politics
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Kenyon College, B.A. history, 1968,
cum laude, high honors
Phi Beta Kappa
Admissions
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Idaho
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U.S. District Court for the District of
Idaho
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit
Mark S. Geston
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Davis v. Hegar 4 Products Inc., 990 F.2d 1256 (9th Cir. 1994) (tables)
Professional Honors and Activities
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Listed in Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Commercial Litigation), 2008-2016
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Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Business Litigation), 2013-2015
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Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell
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Selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" (Idaho) by Chambers USA (currently: Litigation: General
Commercial), 2007-2016
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Recipient, Idaho State Bar 2009 Denise O'Donnell-Day Pro Bono Award
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Biography appears in Who's Who in America (1998-2014), Who's Who in American Law (1996, 2005), Who's Who in the West (20002014) and Who's Who in the World, 2005-2006
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Member of the Appellate Practice and Litigation Sections of the Idaho State Bar
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Member of the Defense Research Institute and the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
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Continuing legal education lecturer on evidence, professional malpractice and ethics issues
Publications
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Published author. His short fiction and five novels have been published in hardcover and paperback in the United States and
Europe. His latest work, "The Allies," appeared in the anthology Year's Best SF 4 (1999)
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Writing has been recognized in the New York Times Book Review section, Contemporary Authors New Revision, 1997; A
Directory of Contemporary Poets and Fiction Writers, 2003-2004 ed.; Anatomy of Wonder (4th ed.), 1995; The Encyclopedia of
Science Fiction (John Clute ed.), St. Martin's Press (1st and 2nd Editions), and others
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Referenced in Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_S._Geston
Civic Activities
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Board of directors, The Cabin Literary Center, October 2008 and 2014
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Member, Boise State Public Radio Community Advisory Board, 2007-2011
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Board of directors, Audrey Pet Foundation, 2006-2015
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