Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has named Boise attorney Peter Barton a 4th District judge, to fill the judgeship vacated by the retirement of Judge Patrick Owen. Barton, 48, has been a partner at Givens Pursley LLP since 2011, focusing on natural resources law, government regulations and administrative law.
Barton, 48, has been a partner in the Boise law firm Givens Pursley LLP since 2011, focusing on environmental, mining, agribusiness and natural resources law, and on government regulations and administrative law. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and a law degree from Harvard.
“Peter clearly is a brilliant and accomplished litigator with a passion for the law and how it impacts people’s lives,” Otter said in a statement. “His extensive knowledge and deep understanding of so many issues that are important to Idaho’s economy and way of life, and that matter to our citizens, will make him a great addition to the Fourth District bench.”