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Otter names Boise attorney Peter Barton to 4th District judgeship

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.”




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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