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James M. Bendell

James M. Bendell

Coeur D Alene, Idaho
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Kootenai County attorney James Bendell has more than three decades of trial experience. He has worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney, judge pro tem and Court Commissioner.

James handles cases in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, business and real estate litigation, and other matters that require work in the courtroom. Legal colleagues respect him for his integrity and cordiality. Clients appreciate his responsive service and ability to get results for them. When you meet with James Bendell to discuss your case, you will speak with an advocate who is committed to obtaining the best outcome for your present legal situation.

James obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School after completing his Bachelor’s Degree at the College of William and Mary. He is licensed in Idaho and Washington.

He lives in Post Falls, Idaho, with his wife and children, spending his spare time hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate & Guardianship

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1991
  • Idaho, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1976
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    • A.B. - 1973

Published Works

  • Home
  • Elder Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation

Representative Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 - Present

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