MATTHEW A. JOHNSON
Washington University in St. Louis, J.D. and M.A. in Political Science, 2007; College of Idaho, B.A. 2000
Idaho State and Federal courts
Idaho State Bar (Member, Water Law Section; Member, Young Lawyers Division); American Bar Association; Third District Bar Association (President, 2010-2011; Secretary, 2009-2010); Idaho Municipal Attorneys Association; International Municipal Lawyers Association
Matt joined the firm in December 2007. He serves as legal counsel to a number of municipalities and local government entities, including the City of Nampa, City of Melba, City of Wilder, Canyon Highway District, Golden Gate Highway District, and Wilder Rural Fire District. His practice also focuses on helping clients to navigate the complex waters of federal, state, and local administrative laws and regulations, particularly as related to zoning and land use, water law, and environmental issues. Matt also advises and assists a number of homeowners associations with issues such as organization, administration and enforcement, and collections and liens.
Matt graduated from the College of Idaho and then headed to Washington University in St. Louis where he completed his law degree as well as a master’s degree in political science. While at the law school he served as a student attorney in the Washington University Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic.
Matt is also an avid soccer player, although creaky knees now mean he is slowly shifting his focus from competitive play to just kicking the ball with his young son. Matt and his wife also enjoy gardening, cooking, and traversing Idaho’s great outdoors.