On Monday, January 17, 2011, Attorneys Matthew Johnson and William Punkoney of the Firm argued the case of Nelson v. NASA before the Mock Supreme Court at the College of Idaho. The case was a constitutional law question involving a public employee’s right to informational privacy. Johnson and Punkoney are both alumni of the College of Idaho who participated on the Mock Court as students. The Mock Supreme Court at the College of Idaho is unique because students take the roles of the nine justices, and Instructor Dr. Kerry Hunter invites local attorneys to argue the briefs before the Court. Students then draft opinions from the perspective of their assigned justice.
White Peterson is pleased to announce the addition of new associate William Punkoney. Bill graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in May 2010. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief for the Idaho Law Review, organizing the editing process for three editions of that publication. Bill also served as a summer legal clerk for the Seventh Judicial District of Idaho.
Bill earned his B.A. from the College of Idaho in 2005 with majors in Politics & Economics and Spanish; he earned his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2010.