Peterson Lawyers

I was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in May, 2014, and joined forces with the amazing father-daughter tandem of Chuck Peterson and Courtney Peterson. The three of us, along with our wonderful paralegal Patty Stradley, practiced under the name Peterson Lawyers. Chuck and Courtney have been, and continue to be, amazing mentors who have played a large role in my success as an attorney. In mid 2017 I launched this website and began practicing under my own name: William James Young, PLLC. Despite, now working under my own name, I still work very closely with Peterson Lawyers: We share an office, consult and seek consultation on cases, and we work the occasional case together. We regularly talk over cases and strategy - I am lucky to have access to their skill and experience, there are no two Idaho attorneys I respect more and I always give their opinions the respect they deserve. My favorite cases are still those that I get to work in conjunction with them - two heads are always better than one.

I additionally share our office space and work closely with attorneys J.D. Merris and Cathy Naugle. They are another great source of legal knowledge and experience that I am lucky to have at my fingertips.


Chuck is recognized as one of the top lawyers not only in Idaho but has received numerous national awards for excellence as well. He started his lawyer life in the Army, as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division. Since leaving the Army he has been involved in some highly publicized national cases such as the Ruby Ridge case, the Sami Omar Al-Hussayen case, the Zachary Neagle case, and the Fazliddin Kurbanov case (which I was fortunate to work with him on). Currently he is co-counsel to Gerry Spence's law firm in the case of a rancher, Jack Yantis, who was needlessly killed by Adams County Sheriff's deputies. Chuck is an amazing mentor and an important source of information that I am constantly drawing upon.

Courtney, Chuck's daughter, is a highly experienced Boise attorney as well. Before joining Peterson Lawyers she was a city prosecutor. This gives her an important perspective from the "dark side" of every case. She is an experienced attorney who passionately defends her clients. I am lucky to have her working by my side.

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