Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley, P.A. Welcomes Two New Attorneys

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Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley, P.A. welcomes Steven J. Meade and Ben Slaughter to the firm.

Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley, P.A., which is located in Boise, ID, is pleased to announce the addition of Steven J. Meade and Ben Slaughter. Both attorneys joined the firm in July 2010 and will serve as Of Counsel.

Mr. Meade specializes in education and family law. He also works in the areas of probate, employment law and workers’ compensation. Mr. Meade graduated from Boise State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration in 1995 and immediately began working in law related fields. He worked as a paralegal in the area of Family Law for Attorney Stanley W. Welsh.

During law school Mr. Meade continued his employment with Mr. Welsh until he graduated from the University of Idaho with his Juris Doctorate in 2000. At that point, he began working as an attorney handling family law and probate matters for Cosho, Humphrey, Greener & Welsh, P. A. Mr. Meade then joined the firm of Cantrill, Skinner, Sullivan & King, P.A. and began working in the area of Education Law under Attorney John King. In 2002, he accepted a position as In-House General Counsel and Lobbyist for the Idaho School Boards Association, Inc. Mr. Meade continued in that position until he joined the firm of Trout Jones Gledhill Furhman Gourley, P.A. in July 2010.

Mr. Slaughter practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction, bankruptcy law, and real estate, including title insurance defense, transactions, homeowners associations, landlord/tenant, and general litigation. He is admitted to practice in all courts in the State of Idaho, and the United States District Courts of Idaho. Mr. Slaughter is a member of the Idaho State Bar Association with section memberships in Real Estate Law and Commercial and Bankruptcy Law.

After graduating from the University of Idaho’s College of Law in 2000, Mr. Slaughter spent two years working as a law clerk for Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Terry L. Myers. From there, he honed his skills in private practice until 2007 when he accepted a position as General Counsel and Special Assets Manager for Idaho Mutual Trust, a Boise-based real estate lender. Mr. Slaughter spent the next two and a half years helping navigate the company through one of the worst real estate crises this country has ever seen. During that period, he also obtained an M.B.A. from Boise State University. These experiences provided Mr. Slaughter with a more comprehensive understanding of the complex interplay between business and law. His unique background allows him to provide his clients with efficient, real-world counsel and representation.

About Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley, P.A.:

Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley, P.A. provides broad-based, innovative legal services to the companies and individuals they represent. The firm’s outstanding reputation for client service is the natural result of excellent legal knowledge and expert counsel, delivered in a timely and direct manner, with their focus always on the clients' goals. Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley’s success is founded on the strength of and dedication to their relationships.

The firm has expertise in the areas of bankruptcy, business formation and litigation, civil and commercial litigation, construction contracts and claims, creditor's rights, domestic relations, employment law, estate planning and tax, insurance coverage and defense, personal injury, products liability, and professional liability. Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley, its experienced attorneys, and staff guide their clients to the solutions and successes they seek.

Trout Jones Gledhill Fuhrman Gourley is also a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Primerus is an international alliance of top-rated, independent, small and mid-sized law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. All Primerus law firms have been rigorously screened and audited, annually, for their commitment to six key areas including Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Education, and Community Services. As one of the world’s most respected and rapidly growing legal alliances, Primerus currently has over 150 member law firms in nearly 110 cities, 43 states in the U.S., and in several other countries, including: Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, and Switzerland. With over 2,000 lawyers in the alliance, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world's largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates.

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