Amanda Brailsford

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For many years, Amanda has successfully represented clients in complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts. Her representation has included extremely complicated cases involving numerous parties and also multi-district class action litigation. Amanda has diverse expertise in numerous areas, including all aspects of employment law, trade secrets, agricultural law, products liability, bad faith insurance, professional legal malpractice, personal injury, business disputes, and state and federal antitrust violations. In addition to her trial work, Amanda has successfully handled many state and federal appeals.

Amanda’s overarching strength is her ability to master the facts and the applicable law of any dispute in order to bring about successful results as quickly as possible. She has been repeatedly recognized as a leading attorney in her legal community by Chambers USA.

Representative Work

Plaintiff Cases

Co-counsel in a case that won a $17 million verdict against a major chemical company and eventually prompted the manufacturer of a defective product—that caused catastrophic crop damage in Idaho—to settle the remaining claims. Involved representation of more than 100 agricultural growers.

Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement against a national telecommunications organization for its failure to properly design and deploy wireless Internet access at hundreds of locations throughout the United States.

Secured a multi-million dollar settlement in a personal injury action against more than 10 different defendants who were responsible for client’s personal injuries when they defectively constructed a home contaminated with mold, failed to remediate it, and then sold it without disclosing the contamination.

Defense Cases

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a physician against a medical group seeking to enforce an unconscionable non-compete agreement.

Won an opposition to a preliminary injunction against a banking executive by a bank that sought to enforce a non-compete agreement. This prompted the settlement of the case against the executive with treble payment of the damages on his counterclaim against the bank.

Successfully settled a dangerous employment law claim against a large, publicly traded company for a nominal amount.

Obtained a defense jury verdict for an inventor sued by a plaintiff, who wrongfully claimed proceeds from the sale of his invention.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Fourth District Bar Association
  • Member, Idaho State Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation and Employment Law Sections of Idaho State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, University of Idaho Law Advisory Council
  • Leadership Boise, 1998–2000

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell rating
  • Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for labor and employment, 2009–2016
  • 2016 inductee into the Litigation Counsel of America