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Kenneth R. McClure

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Kenneth R. McClure , Partner

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell - Highest Ranking (AV)

Education

  • J.D. University of Idaho 1980
  • B.A. (High Honors) College of William And Mary 1977

Admissions

  • Bar Admission: Idaho
  • U.S. District Court (Idaho)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Profile

Ken's practice focuses on governmental relations and administrative law. He serves as a registered lobbyist for businesses and professional associations and frequently appears in administrative hearings and contested cases before departments and commissions of state government.

With more than thirty years of experience in government affairs, Ken has extensive experience with a variety of complicated public policy issues, including public utility laws, healthcare issues, agriculture, municipal policy and tax issues.

Ken acts as an advisor, lobbyist and general counsel to several companies and professional associations. He plays a key role in policy analysis, business development, public relations and the development and implementation of government affairs policies for his clients.

Ken has been an Adjunct Faculty Member of Boise State University where he taught graduate courses in Lobbying and Legislative Process. He frequently lectures on the Idaho Legislature and the political landscape in Idaho.

Before joining Givens Pursley, Ken was an Idaho Deputy Attorney General with the State Tax Commission, Chief of the Attorney General's Legislative and Administrative Affairs Division, and Acting Idaho Chief Deputy Attorney General.

Ken is active in both civic and political affairs. He is a Co-Founder and past Director of The City Club of Boise and is a Founder of the Idaho Liability Reform Coalition. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Tort Reform Association, a national organization supporting civil justice reform. He has held several leadership positions in the Boise First United Methodist Church, as well as with other charitable organizations.