With more than thirty-five years in government affairs, Ken has extensive experience with a variety of complicated public policy issues, including public utility laws, healthcare issues, agriculture, environmental regulatory matters, 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 currently serves on the Advisory Council for the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho. He has served on the University of Idaho College of Law Advisory Council and has been an Adjunct Faculty Member of Boise State University where he taught graduate courses in Lobbying and Legislative Process. Ken 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.


  • Martindale-Hubbell - Highest Ranking (AV)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Government Relations Practice)


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


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