About Jeff Brownson

Jeff is a criminal defense attorney. He defends clients facing charges in virtually every type of criminal matter, ranging from misdemeanors to allegations involving complex financial transactions. He is a skilled attorney, a zealous advocate, and a diligent defender.

SKILLED – /skild/ [adjective]: having or showing the knowledge, ability, or training to perform a certain activity or task well

The Law Office of Jeffrey Brownson was opened in 2014 with the goal of providing personalized top-tier criminal defense. Prior to opening the firm, Jeff practiced for six years at Nevin Benjamin McKay & Bartlett LLP, one of the most prominent criminal defense firms in the Northwest.

Jeff has extensive trial experience, and also completed the Trial Practice Institute at the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia in 2009. He is a member of the ACLU of Idaho Legal Committee, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL). He frequently speaks on various legal topics, including civil liberties. Jeff also represents indigent clients charged with federal offenses through the Criminal Justice Act.

After graduating from University of Idaho College of Law, Jeff served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Michael McLaughlin of the Fourth Judicial District of Idaho where he worked on numerous criminal and civil cases. During law school, he was a legal intern with the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, Capital Habeas Unit, during which he assisted in habeas corpus proceedings at the federal level for Idaho inmates sentenced to death.

Jeff is admitted to practice in Idaho, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

ZEALOUS – /ˈzeləs/ [adjective]: feeling or showing strong and energetic support for a person or cause

Jeff is driven by his commitment to provide the best representation for each and every client. His commitment to each client frequently concludes in either a dismissal, a favorable plea agreement or a hard fought trial. Jeff’s dedication regularly results in early victories for his clients outside the public eye. When a settlement is not possible, though, he will not hesitate to go to trial.

To assist in achieving positive results for his clients, Jeff develops a personalized approach for each case because he knows that every person he represents has different legal needs. He truly cares about his clients, and they describe him as “sincere,” “outstanding,” and “compassionate.” Jeff establishes a great relationship with his clients and their families, and he provides them with the guidance and the support they need throughout an oftentimes difficult process.

DILIGENT – \ˈdi-lə-jənt\ [adjective]: characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort

Jeff’s preparation is unrivaled. During his initial investigation of a case he thoroughly researches every issue, files well-thought-out and creative motions, and makes sure that absolutely no stone is left unturned. Jeff is skilled at anticipating issues that may come up over the course of a case and developing a strategy to counter those issues. This tireless preparation puts Jeff in a position to help his clients obtain a favorable result or avoid criminal charges all together. Whether entering a courtroom or a meeting with the prosecutor to discuss the case, Jeff strives to be the most prepared person in the room.