David Penrod - PartnerDavid was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was raised in Pocatello. He graduated from Idaho State University and immediately enrolled in law school at the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho. After graduation from law school, David completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable William H. Woodland in Pocatello. He also worked for Idaho State University as an adjunct professor teaching math. David maintains a broad-based practice representing clients in the areas of accident and personal injury claims, construction law, creditors’ rights, police misconduct and civil rights claims, criminal defense, family law and general litigation. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Sixth District Bar, the Portneuf Inns of Court, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Penrod has successfully and aggressively represented thousands of satisfied clients throughout his career.  In addition to presenting each case in a skillful, professional and effective manner, Mr. Penrod never loses sight of his ultimate role as problem-solver.  Some cases can only be resolved in the courtroom, but the majority of cases can and should be resolved outside of the courthouse. Mr. Penrod skillfully approaches each case looking for a cost effective resolution that satisfies the specific expectations of the client.Mr. Penrod has been a resident of Pocatello, Idaho, for the majority of his life.  He takes great pride in his community and has made it his duty to serve beyond his role as a practicing attorney.

In addition, David continues to work in the community as a CASA volunteer. He and his wife are the proud parents of four children. In his spare time, David can be found with his family, on the golf course or reading a book on early American history.

Outside of work, David enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and his four children. He has a strong appreciation for early American History and loves to travel. He also enjoys many recreational activities, including golf and cycling.

Blake Swnson - PartnerBlake graduated from Utah State University earning degrees in both Political Science and Philosophy in 1999. In 2002, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho. Upon graduation from law school, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles Hosack of Idaho’s First Judicial District in Coeur d’Alene. Since that time, Blake has been an active trial lawyer, handling criminal prosecution cases as a former Kootenai County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents, construction accidents, premises liability and other general litigation cases. Blake also enjoys representing clients in the areas of family law (divorce, adoption, paternity, and child custody).Blake is a member of numerous professional organizations, including: the Idaho State Bar Litigation and Family law sections, Utah State Bar Association, the Portneuf Inns of Court and Sixth District Bar. He is married with four children and lives in Pocatello.