Holland & Hart Welcomes J. Walter Sinclair to Boise Office

Holland & Hart Welcomes J. Walter Sinclair to Boise Office

Holland & Hart LLP is pleased to announce the addition of J. Walter Sinclair to its Boise office as a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group.

Sinclair is widely known in the industry as one of the preeminent litigators in Idaho. He is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers®, and Benchmark Litigation. Sinclair is also a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2011, he was selected by Best Lawyers in America® as the Boise “Bet-the-Company Litigator” of the year.

His trial practice emphasizes business, corporate and complex litigation matters associated with agricultural product liability, antitrust, class action, complex commercial contract, mass tort, real estate, and securities disputes. He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience, having handled 30 jury trials and 11 bench trials.

“Walt Sinclair is well known among litigators in the region as a consummate trial lawyer. He brings significant depth and breadth to an already strong litigation team here in Boise,” said Boise litigation partner Walter Bithell. “We are very fortunate to have Walt join our practice. His expertise will enable Holland & Hart to provide our clients with even greater resources when facing complex business disputes,” he said.

In addition to his accolades as a practitioner, Sinclair has been recognized for his professionalism. In 2013, Sinclair was awarded the Exemplary Lawyer Award by the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The award recognizes federal practitioners who demonstrate professionalism, collegiality, service, mentoring, and quality legal representation.

“We are delighted with Walt’s addition to the office and the firm,” said Nicole Snyder, administrative partner of Holland & Hart’s Boise office. “He is well known not only for successfully representing clients in a broad range of industries and cases, but also for the quality person that he is. He is a very good fit for our culture and values.”

Sinclair has practiced in courts throughout the United States including federal and state courts in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, and New York.

Sinclair is a graduate of the University of Idaho Law School (J.D., 1978) and Stanford University (B.A., Economics, 1975). He is admitted to the state bars of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon; the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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