Andrea J. Fontaine
Andrea J. FontaineAssociate Attorney

Andrea enjoys solving complex legal problems with ingenuity, creativity and efficiency to assist clients in resolving disputes.

She currently practices in the following areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Governmental Entity Defense
  • Internet Law

Andrea also has criminal law experience, serving as a prosecutor for the City of Boise and a law clerk for the busiest criminal law bench in Pima County, Arizona.

Experience

Legal Extern – Judge Mikel H. Williams and Judge B. Lynn Winmill
Pima County – Law Clerk
City of Boise – Prosecutor
Hawley Troxell – Associate
Florida State University – Student Advisor

Guest lecturer on Internet Law at The Florida State University College of Law.

Andrea L. Julian, Comment, Freedom of Libel: How an Expansive Interpretation of 47 U.S.C. § 230 Affects the Defamation Victim in the Ninth Circuit,” 40 Idaho L. Rev. 509 (2004).

Cited in at least 14 legal encyclopedias, practice manuals and law review articles, including:

22 Am. Jur. Proof of Facts 3d § 305, Affirmative Defenses in Libel Actions (2009).
19 Am. Jur. trials § 499, Defamation (2009).
2 California Affirmative Defenses 2d § 38:38, Duty to Inform Immunities – In General, (2009)

Recipient of the Warren G. Law Scholarship
Runner-up in the ITLA brief competition

Practice Areas

  • Insurance DefenseAuto Claims/Accidents
  • Governmental Entities: Tort Claims, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Property Damages Claims
  • Education Law: Student Injuries and Claims, Teacher Administration Claims and Disputes, Special Education, Board Policies, Actions and Disputes
  • Commercial Law: Contract Disputes, Contract Preparation and Review, LLCs and Other Business Formations
  • Personal InjuryAuto Accidents, Slips and Falls, Wrongful Death

Education

Andrea graduated with honors from the University of Idaho College of Law, where she was a published member of the Idaho Law Review, a legal research and writing teaching assistant, and a legal extern to both federal Magistrate Mikel H. Williams and Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

Clerkship

Legal extern to both Judicial Magistrate Mikel H. Williams and Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill

Admissions

Idaho Supreme Court 2005
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho 2005
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 2007

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