Matthew O. Pappas
Matthew O. PappasPartner

Mr. Pappas has been in practice in Idaho for 16 years.  He recently received his preeminent AV rating by his peers through Martindale-Hubble.

He has worked in the fields of worker’s compensation, subrogation and personal injury since joining the firm in 2004.

Mr. Pappas has represented clients before the Idaho Industrial Commission, Idaho’s State and Federal Courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He also has experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, and firearms trusts.


  • Criminal Law
  • Property Law
  • Probate Law & Estate Planning
Judge Peter D. McDermott, Sixth District, State of Idaho, Aug 2000 to July 2001
  • Idaho, State and Federal Courts
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Contributor, Practical Law State Q&A, Workers’ Compensation Laws: Idaho 2015, Thomson Reuters

Awards and Recognition

  • Since 2016, Mr. Pappas has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubble, designating an extremely high review in communication and ethics.

Practice Areas


  • B.S., Political Science,  University of Idaho, 1997

  • J.D., College of Law, University of Idaho, 2000

Notable Cases

  • Knowlton v. Wood River Medical Center, 254 P.3d 36 (2011)

  • Hartman v. Walmart Stores, Inc., IIC (2007)

  • Whitaker v. Hancock Fabrics, Inc., IIC (2011)

  • Gillard v. HB Boys, LLC, IIC (2012)
  • Corgatelli v. Steel West, Inc., 157 Idaho 287 (2014)