Heather A. Cunningham

Of Counsel

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Expertise

Ms. Cunningham has been in private practice in Idaho since 1996, advising and representing citizens who are litigating with government entities, large corporations, or who find themselves in other legal situations they do not want to navigate without professional guidance. She has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, and handles matters from the initial answer or complaint through appeal, if necessary.

She has served as an instructor on eminent domain topics in legal seminars in Idaho and at the national level. Ms. Cunningham also appears before the legislature to address eminent domain legislation, and has successfully drafted a number of bills which became law.

Areas Of Practice

Condemnation, Eminent Domain, Complex Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Animal Law, Inverse Condemnation, Zoning, Land Use Planning

Ms. Cunningham’s National Legal Ability Rating: “AV” (R)

Ms. Cunningham has received the Legal Ability Rating of “AV” from Martindale-Hubbell.*

Education

  • Hillsdale College, B.A. 1993  (Major:  Philosophy; Minors:  English, Political Science)
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Trial Lawyer’s College, 2000

Admissions & Affiliations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court of Idaho
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • Idaho State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Owner’s Counsel of America
  • Omicorn Delta Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • National Forensic League

Samples of Ms. Cunningham’s Reported Idaho Supreme Court Cases

  • State of Idaho v. Jo Grace Jardine, 130 Idaho 318, 940 P 2d 1137 (1997) (Amicus Curiae)
  • Ada County Highway Dist. v. Sharp, 135 Idaho 888, 26 P.3d 1225 (2001)
  • Boel v. Stewart Title, 137 Idaho 9, 43 P 3d 768 (2002)
  • KMST v. Ada County Highway District, 138 Idaho 577, 67 P 3d 56 (2003)
  • C & G, Inc. v. Canyon Highway Dist. No. 4, 139 Idaho 140, 75 P.3d 194 (2003)
  • VFP VC v. Dakota Co., 141 Idaho 326, 109 P 3d 714 (2005)
  • VFP VC v. Dakota Co., 142 Idaho 675, 132 P 3d 432 (2006)
  • City of Boise v. Frazier, 143 ID 1, 137 P.3d 388 (2006)
  • State of Idaho v. Canyon Vista, 148 Idaho 718, 228 P.3d 985 (2010)
  • Wylie v. State of Idaho, City of Meridian, Opinion No. 57 (2011)

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.


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