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Robyn Brody

Robyn Brody, Rupert, practiced law for nearly 21 years in the Magic Valley until her election to the Idaho Supreme Court in November of 2016. She graduated from the University of Denver, earning a law degree and a master’s degree in international business.

Brody moved to Twin Falls with her husband after law school and joined the prominent law firm of Hepworth, Lezamiz & Hohnhorst, where she practiced for 13 years. She and her family moved to Rupert in 2010 where she started her own law firm.

Brody was named as Mountain States Super Lawyer and Rising Star, recipient of the Idaho State Bar’s Professionalism Award – 2014, received the highest ranking from peers for understanding the law and commitment to the rule of law in a survey conducted by the Idaho State Bar, served as the President of the Fifth District Bar Association, the Theron W. Ward American Inn of Court, and the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and spent time volunteering to strengthen Idaho’s legal community.

She served as a mentor and presenter at the Idaho Trial Skills Academy, a new lawyer training program.

She and her husband have been married for 21 years, and the couple have two active boys. She enjoys spending time with her boys in numerous sports and activities, including football, basketball and drama. She is an active member of the Catholic Church and is a past president of the School Board of St. Nicholas Catholic School.

Source: Idaho Supreme Court website

Curt McKenzie

Curt McKenzie, Boise, is the founding member of McKenzie Law. He has a J.D. from Georgetown University, magna cum laude, and he served in the Idaho State Senate from 2002-2016. He and his wife, Renee, have two children.

The seven term Idaho Senator served District 12 from 2002 to 2012 and District 13 from 2012 to 2016.

He attended Northwest Nazarene University and received his Bachelor of Arts with a double major of Physics and History in 1992. He also attended Georgetown University Law Center on the Paul Connolly Memorial Full-Tuition Scholarship and received his Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, and Order of the Coif in 1995.

While at NNU, he was a member of the varsity soccer team (Academic All-American two years) and track team, and he served as Chief Justice of the Student Judicial Council. At Georgetown Law he was an editor of The Tax Lawyer and was selected to one of the traveling trial teams.

After law school, he was admitted to the bars of the State of Maryland in 1995 and Washington, D.C. in 1996. He joined the Washington, D.C. office of Arter & Hadden, with a focus on civil appellate and intellectual property law.

In 1997, McKenzie returned to Idaho and was admitted to the bar of the State of Idaho. He worked as a trial attorney in the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office before joining the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP with a civil litigation practice.

McKenzie owns the law firm McKenzie Law Offices, PLLC, located in Boise, since 2006.

McKenzie’s judicial philosophy includes a commitment to honor the constitution and constitutional statues, to respect the separation of powers between the branches of government, to treat everyone impartially under the law, and to interpret laws reasonably and according to their plain language.

In addition to his service in the legislature, McKenzie recently finished a term as President of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER), which is considered the gold standard for U.S.-Canadian relations. He has served on several state and national legislative committees, including the Public Defense Reform Interim Committee, Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee, the NCSL Nuclear Legislative Workgroup, and the Energy Environment and Technology Interim Committee.

Sources: McKenzie Law Offices website, Idaho Legislature website, Wikipedia, September 8, 2016, NewsBF article