Thomas Brian Dominick
Firm: Dominick Law Offices, PLLC
Address: 500 W. Bannock St.
Boise, ID 83702
Membership: Fourth District Bar Association (President, 2002-2003); Idaho State Bar (Chair, Professionalism and Ethics Section). Board Member, Continuing Education Committee, Idaho Law Foundation. Board Member and Corporate Secretary, Boise Valley Credit U
University: Idaho State University, B.S., Government, with high honors, 1978, University of Idaho, J.D., 1982; George Washington University, LL.M., Environmental Law, 1995
Admitted: 1982, Idaho; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1999, U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: Mr. Dominick has been practicing law since 1982, emphasizing personal injury, criminal defense, family law, water and environmental law, business, and insurance law. Mr. Dominick received a Master of Laws Degree in Environmental and Water Law from George Washington University's National Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1995. During that time, he served an internship in the White House Office of Environmental Policy (now the CEQ). Mr. Dominick graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with high honors at Idaho State University in 1978, and then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho in 1982. He is admitted before the bar of the Idaho Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Circuit), and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Dominick has tried over 55 jury trials and 300 court trials to date. He is listed in the 2001 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America Consumer Guide, and is A rated in Martindale-Hubbell. Tom and Bobbi were married in 1982 and have two (2) children, Samantha and Matthew. Bobbi Dominick is also an attorney, emphasizing Employment Law and Appellate practice. Mr. Dominick is a member of the Idaho State Bar, and served as Chair of the Section on Professional Responsibility and Ethics. He is a member of the Fourth District Bar Association, serving as President in 2002-03. He was also a Board Member of the Continuing Education Committee of the Idaho Law Foundation. He served as a board member and corporate secretary for the Boise Valley Credit Union. Employment: He served a legal clerkship for Judge Schwartzman before moving into a personal injury practice. Mr. Dominick later served as a Deputy Attorney General and drug asset prosecutor for the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement, and later as a criminal prosecutor for Boise City. He later served as a Senior Deputy Attorney General and General Counsel for the Idaho Department of Labor. Publications: In law school, Mr. Dominick was the Lead Articles Editor for the Idaho Law Review. Reported Cases: Mr. Dominick represented Sherilyn Hunt in her divorce. Mr. Dominick was able to obtain the business known as Mr. Q's in the divorce even though Leonard Hunt, her spouse, owned the restaurant and bar. The case was upheld by the Idaho Court of Appeals. See Hunt v. Hunt, 110 Idaho 649 (Ct. App. 1995). In another case, Mr. Dominick, after a three (3) day court trial, obtained legal custody for his client against her husband who wanted eight (8) weeks of summer visitation. After the trial the husband received no visitation. Criminal Mr. Dominick has won his last 11 jury trials and his clients have been acquitted in those cases. In one such case, Mr. Dominick's client was videotaped stealing items and the client then signed a confession. However, the jury acquitted the Defendant. Mr. Dominick has been involved in many extremely large and complex federal conspiracy cases involving drugs, alien smuggling, etc. There is no matter too small or large for Dominick Law Offices to handle in the criminal defense arena. Water Mr. Dominick recently obtained water rights for a mine located in the Challis, Idaho area. The rights had been lost because they were claimed by the caretaker who filed them under his name instead of on behalf of the corporation. Mr. Dominick was able to have the judgment overturned and the water rights were awarded to Mr. Dominick's client. Personal Injury: Mr. Dominick represents numerous personal injury clients on a no recovery/no fee basis. Mr. Dominick has received excellent verdicts for his clients including a slip and fall accident in Mountain Home, Idaho which the jury awarded as one of the largest verdicts ever in Mountain Home, Idaho. Mr. Dominick tries to obtain the largest settlement available for the client. It is important that a personal injury attorney be contacted immediately after the accident to safeguard the evidence and to coordinate the response.