Thomas B. High
Firm: Benoit, Alexander, Harwood, High & Mollerup, L.L.P.
Address: 126 2nd Ave. N.
Twin Falls, ID 83303
University: University of Utah, B.S., cum laude, 1973; University of Tennessee, University of Idaho, J.D., 1979
Admitted: 1979, Idaho
Biography: Mr. High has practiced in Twin Falls since 1979 and has been with the Benoit firm since 1981. He graduated from the University of Utah cum laude in 1973, with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. Mr. High pursued graduate work in the area of psychology at the University of Tennessee in 1974. He then spent several years employed as a fire cause and origin investigator for the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management in Boise, Idaho. Mr. High then pursued his law degree from the University of Idaho graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1979, after which Mr. High returned to his hometown, Twin Falls. Recipient: DRI Exceptional Performance Citation, 1992; Idaho State Bar Outstanding Service Award, 1996; Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award, 2003.Mr. High is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Society of Barristers and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Mr. High is also a member of the International Association of Defense Attorneys, American Board of Trial Advocates and Defense Research Institute.Bar Fellowship: International Society of Barristers (State Chair, 1999-); Master, Theron Ward Inns of Court. Speaking Engagements:Mr. High lectures extensively for the Idaho State Bar Association with particular emphasis in the areas of trial practice and professional ethics and civility.; Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls; Exercising Caution in Client Relations; Office and Practice Organization Thoughts (presented twice annually to new bar admittees) Annual Law Update; Ethics and the Media; Ethics - Where We Went Wrong; Ethics and Clients - Loving and Leaving Them; Ethics and Civility; Where They Went Wrong - a Summary of Lawyer Ethical Complaints; All presented to the Idaho Law Foundation; The Case of the Silent Alarm, A Study in Professionalism; Presented to the Idaho Law Foundation and Theron Ward Inns of Court; Ethics Update, Idaho Law Foundation; Ethics and Estate Planning; Ethics and Advertising (Professionalism Section) Ethics 2000 - The New Rules (Professionalism Section); All presented to the Idaho State Bar Professionalism: First Step in Law School; Presented to first year law students at University of Idaho College of Law; Estate Planning; Presented to the University of Idaho Foundation; School Law, Records and Violence; Presented to the Medical Educational Services, Inc.; Ethics for Paralegals for Halfmoon Seminar Publications:Idaho Chapter on Products Liability Defenses, A State-by-State Compendium, DRI, 2004; Idaho Chapter of the DRI Treatise on " Admissibility of Expert Testimony, A State-by-State Compendium", Thomas B. High, co-author; 1996; Room Flexibility and Space Use in a Dormitory, Thomas B. High and Eric Sundstrom,; 1. Environment and Behavior, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 1977