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James Bendell

Attorney James Bendell

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Practice Areas

  • Post Falls Personal Injury
  • Post Falls Car Accident Injury
  • Post Falls Wrongful Death


Kootenai County attorney James Bendell has more than three decades of trial experience. He has worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney, judge pro tem and Court Commissioner.

James handles cases in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, business and real estate litigation, and other matters that require work in the courtroom. Legal colleagues respect him for his integrity and cordiality. Clients appreciate his responsive service and ability to get results for them. When you meet with James Bendell to discuss your case, you will speak with an advocate who is committed to obtaining the best outcome for your present legal situation.

James obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School after completing his Bachelor’s Degree at the College of William and Mary. He is licensed in Idaho and Washington.

He lives in Post Falls, Idaho, with his wife and children, spending his spare time hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.


  • Rutgers School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1976
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    • B.A. - 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1991
  • Idaho, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001

Representative Cases

  • Busby v. Municipality of Anchorage, 741 P.2d 230, 1987, Alaska, 1987106728
  • Wade v. Anchorage School Dist., 741 P.2d 634, 1987, Alaska, 1987104078
  • Jenkins v. Daniels, 751 P.2d 19, 1988, Alaska, 1988032857

Professional Associations

  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 to Present