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Bart M. Davis
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Nomination and Appointment
Bart M. Davis is the U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho for the United States Department of Justice. He is an American lawyer and politician.
Mr. Davis’s nomination was announced by the U.S. President, Donald Trump in June 2017. The United States Senate approved his nomination through a unanimous voice vote on September 7, 2017. He got the confirmation for the post by the Senate on September 14, 2017, through a voice vote. He swore as the chief federal law enforcement officer of the District of Idaho on September 21, 2017. Wendy J. Olson earlier served the post.
He is an active member of the Native American Issues Subcommittee and Border and Immigration Subcommittee.
He has been the past chairman for The Council of State Governments (CSG). Davis has been the commissioner representative from Idaho in the ULC, or the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, since 2001. In the year 1990 for the Davis v. the United States case in the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Davis co-counseled with Rex Lee.
Mr. Davis started his law practice from Idaho Falls after completing his graduation. His practices included mainly business, bankruptcy, commercial, construction, and real estate law.
During his private practice in his legal career, he has practiced at the Idaho Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for District of Arizona and District of Idaho both. He has practicing experience before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Political Career Involvements
Mr. Davis was a part of The Republican Party. During his tenure in the Idaho Senate, Mr. Davis was the state senate majority leader from the year 2002 to 2017. He was in his eight-term of his service on this post, before taking over the position as U.S. attorney. He was the Majority Caucus Chair for two years between 2000 to 2002.
He was the Member of the Idaho Senate from District 33 from December 1, 2002, to September 21, 2017. From December 1, 1998, to December 1, 2002, Mr. Davis was a Member of the Idaho Senate from District 29. He was also a part of the Education Committee and the Commerce and Human Resources Committee.
He is also a member of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club since the year 1983. He has been a Board Member in the Idaho Law Review Advisory Board, College of Law, University of Idaho, from 2006 to 2007. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Idaho Falls Education Advisory Council. From 2000 to 2004, he was a Board Member in Eastern Idaho Special Services Agency.
As an active ISB member, Mr. Davis has a broad experience with not only the Idaho Supreme Court but also the state bar and the federal bar. He has also served the Judicial Independence and Integrity Committee.
Mr. Davis was Lawyer Representative during six years of his service for the federal courts. He represented the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. He also was the representative for the Conference Executive Committee, Chapter 13 Plan Subcommittee, and Long-Range Planning Committee. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Lawyer representative for the Bankruptcy Court Rules.
As the U.S. Attorney, Bart McKay Davis is serving his four-year term for the district that has 26 Assistant United States Attorneys and 31 staff members. He serves as the principal litigator for the District of Idaho, which has its main office located in Boise. He is also part of the Attorney General Advisory Council subcommittees. He is an active member of the Marijuana Working Group.
The office looks after the prosecution of federal felonies like terrorism, robberies, public corruption, homicides, narcotics, and fraud in the district. Mr. Davis is the chief federal law enforcement officer and defends the civil cases and the tax affairs of the Government. The branch offices are located in Pocatello and Coeur d’Alene.
The Coeur d’Alene office extends from Salmon River to the Canadian border. The office handles ten northern counties of Idaho, some of the major cities are Coeur d’Alene, Moscow, and the Kootenai. The Pocatello branch stretches from the Magic Valley’s eastern end to the Wyoming and Montana borders. It includes 18 eastern counties in Idaho. Some of the major cities under the Pocatello branch are Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Burley.
Bart M. Davis joined the Brigham Young University for his undergraduate degree. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in the year 1978. Mr. Davis earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in the year 1980.
- Bart M. Davis has received several honors for his contributions. He was acknowledged in the Idaho Judicial Conference; 2010 for his Extraordinary Contributions to the Improved Administration of Justice in Idaho.
- Bart M. Davis received the Shooting Star Award in the year 2004 and Leadership Award in the year 2009. The Idaho Association of Cities honored him with the Professor Boyd A. Martin Award.
- Bart M. Davis is also the recipient of the Cesar Chavez/Dolores Huerta Farmworker Justice Award and Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award in the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section. In the Idaho Republican Party, he was awarded the Legislator of the Year in 2009, Angel in Adoption Award in the year 2011, and the Outstanding Republican Elected Official Award by Region VII.
- Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce gave Mr. Davis the Leadership to Eastern Idaho Award.
- Bart M. Davis has received the Toll Fellowship in the year 1999. He is the receiver of the prestigious and highest legal ability and ethical standards peer review rating, the AV Preeminent rating. He was awarded this by Martindale-Hubbell.
Full Name: Bart M. Davis
District/State: District of Idaho
United States Attorney’s Office
1290 West Myrtle Street
Boise, ID 83702
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6450 N. Mineral Drive, Suite 210
Coeur d’Alene, Id 83815
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801 E. Sherman, Suite 192
Pocatello, Id 83201
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Updated: June 15, 2020