College of Law

Moscow

uilaw@uidaho.edu
Administration Office: 208-885-2255
Dean’s Office: 208-885-4977
fax: 208-885-5709
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Boise

phone: 208-364-4074
fax: 208-334-2176
322 E. Front St., Suite 590
Boise, ID 83702

Dave Metcalf

David Metcalf



College of Law
University of Idaho
Affiliate Faculty

Campus Locations: Boise


  • Biography
    David L. Metcalf has been the Senior Staff Attorney for Chief Federal District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill since 1995. Before that, he was the Senior Staff Attorney for Federal District Court Judge Marion J. Callister for 14 years; an associate attorney in the Boise, Idaho, firm of Langroise, Sullivan & Smylie (now Holland & Hart); and a law clerk for Idaho Supreme Court Justice Allan G. Shepard.

    Mr. Metcalf received his B.A. degree in economics, with honors, from the University of California at Davis, and his J.D. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar (ISB # 2555), and its Litigation Section, as well as the California State Bar.

    Mr. Metcalf is a past President of the American Inn of Court in Boise, and has been a member of that organization since 1996, serving five terms as Program Chairperson. He has also served as (1) an Arbitrator for the Idaho State Bar to resolve disputes between attorneys and clients over fees, (2) an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Idaho School of Law, teaching courses in Complex Litigation and Trial Advocacy, and (3) an Instructor in the Idaho State Bar’s Trial Skills Academy. He has lectured on various topics including trial advocacy, legal writing, environmental law, judicial misconduct, federal criminal sentencing, and the death penalty.

    In 2005, he received the “Outstanding Service Award” from the Idaho State Bar. In 2007, he received the “Federal Court Mission Award” for “exceptional service to the court, bar, and public.” In 2008, he was nominated by his peers for the “Exemplary Service Award” from the Federal Bar
    Association, honoring attorneys who have “improved the quality of practice in Idaho’s federal courts.”

    He and his wife Faye have six children, two adopted from India.
  • Awards and Honors
    • “Outstanding Service Award” from the Idaho State Bar (2005)
    • “Federal Court Mission Award” for “exceptional service to the court, bar, and public.” (2007)
    • “Exemplary Service Award” from the Federal BarAssociation (2008)