Twin Falls, Idaho
B.A. University of Idaho '59; J.D. University of Idaho '64
Past Chief Justice, Idaho Supreme Court
John Rosholt attended the University of Idaho where he obtained his B.A. in 1959 and his L.L.B in 1964. He was admitted to practice law in Idaho in 1964. He practices law in the Magic Valley and is a founding partner of the Twin Falls firm Barker Rosholt & Simpson, LLP. The firm specializes in Water Law, Construction, Mining, Irrigation and Land Use Practices.
John is respected around the west for his leadership on water rights law. He has served as corporate counsel for the Twin Falls Canal Company, North Side Canal Company and American Falls Reservoir District for over 40 years. He was involved in legislative efforts to replace the United States Bureau of Reclamation dams at American Falls and Jackson Lake. John served as President and Director of the National Water Resources Association. He represented many clients in water-related matters involving the Snake River Basin Adjudication and other federal and state legislative matters.