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.
- “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 Bar Association (2008)