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Idaho Administrative Attorney
Brian Donesley

Serving the Legal Needs of both Individuals and Businesses for 40 Years.

Brian's Resume

Government Law ●  Business Representation  ●  Lobbying

Any time you are dealing with an Idaho State administrative agency, be it over an administrative investigation, licensing issue or permit, you must plan on dealing with bureaucratic red tape and act accordingly. Having a level-headed, experienced attorney in your corner who understands the process can help immensely.

Having an administrative law attorney is essential because the rules and regulations are often special for each administrative agency and are not usually found in state or federal statutes but in the regulations governing the agencies. Administrative law is broken into several interrelated parts:

  • Administrative rules
  • Regulations and procedures for government agencies and bodies
  • The scope of agency authority, particularly individual privacy
  • Enforcement powers of agencies

Brian Donesley has been a private attorney actively drafting rules and statutes, lobbying, testifying before committees, and in negotiations with industry and government entities including the office of the Governor of the State of Idaho, the Idaho State Police ABC, BATF and city and county agencies across Idaho for 40 years.

Governmental agencies must act within Constitutional parameters. These and other limits are in statutes such as the Federal Administrative Procedure Act and Idaho state statutes. Brian is well versed in these areas, and has experience with such issues as:

  • Business and economic regulation
  • Contracting and project development
  • Legislative consultation
  • Lobbying registration
  • Idaho Liquor Law

Brian is a Former Idaho State Senator, District 16, Ada County.

Brian Donesley has vast experience with Idaho ongoing compliance issues and administrative law hearings before government agencies and administrative law judges. Administrative law encompasses laws and legal principles governing the administration and regulation of city, county, state and federal government agencies involving:

  • Rules
  • Regulations
  • Applications
  • Licenses
  • Permits
  • Available information
  • Hearings
  • Appeals and decision-making

Administrative agencies, actions and law operate in a parallel universe to our judicial system. Be aware that most administrative actions have shorter deadlines to act than most criminal or civil matters, so proactively addressing them is a good idea for a number of reasons. Do not put off dealing with these kinds of matters until the last minute, take action. We can help.


Some of Our Agency Experience

  • Chief Legal Counsel, Idaho State Police (Alcohol Beverage Licensing, personnel)
  • Idaho Legislature (Former Idaho State Senator)
  • Office of the Idaho Attorney General (Former Deputy Attorney General for Idaho Department of Law Enforcement)
  • Idaho Personnel Commission (disciplinary and regulatory matters for private and union clients)
  • Idaho Liquor Division (client)
  • Idaho Lottery (drafted and lobbied Idaho Lottery statutes to successful passage)
  • Idaho Board of Medicine (discipline and Physician Recovery Network)
  • Idaho Board of Pharmacy (discipline and recovery issues)
  • Idaho Board of Pharmacy (discipline and recovery issues)
  • Idaho Department of  Labor (wage and hour claims)
  • Idaho Department of  Administration (state bidding and contracts, rules)
  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  • Idaho Department of  Finance (disciplinary matters)
  • Idaho Department of  Correction (union, personnel)
  • Idaho Department of  Fish and Game (licensing, personnel, discipline)
  • Industrial Commission (worker compensation)
  • Idaho Department of Lands (public lands issues)
  • Self-Governing Agencies: professional licensing before  governing Boards for Cosmetologists, Chiropractors, Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers

Contact Us Today

Serving the legal needs of individuals and businesses for 40 years.

  • We can help you buy, sell, or transfer a liquor license in the state of Idaho.
  • We have extensive experience with compliance issues and administrative law hearings before government agencies and administrative law judges.

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(208) 343-3851