Ford Elsaesser

Ford Elsaesser

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Sandpoint, ID

Elsaesser Anderson, Chtd.
 | 414 Church Street, Suite 201
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-263-8517
Fax: 208-263-0759
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (20%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile
Ford Elsaesser practices in bankruptcy and corporate law, serving as receiver, trustee, expert witness, and examiner in state and federal cases. He represented the 82 parishes in the bankruptcy In re: The Catholic Bishop of Spokane (Bankr. E.D. Wash. Case No. 04-08822). He received his B.A. from Goddard College and his J.D. from the University of Idaho Law School. He is admitted to the Idaho State Bar, the U.S. District Court for Idaho, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ford is an Adjunct Professor at St. John's University School of Law and the University of Idaho Law School. He successfully argued against the practice of routine vacatur of decisions made pending appeal in the U.S. Supreme Court case U.S. Bancorp Mortgage Co. v. Bonner Mall Partnership, No. 93-714, in November 1994.

Certificates and Credentials

About Ford Elsaesser

Admitted: 1978, Idaho

Professional Webpage: www.ejamelaw.com/attorneys/

Honors/Awards:

  • Exemplary Service Recognition Award, Idaho Federal Bar Association, 2009
  • Pro Bono Award, Idaho State Bar Association, 1991
  • Professionalism Award, Idaho State Bar Association, 1999

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1992
  • Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Adjunct Professor University of Idaho Law School; fall semister bankruptcy; spring semister creditors rights and Article 9
  • Adjunct Professor, St. John's University School of Law, LL.M. Program; fall semister trustee litigation; spring semister small business bankruptcy
  • Standing Chapter 12 Trustee for U. S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Washington, and U. S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Idaho (for area north of Riggins, Idaho, to Canadian border)
  • Ninth Circuit Law Representative for District of Idaho, 1994
  • Standing Chapter 7 Trustee for U. S. Bankruptcy Court for District of Idaho, north of Riggins, Idaho, to Canadian boarder (1984 to current)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairman, Airport Advisory Board, Bonner County (1999-2004)
  • St. John's University School of Law LL.M. Bankruptcy Program Advisory Board
  • Chairman, Bonner General Hospital Board
  • Chairman, Lake Pend Oreille, Pend Oreille River, Priest River and Priest Lake Commission (2003-current) (gubernatorial appointment)
  • University of Idaho Law School - Coach for Bankruptcy Court Moot Court Team for the Annual Judge Conrad B. Duberstein Moot Court Competition (National Champions in 2001), 2000
  • Idaho Community Foundation board member (1997-1999)
  • University of Idaho Law School Advisory Board
  • Chairman Board of Trustees Bonner County School District No. 82 (1991-1994); Board member (1989-1994)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Successfully argued against practice of routine vacatur of decisions made pending appeals in federal court system: United States Supreme Court, U. S. Bancorp Mortgage Co., v. Bonner Mall Partnership, No. 93-714 (11/1994)., 1994

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • American College of Bankruptcy - Sixth Class, 1995
Office Location for Ford Elsaesser

414 Church Street
Suite 201
Sandpoint, ID 83864

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Last Updated: 3/29/2019

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