Kelsie A. Kirkham

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Kelsie A.Kirkham
Phone: 208.522.6700
Direct: 208.528.5234

Kelsie is a trusted advocate in healthcare law and employment law. Her practice includes defending medical malpractice and licensure board disciplinary matters that involve physicians, hospitals, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Kelsie also represents companies in employment law and commercial issues, including litigation and counseling in a variety of areas, such as:

  • Employment and termination agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • FMLA, ADA, Title VII, and other discrimination laws
  • Wrongful termination claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Sexual harassment investigations

Kelsie is experienced in handling all aspects of litigation and she helps clients obtain favorable outcomes in both state and federal court. Kelsie has tried several cases before juries and judges and also represents clients in administrative proceedings and before executive agencies. She particularly enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to provide strategic, commercial advice in furtherance of her clients’ best interests.

Kelsie was an aspiring attorney at age sixteen, after being sexually assaulted and experiencing the judicial system through the prosecution of that assault. Following law school, she had the privilege of serving as a law clerk for Judge David Gratton in the Idaho Court of Appeals before serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney, where she passionately prosecuted crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault. She continues to volunteer her time helping and supporting local non-profit organizations that address sexual assault and domestic violence.

Kelsie is a board member for the local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has spoken at several SHRM events. She is also a speaker on sexual assault and domestic violence, primarily in educational settings.

Kelsie is recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2021 as “One to Watch” and was nominated by members in her community as “Best Lawyer” in the Post Register Readers’ Choice 2021.



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University of Idaho College of Law (J.D., 2014)

Idaho Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
Student Bar Association, Vice President
D. Craig Lewis Trial Team, Top Participant Award
Spirit of the Class Award nomination recipient

Idaho State University (B.S., 2011)

Political Science Major


Recognized as "One to Watch" in Best Lawyers in America 2021

Idaho Court of Appeals (2014–2015)



Idaho State Bar

  • Employment and Labor Law Section
  • Health Law Section
  • Litigation Section

Idaho 7th District Bar Association Officer

Utah State Bar

American Bar Association
Employment and Labor Law Section
Litigation Section

Idaho Women Lawyers Association

Utah Women Lawyers Association

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Volunteer Attorney for Child Protection Cases 


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Southeast Idaho Chapter, Board Member

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, Board Member, Liaison 

District 91 Education Foundation, Board Member 


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho


University of Idaho College of Law