Fred Shoemaker is an active member of both the firm’s Litigation Group and Real Estate Group and is regularly involved in complex real estate litigation and transactional matters.



Over his 30-plus-year career in law, Mr. Shoemaker's practice has encompassed a broad array of areas including real estate, business, commercial law, estates and estate litigation.

His experience and success has resulted in him being sought after counsel by banks, business owners, developers, landlords, municipalities and lawyers in commercial, general business, banking, and complex real estate matters, including condominium development and conversions. His litigation experience extends to construction, banking, land use and eminent domain.


Transactional Negotiation Involving 3 Law Firms

This was a heavily negotiated piece of transactional work with litigation involving 3 law firms in the background. Cooler heads prevailed and a helpful motion spurred the parties to achieve a settlement no one one liked. This disputed transaction divided up over 30,000 acres of ranch and farm in four counties and also resulted in the sale of the family's Cattleman's Livestock Auction in Caldwell to a third party. Parson's was brought in to force a settlement, which we did. And the client acknowledges would not have been achieved without us.

Successfully Obtained Relief Sought in a Trust Dispute Case - $2M in Cash

In a trust dispute case, shareholders Fredric V. Shoemaker and Slade D. Sokol were ultimately able to obtain the relief sought by our client: the sale of trust-owned real estate and nearly $2 million in cash, distributed to the client beneficiary. Shoemaker and Sokol were also able to successfully defend against the trustees’ argument that the "no contest" language in the trust agreement was invoked, and the client was disinherited due to the relief sought. The court disagreed and ruled in favor of the beneficiary on this issue. 

Idaho Trust Bank v. Christian, 154 Idaho 657, 301 P.3d 1275 (2013)



University of Nebraska at Lincoln (J.D., 1974)

University of Nebraska at Lincoln (B.S., 1971)



Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated

Mountain States Super Lawyer since 2011



Idaho State Bar

Member, Idaho State Bar Real Estate Section

American Bar Association



Former Chair, Treasure Valley YMCA Board of Directors

Member and Former Chair, Ada County Air Quality Board

Member, YMCA Endowment Committee

Former Chair, Idaho State Bar Legislative Committee

Board Member, Boise Housing Corporation

Member, Finance Committee, NeighborWorks Boise

Phi Delta Phi





U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit


University of Nebraska at Lincoln