Attorneys of Idaho is a full-service law firm focused on providing the best criminal defense and personal injury representation possible!

Each member of our team is completely focused on taking care of our clients.

Attorney at Law

JW Bond

Attorney, Partner

J.W. Bond grew up in the American West. He was born in California, raised in small-town Wyoming, worked as a police officer in Las Vegas, graduated from highly respected Boyd Law School at UNLV, and now lives a quiet life with his wife in Boise. He has a unique breadth of experience and education that is difficult to find. His experience on both sides of the law gives his clients a distinct edge when fighting for their best possible outcome.

As a person, J.W. is a very relatable guy who loves to snowboard, play cards, and kayak. When it comes down to it, he is someone who understands that the vast majority of people are good at heart, so he has a passion for defending those who are in the crosshairs of the law.

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Ryan Black

Attorney, Partner

Ryan became interested in law at a young age playing board games with his siblings. He was always the first person to read the rulebook and make sure no one was operating outside the lines. He was drawn to law school after a brief stint in the Boise restaurant and stage theatre scene. As a law student, he worked for the Nez Perce Tribe. There he discovered how much fun it is to fight government overreach, especially when the government is breaking its own rules. After school, he clerked for a District Judge in Payette, Idaho. He was able to observe the ins-and-outs of the criminal process and discovered his passion: Criminal Defense. From there, he found a career at the Ada County Public Defender’s office, where he was quickly dubbed a “trial cockroach” and took over 30 cases to trial over the next few years, winning more than he lost.

Ryan has been with Attorneys of Idaho since 2021 and is the Criminal Defense Partner. He is active in pursuing justice in-and-out of the courtroom as he is an active member of the Criminal Defense Legislative Committee that lobbies the State Legislature for criminal justice reforms. Ryan still loves going to trial, but spends his free time with his son and two dogs. He is an active potter, rock climber, and still dabbles in community theatre.

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Brion Morris


Brion is an Idaho native who loves helping people.  He has worked in personal injury law since 2010 starting out for a large firm in Canyon County, Idaho.  Shortly after, he received his law degree from the University of Idaho and continued in law with an emphasis on personal injury. He has successfully helped thousands of people with their personal injury claims and enjoys what he does.  He uses his experience, education, and love for the work to make sure each client is receiving excellent service and being fairly compensated.

When he is not working, Brion enjoys time with family and friends as well as traveling.

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Belén Meyers


Belén was born and raised in Mud Lake, Idaho. If you’ve heard of it, she probably knows you! She knew she was going to be an Attorney, specifically a Criminal Defense Attorney, when she was 8 years old, after watching her favorite movie for the first time, Legally Blonde. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing, with Minors in Psychology, Natural Sciences, and Spanish from The College of Idaho and earned her Juris Doctor from Concordia University, School of Law.

During law school, Belén gained invaluable courtroom experience as a Prosecutor for the Boise City Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted a variety of criminal cases. She knows the strategies of a successful prosecution and utilizes that to her client’s advantage.

When she is not advocating for her clients, she is traveling the world with her husband and Pomeranian, Baby. She is fluent in Spanish and is licensed to practice law in Idaho and Kansas. Belén has recently joined Attorneys of Idaho and is thrilled to be part of the team.

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Sarah Tompkins


Sarah Tompkins is a criminal defense attorney with over 15 years of experience handling criminal cases ranging in seriousness from infractions and misdemeanors to research and appellate work on death penalty cases. Upon graduating from the University of Idaho College of Law, Sarah was a judicial clerk at Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals in her hometown of Spokane, Washington. Following her clerkship, Sarah left Washington state for Boise to join the Idaho State Appellate Public Defender’s Office. Sarah has argued over a dozen cases before the Idaho Supreme Court, and has handled well over one hundred appeals, as an appellate attorney specializing in criminal defense.

After almost ten years in appellate practice, Sarah transitioned to the Ada County Public Defender’s Office. As a trial level public defender, Sarah loved engaging directly with clients, but found her true joy in helping to build the first legal research and writing specialist position within this office. During this time, Sarah was awarded the John Adams award, recognizing excellence in public defense, by the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Bailey Twitchell


Bailey was born and raised in small-town Nevada, she grew up in a big family that has been a part of the Nevada ranching and rodeo community as far back as anyone can remember. Bailey earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After undergrad, Bailey worked as a paralegal for a complex litigation firm before she finalized her choice to attend law school.

Bailey obtained her J.D. from the University of Idaho. During law school she gained invaluable experience in the fields of criminal defense and personal injury while working for private firms and the Ada County Public Defender’s office. Bailey’s background has taught her that every person deserves someone in their corner, and she strives to be that person.

Outside the office, Bailey loves to read, hunt, team rope, and spend time with her family, friends, and her dog!

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Kaia Helms

Office Manager

Born and raised in Southern California, Kaia spent most of her time exploring her surrounding  cities and discovering the melting pot of people on the West Coast. From an early age she realized her passion for literature and writing and pursued an education in Mass Media Journalism and Anthropology with minors in Communication and Economics. Kaia attended the University of Idaho for 2 years and transferred to Boise State University to be closer to the city and family. She joined Attorneys of Idaho in January of 2022 and has since loved helping create our office culture and making meaningful connections throughout our community.

When she isn’t at the office, Kaia spends most of her time outdoors hiking, traveling, exploring a variety of hobbies, and spending time with family, friends, and her two cats Daddy and Jellybean.

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Molly Gulden


Molly was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, and moved to Boise, ID in high school. While working towards her degree, Molly was a student-athlete, running cross country & track for Eastern Oregon University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with Public Policy & Business minors. After school, Molly began working in the legal field right away. That is where she discovered her love for working with clients on their cases.

Away from the office, Molly loves to travel, read, go for runs on the greenbelt, ski, and workout!
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Barbara Francis


Barbara was born in California and moved to Idaho with her family 19 years ago. Since then she’s pursued diverse hobbies such as competing in volleyball and participating in mock trials throughout her academic career.

She went on to attend Boise State University, where she studied Health Science and History. Barbara continued expanding her skill set and experience by working as a patient advocate in local Idaho hospitals for 3 years, before going on to teach high school math and chemistry.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and trying new food.