Joe Borton serves as managing partner of Borton-Lakey Law & Policy. His practice is focused on business formation and dissolution, civil litigation, as well as real estate leasing and development, employment law, and estate planning. Joe also has an extensive litigation practice, having tried over 100 cases to judges and juries on a wide array of matters in both State and Federal Court. In addition to his legal practice, Joe has served 8 years as an elected Meridian City Councilman and is currently the City Council President. Joe has also served as an elected GOP precinct committeeman, and he remains very active in local politics and legislative activities. In 2019 Joe was sworn in for admission to argue before the United States Supreme Court.
Joe has served his community in many ways over the years, including as the President of the Meridian Education Foundation, President of the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, and President of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho, where he was a youth mentor (a "big") for eleven years. Joe has also been an active baseball and youth football coach in Meridian. Joe’s dedicated service has been recognized by his peers, as he was selected as Idaho's "Big brother of the Year" for his dedicated service to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Idaho, honored by the Idaho Business Review as a "40 under 40" recipient in 2004, honoring the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40, and in 2014 the Meridian Chamber of Commerce selected Joe as Meridian’s "Man of the Year." Giving back to his community has always been, and will always be, a large part of Mr. Borton’s priorities.
Joe was raised in Boise, Idaho and is a graduate of Boise High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics, with honors, from the University of Oregon, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, traveling, camping with his family, and has been an active triathlete having completed 11 Olympic-distance triathlons.
Reported Idaho Supreme Court Cases:
Fisk v Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, 141 Idaho 290 (2005)
Foley v Grigg, 144 Idaho 530 (2007)
Bridgetower Dental v Meridian Computer Center, Inc 152 Idaho 569 (2012)
City of Middleton v Coleman Homes, LLC, 163 Idaho 716 (2018)
Hardy v Phelps and Boise County, 165 Idaho137 (2019)
City of Eagle v Two Rivers HOA, Inc, 167 Idaho 70 (2020)
Carter v. Gateway Parks, LLC, 168 Idaho 428, 483 P.3d 971 (2020)
Treasure Valley home Solutions v Chason, ___ Idaho ___ (2022)