Paralegals

Beth D Rountree

Beth Rountree is busy in life and as the firm’s litigation paralegal, with more than 25 years of experience.  Prior to joining Casey Legal Group PLLC, Beth worked with Clint at Cantrill Skinner Lewis Casey & Sorensen, LLP for more than eight years and before that spent  years as a paralegal with Albertson’s Inc and another large Boise-based law firm. She has experience in all types of litigation and is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist.  Her areas of focus include all types of litigation, from agricultural damage to construction defects, general business, appellate practice and workers’ compensation defense.

Beth has a B.S. in Political Science (1992) and a certificate in Paralegal Studies (1995) from Boise State University.  Beth is a former adjunct faculty member in Boise State University’s Paralegal Studies Program and served on the Advisory Board. Beth has been a presenter for the Idaho Association of Paralegals, Inc. and the Idaho State Bar.  During her time as an instructor she was a contributing author for the article “Importance of the Office Environment: What to Tell the May Graduates” published in April 2002 in The Paralegal Educator, a publication of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

A member of the Idaho Association of Paralegals, Inc. since 1996, Beth has served as a past President, Vice President of Education, Vice President of Membership, Historian and Board Advisor.  Her other professional affiliations include service as a layman panelist volunteer for the Idaho State Bar Fee Arbitration Board.

Away from the office Beth is a spectator and chauffeur for her son’s travel and high school hockey teams, after many years as her daughter’s travel softball mom.  Beth and her husband, Tyler, live in Meridian with their two children and golden retriever, Hank.

Education:

  • Boise State University, B.S., 1992
  • Boise State University, Certificate of Paralegal Studies, 1995
  • Certification as Idaho Workers’ Compensation Specialist, Advanced Level, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Idaho Association of Paralegals (past president)
  • Idaho State Bar Fee Arbitration Board (panelist volunteer)

Areas of Focus:

  • Civil litigation and trials
  • Construction defect litigation
  • Agricultural/crop loss litigation
  • Breach of contract/business dispute litigation
  • Products liability
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • Insurance defense
  • Insurance subrogation litigation

Judy L Holder

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Idaho Association of Paralegals (past president)
  • Idaho State Bar Fee Arbitration Board (panelist volunteer)

Judy Holder’s legal career began during high school and has blossomed ever since. She is the firm’s workers’ compensation paralegal with 38 years of varied paralegal experience – 28 years in Alaska, and 10 years in Idaho. Prior to joining Casey Legal Group, Judy worked with Clint for five years at Cantrill Skinner Lewis Casey & Sorensen LLP. Judy has experience in agricultural law, medical & dental malpractice defense, intellectual property law, and business law. Judy’s heart has always been drawn to medico-legal work; she currently focuses primarily on medical analysis at Casey Legal Group.

She completed her Associate’s Certificate in Paralegal Studies at Portland Community College (1981). In Alaska Judy’s paralegal career focused primarily on medical malpractice defense work, including participation at trial of numerous high-exposure cases statewide. While living in rural Alaska Judy was Clerk of Court/Deputy Magistrate.

In Alaska Judy held the offices of President and Vice President for the Fairbanks Paralegal Association, mentored high school students in internships with local law firms, served as a law firm liaison to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and volunteered regularly for the transportation program with the non-profit Love, Inc.

Outside of work, Judy’s labor of love is providing real-time transcription for deaf and hearing impaired students at both University of Fairbanks and Boise State University, helping these students to have the same “whole” classroom experience as students who can hear.

Judy has enjoyed 38 years of fun & adventure with her husband, Russ. She has two daughters, one son-in-law, & four young grandsons who are the absolute joy of her world. In her free time, Judy enjoys being with her family, engaging in all kinds of activities. After dreaming for years of a cabin on a lake while living in Alaska, she and her husband have just realized that dream: they built a cabin at Cascade, Idaho. They regularly vacation in Hawaii where they enjoy long days at the beach, snorkeling and paddle boarding.

Education:

  • Portland Community College, Associate’s Certificate in Paralegal Studies, 1981
  • Certification as Idaho Workers’ Compensation Specialist, Advanced Level, 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Fairbanks Paralegals Association (past president, past vice president)

Areas of Focus:

  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • Medical Analysis for Civil Litigation