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Michael Spink, Mediator, Boise, Idaho.

Michael Spink

Diplomate member
Butler Spink LLP
515 W Linden St
Boise, ID 83706
Tel: (208) 761-5064
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Recognized to Idaho Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Oregon

Other ADR Services: Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2011
  • # of MEDS (as of 29/2/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 29/2/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


After more than forty years building a solid foundation in the litigation of real estate, title insurance, employment and general business disputes, Michael Spink developed a dynamic practice in the mediation of all facets of business, real estate, and civil litigation law.

Michael has always approached litigation as an exercise in problem-solving, and the progression of his role to participation as a neutral voice in dispute resolution is a logical, and exciting, evolution of that practice. This unique perspective, grounded in practical application, gives Michael valuable insight into the nuances of mediation and dispute resolution.

Michael obtained comprehensive mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, the premiere mediation training group center at Pepperdine University School of Law, as well as through NADN Advanced Mediation Training.

Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Utilities


  • Stanford University, B.A., 1972
  • University of Denver, J.D., 1977
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2012 (Certificate in 'Mediating the Litigated Case').
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2016, (Preventing Bad Settlement Decisions and Impasse).
  • NADN Advanced Mediation Training, Toronto 2017.
  • NADN Advanced Mediation Training, Seattle 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Idaho State Bar Association, Senior
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Inactive
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Idaho Mediation Association
  • Oregon Mediation Association 
  • Chambers USA, Mediation, Band 1
  • Best Lawyers® 2021-23 ®Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Super Lawyers®, Mountain States, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2019-2023)
  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubble
  • AV® Preeminent™ Judicial Rating from Martindale-Hubble
  • Best Lawyers® Real Estate Law, and Real Estate, Litigation (18 years)
  • Best Lawyers® 2019, 2021  2023 ®Litigation - RE, Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers® 2020 ®Real Estate Law - Lawyer of the Year
  • Super Lawyers®, Mountain States, Bus. Lit. (2008-2018)
  • Listed on AAA

Rates Information

$350 base rate. Call for details.

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