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Elijah M. Watkins

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Elijah Watkins is a trial attorney who handles complex business litigation in both state and federal courts. He regularly represents companies in consumer and unlawful trade practices actions, intellectual property disputes, products liability matters (with an emphasis on drug and medical device litigation), commercial contract disputes, and real property issues. He routinely defends loan servicers in mortgage-related litigation. Elijah has appeared in state and federal courts across the country, including Idaho, Illinois, California, Utah, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and Wyoming. He works with public and privately held businesses in several industries, including insurance, technology, healthcare, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, consumer products and financial services.

In addition to his extensive commercial client work, Elijah regularly provides pro bono counseling to domestic violence victims, political asylees, endangered children and incarcerated persons.


Prior to moving back home to his native Idaho, Elijah practiced at Latham & Watkins LLP in Chicago.

Professional Memberships

- J. Reuben Clark Law Society

- Idaho State Bar, Litigation Section

- Board of Directors, Federal Defenders of Idaho, Finance Committee

- Idaho Working Group on State Prisoner Litigation