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Heather A. Cunningham

Idaho

Davison, Copple, Copple & Copple, LLP
199 North Capital Boulevard, Suite 600 P.O. Box 1583
Boise, ID 83701-1583
Tel:(208) 342- 3658 | Fax:(208) 386-9428
cunningham@davisoncopple.com | www.davisoncopple.com

For nearly 20 years, Heather Cunningham has advised and represented citizens across Idaho in litigation against government entities, large corporations, or other agencies granted eminent domain power. She has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, and handles matters from the initial answer or complaint through appeal, if necessary.

Heather has served as an instructor on eminent domain topics in legal seminars in Idaho and at the national level. She also regularly appears before the legislature to address eminent domain legislation, and has successfully drafted a number of bills which became law.

Significant Eminent Domain and Property Rights Representations and Reported Decisions

  • State of Idaho v. Jo Grace Jardine, 130 Idaho 318, 940 P 2d 1137 (1997) (Amicus Curiae)
  • Ada County Highway Dist. v. Sharp, 135 Idaho 888, 26 P.3d 1225 (2001)
  • Boel v. Stewart Title, 137 Idaho 9, 43 P 3d 768 (2002)
  • KMST v. Ada County Highway District, 138 Idaho 577, 67 P 3d 56 (2003)
  • C & G, Inc. v. Canyon Highway Dist. No. 4, 139 Idaho 140, 75 P.3d 194 (2003)
  • VFP VC v. Dakota Co., 141 Idaho 326, 109 P 3d 714 (2005)
  • VFP VC v. Dakota Co., 142 Idaho 675, 132 P 3d 432 (2006)
  • City of Boise v. Frazier, 143 ID 1, 137 P.3d 388 (2006)
  • State of Idaho v. Canyon Vista, 148 Idaho 718, 228 P.3d 985 (2010)

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Idaho
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court of Idaho
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • Idaho State Bar
  • American Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

  • American Inns of Court No. 130; 1997-1998
  • Omicorn Delta Kappa
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • National Forensic League
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Owners’ Counsel of America, Board of Directors (2005-2009)