Kelsie A. Kirkham

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Kelsie A.Kirkham
Phone: 208.522.6700
Direct: 208.528.5234

Kelsie Kirkham is an experienced trial lawyer and member of the firm’s Employment, Healthcare, Litigation and Sexual Assault practice groups at Parsons Behle & Latimer.  She maintains a general civil litigation practice with an emphasis on employment litigation and counseling, healthcare litigation and advising, sexual assault litigation and general contract disputes.

Kelsie’s employment practice involves representation of employers in lawsuits and counseling in a variety of areas, including:

  • Sex discrimination and sexual harassment
  • Age discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • ADA, disability and medical issues in the workplace
  • FMLA and other leave issues
  • Wrongful termination
  • Employment contracts and compensation
  • Non-compete, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime, exemptions, and wage issues
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Terminations and unemployment
  • Wage claims
  • Workplace investigations
  • IHRC and EEOC charges and complaints

Kelsie’s healthcare practice involves defending claims of medical malpractice and board disciplinary licensure matters.

Kelsie possesses litigation experience in sexual assault and abuse matters. She brings to Parsons Behle & Latimer, prior experience of passionately prosecuting crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Kelsie continues to represent victims of sexual assault in civil litigation and works in connection with local non-profit organizations to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence. 

As a general litigator and trial attorney, Kelsie is consistently rated by her peers as among the best trial attorneys in the area.   


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University of Idaho College of Law (J.D., 2014)

Idaho Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
Student Bar Association, Vice President
D. Craig Lewis Trial Team, Top Participant Award
Spirit of the Class Award nomination recipient

Idaho State University (B.S., 2011)

Political Science Major


Recognized as "One to Watch" in Best Lawyers in America 2021

Idaho Court of Appeals (2014–2015)



Idaho State Bar (2014–present)

Employment and Labor Law Section
Health Law Section
Litigation Section

American Bar Association (2019–present)

Idaho Women Lawyers Association (2017–present)

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Volunteer Attorney (2017–present)


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Southeast Idaho Chapter

Board Member (2018–present)

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center

Board Member (2019–present)
Liaison (2015–present) 

District 91 Education Foundation

Board Member (2018–present)


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho


University of Idaho College of Law