Maria O. Hart

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Maria O.Hart
Phone: 208.562.4900
Direct: 208.562.4893

Maria O. Hart is a member of the firm’s Litigation, Trials & Appeals practice group at Parsons Behle & Latimer.  Ms. Hart’s practice focuses generally on commercial litigation and business law.  She has experience representing businesses and individuals in both Idaho and Montana.  Her practice involves litigation in both federal and state court pursuing or defending against a variety of issues including litigating real estate transactions, determining the enforceability of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, applying for and enforcing trademark protection, defending clients in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, and defending employers against claims of discrimination. She also has experience responding to FOIA and Privacy Act requests.

Ms. Hart has experience litigating and interpreting numerous municipal ordinances.  She has helped resolve client issues through mediation and arbitration.

Ms. Hart has been practicing law for five years.

Prior to joining the Boise office of Parson Behle & Latimer, she was an attorney at one of the largest Idaho-based law firms.


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Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School (J.D., 2012)

- BYU Journal of Public Law, Lead Articles Editor
- Recipient of the Faculty Award for Meritorious Contribution and Distinguished Service

Eastern Michigan University, summa cum laude
(B.S., 2001)

- Major in History, minor in Music



Secondment, Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC at Idaho National Laboratory (July 2015 - October 2015), advise on employment-related matters. Idaho Falls, ID

Idaho State Bar (2012 – Present)
Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Real Estate Sections

Montana State Bar (2013 – Present)

Idaho Women Lawyers (2011 – Present)

American Bar Association (2013 – Present)

J. Reuben Clark Law Society (2012 – Present)


Sun Valley Institute, Board Member (2015 - present)

Women in Business Symposium, Idaho Small Business Development Center, Board Member (2012 – 2014)

Idaho Ballet Theatre, Board Member (2012 – 2014)

Classroom Volunteer, Longfellow Elementary School
(2012 – 2014)

Youth Soccer Coach (2013 – 2014)


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


Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School