Fredric V. Shoemaker

Law Practice

Over his 30-plus year career in law, Mr. Shoemaker's practice has encompassed a broad array of legal areas including real estate, business, commercial law, pharmaceutical and transportation. He has extensive experience in both litigation and transactional work in these and other practice areas.

He regularly consults for and provides guidance to lenders, businesses, developers, property owners, municipalities, and lawyers in commercial, general business, banking, condemnation and real estate matters. His litigation experience extends to construction, transportation, personal injury, land use and eminent domain. He has also been the lead or co-lead trial counsel in lender liability, pharmaceutical product liability, securities violations, municipal bonding, construction defect, complex contract and lender liability suits.

He has had significant experience in ADR and has also served as a hearings officer for the State of Idaho, having successfully resolved several commercial and real estate suits.

bar admissions Bar Admissions

  • Idaho
  • Nebraska

court admissionsCourt Admissions

  • Idaho State Courts
  • Nebraska State Courts
  • United States District Court, Idaho
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

education Education

  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, J.D., 1974
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.S., 1971

Professional Activities & Associations

Professional Recognition

Community Activities

Presentations & Publications

Mr. Shoemaker is a co-author of the Idaho State Bar Real Estate Legal Forms Manual and is a frequent lecturer in CLEs and to other trade organizations and associations regarding commercial law, condemnation, real estate, leasing, landlord/tenant relations, and land use regulation.

Reported Decisions

  • Caldero v. Tribune Publishing Co., 98 Idaho 288, 562 P.2d 791 (1977)
  • Meridian Bowling Lanes, Inc. v. Meridian Athletic Assn, Inc., 105 Idaho 509, 670 P.2d 1294 (1983)
  • Idaho State Homebuilders v. Washington Water Power, 107 Idaho 415, 690 P.2d 350 (1984)
  • Smith v. O/P Transportation, 128 Idaho 697, 918 P.2d 281 (1996)
  • DBSI/TRI v. Bender, 130 Idaho 796, 948 P.2d 151 (1997)
  • P.O. Adventures, Inc. v. Loucks Family Irrevocable Trust, 144 Idaho 233, 159 P.3d 870 (2007)
  • Idaho Trust Bank v. Christian, 154 Idaho 657, 301 P.3d 1275 (2013)