Mark H. Estess, J.D., Partner

mark_estess_photoMark Estess has decades of experience working in and with the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government both in Idaho and Washington, DC.

He began his professional career in 1988, working on Capitol Hill for United States Senator Steve Symms, and for Steptoe & Johnson LLP, one of the country’s premier international law and public policy firms with offices in DC and around the world.

Over many years of participation in the governmental public policy process, Mark Estess has promoted and defended the public policy interests of clients, including U.S. and non-U.S. Fortune 100-500 companies, trade associations with local, regional, and national operations, start-ups, as well as governmental entities. Mr. Estess has successfully helped clients navigate the challenges posed by the interplay of laws, public policy, regulation, competition, and economic trends across the fields regulated by the federal government and state, local, and international jurisdictions.

These experiences enabled Mr. Estess to develop substantive knowledge and strong, long-term relationships with individuals at all levels of government. He has earned a reputation as a balanced and bipartisan advocate, and is considered to be a primary trusted source of accurate and actionable information. Legislators, executive agency and department heads, and their staff, identify him with our clients and when pertinent issues arise, involve him at the outset.


Mr. Estess is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he earned a degree in Economics. He attended the Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy, and the University of Idaho College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate.

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