Thomas J. Lloyd III

Shareholder | E: | P: 208-343-5454 |

Tom Lloyd is not just a versatile and dedicated legal counsel at Elam & Burke, he’s also a steadfast ally to his clients. With expertise spanning commercial litigation, real estate, employment disputes, and contractor disputes, Tom offers his clients personalized, high-quality legal advice tailored to their unique needs.

Above all, Tom’s approach to the law revolves around being a faithful companion to his clients. His commitment goes beyond simply representing them in legal matters; he immerses himself in understanding their individual needs and concerns. This deep involvement enables him to craft legal strategies that not only address immediate challenges but also anticipate future opportunities and potential obstacles.

A native of Southeast Idaho, Tom’s journey to law was guided by his deep sense of justice. After graduating from the University of Idaho, where he was a member of the University’s Track and Field Team, Tom ventured back east to law school in the heart of the nation – Washington, D.C. After graduation, he returned home and has practiced in Boise ever since. His experience has culminated in his current shareholder position at Elam & Burke, where he handles a broad spectrum of practice areas. His ability to connect with individuals and small businesses on a personal level allows him to provide legal advice that is directly aligned with their business goals.

Respected for his professionalism and skill in the courtroom, Tom has practiced throughout Idaho, as well as in Washington, Oregon, California, Michigan and Wisconsin. Aside from his skills in the courtroom, Tom is equally known for his resilience. This is exemplified by his commitment to running at least one mile every day since his son’s birth in 2011 — a testament to the same unwavering dedication he extends to his clients. Just as with each new daily run, Tom eagerly approaches the new (and sometimes obscure) challenges that his clients’ individual situations present.

Outside the office, Tom is an active community supporter, contributing to initiatives aimed at enhancing Boise’s livability. He’s a nature enthusiast, often exploring Idaho’s wilderness with his family, running on Boise’s trails, and enjoying the city’s vibrant culture.



  • The George Washington University Law School J.D., 2007
  • University of Idaho B.A. Philosophy, 2003, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho State and Federal Courts
  • United States Tax Court
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Idaho State Bar Young Lawyers Section
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Giraffe Laugh, Inc., Former President of the Board of Directors


  • 2009 Idaho Accomplished Under 40 Award, Idaho Business Review
  • 2012 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017-2018 Mountain States Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Business Litigation