Andrew J. LaPorta


PHONE: 208-343-5454   FAX: 208-384-5844

Andrew’s practice at Elam and Burke involves a wide variety of complex civil litigation, including insurance defense, product liability, construction defect, and employment matters. Andrew also has a reputation for taking on novel and challenging cases encompassing a broad range of issues, ranging from lien disputes to trademark infringement.

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he graduated in 2014. After his graduation, Andrew accepted and completed a clerkship with the Honorable Joel E. Tingey of the Idaho Seventh Judicial District. After the conclusion of his clerkship he joined a small law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah where he represented clients in all areas of litigation. During his two years in Salt Lake City, he represented clients in several court trials, and one jury trial. Andrew’s prized achievement was reversing a $500,000.00 judgement that had been wrongfully imposed on his client.

Andrew moved to Boise in April 2018 where he began practice with a local firm specialized in insurance defense. Andrew joined Elam and Burke in February 2020 to continue his work in insurance defense and to further expand his practice into other areas of the law.

Andrew was born and raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and attended Brigham Young University-Idaho where he obtained a degree in history.


Brigham Young University Idaho, B.A History 2011
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D. 2014


Idaho State Bar (Health Law, Litigation and Appellate practice sections) and Idaho Defense Counsel Association


Idaho State and Federal courts
Utah State and Federal courts