James D. LaRue


PHONE: 208-343-5454   FAX: 208-384-5844
EMAIL: jdl@elamburke.com


Mr. LaRue joined the firm in 1975. Mr. LaRue is a litigator; his primary area of practice is first-party and third-party insurance defense, along with professional malpractice and products liability defense. He supervises and provides legal services to various insurance companies.

Mr. LaRue was born in 1946 in Rupert, Idaho, and was raised in Minidoka County, Idaho. He was commissioned in the United States Army and taught at the Officers Candidate School in the gunnery department. He served as a forward observer and battalion fire direction officer in the Republic of Vietnam. He enjoys spending time with his family, golf, skiing, racquetball, and other sports.

Practice Areas


University of Idaho, J.D. 1975; University of Idaho, B.A. Finance 1968.


Idaho state and federal courts.


Idaho Fourth District Bar Association; Idaho State Bar; Defense Research Institute; Idaho Association of Defense Counsel (past president); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; The American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow); Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent.