Gary I. Amendola

Gary I. Amendola

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
866-958-9512 (Toll Free)

Gary Amendola received his Juris Doctorate at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and was first admitted to practice law in 1979 in the State of Alaska. He later began practicing law in the State of Idaho, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court of Idaho, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He began his legal career as a partner in a general practice law firm in Sitka, Alaska. In 1982, he became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska, where he was involved in various areas of law, including labor cases, child abuse and neglect cases, environmental law and litigation relating to Alaska Native sovereignty and charitable gaming. He moved to the Coeur d'Alene area in 1995 where he has worked as a Kootenai County Public Defender and in the general practice of law.  In 2001 he joined the Walker Rines & Amendola Law Firm, now Amendola Doty & Brumley, PLLC, as a partner. He has handled significant criminal, civil and personal injury cases.

Mr. Amendola is a dedicated father who has mostly on his own raised his son and daughter. He is still very involved in their academic and personal pursuits. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife Annie.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • General Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Specialist, ITLA

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 1979
  • Idaho, 1994
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1995 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Alaska Attorney General's Office, Assistant Attorney General
  • Kootenai County Public Defender, Deputy Public Defender