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Sean P. Walsh

Managing Partner and Owner

Sean P. Walsh brings more than 16 years of criminal defense experience to Walsh & Lewis PLLC. He has worked in both the government and the private sector. Further, he has been a managing partner for several years as well as being actively engaged with numerous professional organizations.


Sean P. Walsh began his career in Lewiston, Idaho, where he practiced both family law and criminal defense. In 2007, he moved with his family to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where his law practice focused on criminal defense. In 2010, he started his own private practice where he continued to provide criminal defense litigation services. Soon thereafter, in 2011, the Federal Courts appointed Sean P. Walsh to the Criminal Justice Act Panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In 2015, the Idaho Supreme Court placed Sean P. Walsh on the Idaho Capital Defense Counsel Roster. Sean P. Walsh currently accepts all types of criminal defense cases.

Sean P. Walsh has served on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is currently a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The association has recognized him as 1 of the top 10 criminal defense attorneys under 40 in the State of Idaho.

Committed to Our Community

Throughout his career, Sean P. Walsh has also found ways to give back to his community. In 2014, he received the Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award from the Idaho State Bar. In 2016, he served on the Access to Justice Idaho 2016 Leadership Committee for the First Judicial District. From 2013 to 2016, He served as the attorney of record for the volunteer advocates of the North Idaho CASA program. In 2020, Governor Brad Little appointed Sean P. Walsh to serve on the Idaho State Public Defense Commission. Sean P. Walsh is currently the President of the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Sean P. Walsh is a valuable member of our team and is committed to serving his clients. He currently practices both state and federal criminal defense, and he takes cases in Kootenai County Idaho.


  • Member, Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Louisville, Colorado, 2006 & 2007 College
  • National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia, 2010 College
  • Bachelor of Science, Political Theory and Public Law, cum laude, 2002 College
  • Boise State University, Boise, Idaho College
  • Juris Doctor, 2005 College
  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho College
  • We Serve the Five North Idaho Counties
  • Accessibility to Your Attorney
  • Full-Service Criminal & Family Law Firm
  • Over Three Decades of Experience

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