IT WAS IN A FEDERAL COURTROOM in 1993 that Breck Seiniger’s passion for kayaking intersected with his talent for aggressive litigation—and his fearlessness in taking on powerful corporate defendants.
Breck was representing an Idaho inventor in a patent infringement suit over kayak design. Years earlier, Breck had met the designer while boating Idaho’s roughest rivers, and Breck’s success at trial confirmed his growing reputation as one of the area’s top trial lawyers.
For Breck’s peers, the case cemented the image of Breck Seiniger as a “David” willing to take on Goliath. It fueled his passion and ignited his courage in speaking out to protect the rights of individuals which he has now done for over 40 years.
Over the years, Breck Seiniger has achieved the most coveted honors of his profession: selection by his peers for The Best Lawyers in America and Mountain States SuperLawyers, and the highest possible rating (“AV”) for legal skill and integrity from Martindale.com. Seiniger Law has been named to the list of “Best Law Firms” in the national rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
These days, Breck’s time on the rivers is spent more as a father teaching his teenage kids to develop the skills and enjoy the thrills of kayaking. Breck’s wife, Julie Seiniger, is also an attorney at Seiniger Law, and they have a family of four children.
“In mentoring my kids, I was reminded of how the lessons I learned on the river had found their way into my approach to practicing law,” Breck says. “The key to attacking the rapids is knowledge and preparedness. Always respect the dangers presented by your opponent, facing them head-on when necessary but keeping an eye open for a more creative, more effective approach. Most importantly, remember to stop along the way to help others who may be trapped in the currents.”
It is that commitment to helping others that led Breck Seiniger into the field of personal injury law. “I saw an opportunity to bring compassion into a process that so often seems to ignore the real impact that a severe injury has on the lives of the victims and their families,” Breck recalls. “I wanted my clients to know that they come first and that as a family man myself, I can understand what they are going through.”
Breck credits this notion of “putting clients first” for his success in winning many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements over the years. His many jury trials, bench trials, mediations, and appellate cases have led the Idaho State Bar to give him their award for outstanding service to the profession, and have made Breck a popular lecturer at legal seminars.
Never too busy to give back, Breck Seiniger served as Chairman of the Idaho State Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, and was a member of the Brain Injury Association board, among other professional boards and organizations.
Hard worker, a devoted family man, and a trusted friend. If you knew Breck Seiniger, you’d know that describes him perfectly—on the river or in the courtroom.
He began his practice of law in Idaho in the late 1970’s. He is an honors graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the University of Idaho College of Law. He is a member of the bar in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Breck has focused his practice of law on personal injury, workers’ compensation, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment. He is also known for his special interest in the area of courtroom technology and law office technology.