Paul McFarlane

Paul McFarlane | Attorney

Paul D. McFarlane joined Anderson, Julian & Hull, LLP in October of 2021.  Mr. McFarlane is a litigator who focuses primarily in the areas of insurance, injury and property/casualty defense, employment, and general litigation in both State and Federal courts.  Mr. McFarlane is experienced in all aspects of trial preparation and has handled both jury and bench trials, as well as arbitrations. He is also experienced in various forms of alternative dispute resolution.


Mr. McFarlane is admitted to practice law in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for all of these jurisdictions, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Examples of matters Mr. McFarlane has handled include:


  • Defense of an Idaho health care organization in a whistleblower action,  resulting in a verdict after a six week jury trial; 
  • A pollution subrogation claim involving defective fuel tanks;
  • Defending numerous employers against injury and death claims;
  • Large subrogation claim involving a fire that destroyed a hops warehouse; and
  • Defense of a property owner against claims by vessel owners stemming from a catastrophic fire that destroyed a cannery and 35 fishing vessels.


Mr. McFarlane previously practiced at his own law firm in Boise, Idaho, and prior to that practiced with Moffatt Thomas Barrett Rock & Fields, also in Boise. Before moving to Boise in 2004, he practiced with Madden Poliak MacDougall & Williamson in Seattle, Washington, where he handled maritime and general litigation matters.  


Mr. McFarlane received a Bachelor’s degree in history with honors from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He received his Juris Doctor cum laude from Tulane Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal


Mr. McFarlane enjoys Idaho’s great outdoors, where he loves to spend his leisure time backpacking, mountain biking and skiing with his family.  He also enjoys wandering the local trails with Homer, his quasi-obedient Labrador retriever.