United States District & Bankruptcy Courts
Lawyer Representatives

Purpose of Lawyer Representatives

The lawyer representative position assists the Federal Court to improve the administration of justice and works on the themes of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  The representatives must be willing to attend committee meetings and the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  Generally, the lawyer representative serves as a liaison between the federal bar and the U.S. Courts.

Typical duties of the lawyer representative position include: serving as the representative of the bar to advance opinions and suggestions for improvement, making recommendations on the use of the Court’s non-appropriated fund, assisting the Court in the implementation of new programs or procedures, serving on court committees, and developing the curriculum, or serving as faculty, for training programs such as the annual District Bench/Bar Conference.   The representatives may survey federal bar members about issues or concerns and recommend rule or policy changes.

Lawyer Representative Role and Responsibilities
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Current and Previous Lawyer Representatives
List of Lawyer Representatives / Years of Service
2019 Lawyer Representatives Contact Information
2020 Lawyer Representatives Contact Information
Robert A. Faucher

Bob Faucher has practiced bankruptcy and commercial law and litigation with Holland & Hart in Boise since 1992.  In addition to his role as one of the three current Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives for Idaho, Bob is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy section of the Idaho State Bar, the board of the St. Alphonsus Hospital Foundation, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.  He was recently named a Mountain States Super Lawyers® Top 100 Lawyer (Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada) and is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Leading Lawyer for Business in Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Chambers also recently named Holland & Hart’s Boise bankruptcy/restructuring practice Tier 1 in Idaho. 

An Idaho native, Bob obtained his law degree from Harvard University, cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Yale University, summa cum laude. He is the proud father of Madeleine, Sam, Ian and Paul.

Appointed November, 2017
Term of Service: 2018-2020

Contact Information:

Robert A. Faucher (4th District)
Holland & Hart LLP

800 W. Main., Ste. 1750 | Boise, ID 83702
t. 208.342.5000 | f. 208.343.8869


DeAnne Casperson

DeAnne Casperson is a partner at Casperson Ulrich Dustin PLLC. A native of Preston, Idaho, Ms. Casperson graduated from Utah State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Chemistry. Ms. Casperson worked at the Idaho National Laboratory for several years before returning to school, obtaining a law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 1999 with distinction. Following her graduation, Ms. Casperson served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dean Whipple of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Ms. Casperson joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City, representing employers and corporate clients in litigation matters. Since returning to Idaho, Ms. Casperson has continued her practice in employment and general litigation matters. Ms. Casperson has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court and won numerous arbitrated labor disputes. 

Appointed: November 2018
Term of Service: 2019-2021

Contact Information:

DeAnne Casperson (7th District)
Casperson Ulrich Dustin PLLC

356 W. Sunnyside Rd., Suite B
| Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
T. (208) 524-0566
| F. (208) 745-2523


Alexandra O. Caval

Alexandra Caval is the principal attorney at Caval Law Office, PC.  Ms. Caval is a native of Twin Falls, Idaho and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in both political science and economics and a Juris Doctorate in 2008. Following graduation, Ms. Caval joined the firm of Hepworth & Associates practicing criminal and civil litigation. Thereafter she became the staff attorney for the standing chapter 13 trustee for the District of Idaho where she represented the trustee in various bankruptcy matters throughout the southern part of the state. Ms. Caval opened her own firm in 2014 and she focuses her practice on bankruptcy law primarily representing individual and business debtors file for relief under various chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. Ms. Caval is also a member, and past chairperson of, the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar.

Appointed November, 2019
Term of Service: 2020-2022

Contact Information:

Alexander O. Caval (5th & 7th Districts)
Caval Law Office

248 Idaho Street S. | Twin Falls, ID 83301
t. 208.733.2035 | f. 208.733.3919


Nicole C. Hancock

Nicole Hancock is a partner and a trial attorney in the Boise office. Nicole chairs Stoel Rives' Food and Agribusiness Initiative. A "smart and tenacious lawyer," who is "not afraid to tackle tough cases," according to a Chambers USA survey, Nicole represents corporate clients in a variety of legal issues that include contractual disputes, trade secret defense and enforcement, intellectual property enforcement and litigation, licensing disputes, and other corporate matters. Nicole has successfully tried cases in both state and federal court litigation and appeals, mediated resolutions, prelitigation evaluations and opinions, and litigation consultation services. Nicole's prior experience as Corporate Counsel for a global company gives her the ability to draw from her business knowledge in representing clients in various litigation matters. She takes the time to get to know her clients and their business needs, and she works to find the best result for her clients' businesses. Nicole's legal know-how and courtroom experience allow her to develop and implement winning litigation strategies.

Appointed November, 2015
Term of Service: 2016-2018

Emeritus: 2019, 2020

Contact Information:

Nicole C. Hancock (4th District)
Stoel Rives LLP

101 S. Capitol Blvd. #1900 | Boise, ID 83702
t. 208.387.4231 | f. 208.389.9040


April M. Linscott

April Linscott is one of four partners at Owens, McCrea and Linscott, where she practices general civil litigation focusing on litigation in employment law, real estate, business disputes and probate.  Ms. Linscott is also a trained mediator.  She has assisted her clients in achieving results whether through alternative dispute resolution, litigation or appeal.

Ms. Linscott graduated from the University of Idaho and obtained her law degree from the Gonzaga University School of Law.  Ms. Linscott is an Advisory Member on the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.  She is licensed to practice law since 2004 in Idaho, District of Idaho, Idaho Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit.

She has participated in the Federal Court pro bono program by assisting self-represented litigants in their cases.  Ms. Linscott currently serves on the Brown Bag CLE committee of the Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and has assisted in advertising, organizing and hosting luncheon series CLEs in the First and Second Judicial Districts.

Appointed November, 2016
Term of Service:  2017-2019

Emeritus: 2020, 2021

Contact Information:

April M. Linscott (1st & 2nd Districts)
Owens McCrea & Linscott

8596 N. Wayne Dr., Ste A | Hayden, ID 83835
t. 208.762.0203 | f. 208.762.0303