Daniel V. Steenson



Attorney at Law
Founding Member

E-Mail:  Dan@SawtoothLaw.com

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Dan has over twenty-five years of experience in water rights, water quality, flood management, public and local land use, grazing rights, mining, agricultural, and environmental law.  Dan’s practice includes representing a variety of clients and entities in judicial and administrative proceedings at the local, state and federal levels.  He also has extensive experience crafting and presenting legislation to the Idaho legislature, and working collaboratively with diverse interest groups to develop innovative and effective solutions to Idaho’s natural resource challenges.

Practice Areas

  • Water Rights
  • Water Quality
  • Flood Management
  • Public Land Use
  • Local Land Use
  • Grazing Rights
  • Mining
  • Agricultural Law
  • Environmental Law


  • Treasure Valley Water Users Association Water Statesman Award (2019)


  • J.D., University of Colorado (1990)
  • B.A., St. Olaf College (1983)


  • Admitted to practice law in Idaho (1991)
  • Admitted to practice before all Idaho Courts

Professional Presentations

  • Numerous presentations from the 1990’s to present regarding water rights, water quality, flood management regulatory reform and other natural resource topics for seminars, symposiums and other events sponsored by the Idaho Water Users Association, Treasure Valley Water Users Association, Idaho Soil Conservation Commission, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho Environmental Forum, multiple agricultural associations, and other entities. 

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Director, Lower Boise Watershed Council (Agricultural Stakeholder Representative) 

Personal Information

When Dan is not practicing law, he enjoys playing golf and tennis, inline speed skating, skiing, rugby administration and coaching, and spending time with his family.

Boise Office

  • 1101 W. River Street, Suite 110
    Boise, Idaho 83702

Challis Office

  • 1301 E. Main Street
    Challis, Idaho 83226

Twin Falls Office

  • 236 River Vista Place, Suite 301
    Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

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