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Attorney at Law & Associate

Katie L. Vandenberg-Van Vliet

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Born and raised on an Idaho dairy farm with an active lifestyle, Katie developed a love for agriculture and the outdoors at an early age.  Drawing on this passion, she is devoted to assisting businesses, families, recreationists, and producers in agricultural and rural communities with their legal needs.

Katie joined the firm as a law clerk in the summer of 2018, where she assisted the attorneys in many different practice areas as she finished her law degree.  In May of 2019, Katie graduated cum laude from the University of Idaho College of Law, with her grades placing her in the top 10 of her class.  Before joining Sawtooth Law Offices, Katie completed undergraduate degrees in agricultural economics and accounting with high honors.  She has interned for several agribusinesses and for the Office of Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, where she gained the skills necessary to be a well-rounded advocate for agriculture and those in allied industries.


Practice Areas

  • Agricultural Law
  • Businesses/Corporations
  • Civil Litigation & Appeals
  • Estate Planning, Trusts & Probates
  • Land Use Law
  • Governmental Affairs & Legislation
  • Natural Resources & Public Lands
  • Real Property
  • Water Law
  • Contract Law


  • J.D., University of Idaho College of Law (2019), cum laude
  • B.S. Business, University of Idaho (2016), Major in Accounting, summa cum laude
  • B.S. Agric. Economics, University of Idaho (2016), Major in Agribusiness, magna cum laude


  • Admitted to U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (2020)
  • Admitted to Practice before all Idaho courts and the U.S. District Court for Idaho (2019)
  • Admitted to Practice Law in Idaho (2019)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Idaho State Bar Agricultural Law Section, Member and At Large Governing Council Member (2020-Present)
  • University of Idaho College of Law Curriculum Committee, Student Rep. (2018-19)
  • Idaho Law Review, Natural Resource and Environmental Law Symposium Editor (2018-19)
  • Student Bar Association, Class Representative (2017-19)
  • Honor Court, Student Justice (2017-19)
  • Legal Research and Writing Class, Teaching Assistant (2017-18)
  • Agricultural Law Society, Member and former Secretary (2016-19)
  • Federalist Society (2016-19)
  • Phi Alpha Delta (2016-19)
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Street Law Clinic (2018)
  • Idaho Organizing Project Citizenship Day (2017)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Association (2017)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Christmas Drive (2016-17)


  • University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence (2018), for achieving academic success; demonstrating professional preparation; and campus and community leadership
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2017), for legal research & writing, § 2
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2016), for civil procedure I, § 2

Personal Information

Katie is the third generation to be actively involved in her family’s dairy and farming operations, where she completes many different tasks around the farm. In her spare time, she enjoys working on the dairy, riding her mule competitively, shooting archery, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling, riding ATVs, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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