Anita H. Hurlburt

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Boise

ahhurlburt@perkinsmitchell.com

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Anita has a litigation practice throughout the State of Idaho. Her practice areas include construction defect, real estate, product liability, and personal injury. Anita graduated cum laude from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, in 2018. She clerked at the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals for the Hon. Alesa D. M. Fuiise, then for the Hon. Chief Judge Lisa M, Ginoza, and finally for the Hon. Clyde J. Wadsworth before joining Perkins, Mitchell, Pope & McAllister LLP as an associate.

While in law school, Anita spent a summer volunteering for the Hon. Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawaii Supreme Court, followed by a fall externship with the Hon. Dayna Beamer of the Honolulu Immigration Court. She gained litigation and transactional experience at a boutique firm in Honolulu, Hawai’i working on issues varying from business formation to copyright, easements, fraud, unfair or deceptive business practices, leases, and contract disputes. She further gained criminal defense experience at a criminal defense firm, assisting in the defense charges of murder, fraud, and terrorism, as well as appellate experience with an interlocutory appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Anita served as a senior editor on the Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal and staff editor on the Hawai’i Law Review, as Magister of the Richardson Inn, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, and was a member of the James S. Burns Aloha Chapter of American Inns of Courts. She successfully completed the Hawaii Federal Trial Academy in the United States District Court of the District of Hawaii. Anita also joint the Hawaii Innocence Project, where she served as a team leader. During law school, Anita earned two CALI awards for academic excellence in Appellate Writing and Constitutional Law II. Her article, Building Constructive Prison Reform on Norway’s Five Pillars, Cemented with Aloha, 19 Asian-Pac L. & Pol’y J. 194, was cited in the HCR 85 Task force’s Final Report to the Hawai’i Legislature for which she provided research and support in the Task Force’s mandate to make recommendations for improvement to Hawaii's correctional system.

Before law school, Anita worked as a writer and copy editor, editing a university level textbook and articles for Ski, Skiing, Outside and Marathon & Beyond magazines. Anita also worked for the Department of the Army as a Family Readiness Support Assistant and a Real Estate Support Specialist.

Anita grew up in Oslo, Norway and has lived in four countries and six U.S. States. She is fluent in English and Norwegian, as well as possessing a conversational knowledge of German. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Rhetoric and Language from the University of Alaska Anchorage, graduating cum laude.

Anita is a member of the Idaho and Hawai’i State Bars, as well as the United States District Court for the Districts of Idaho and Hawaii.