A native of southern Idaho, Bruce Skaug’s ancestors homesteaded near Lizard Butte in Canyon County.
Bruce graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1988 and served for three years as a trial attorney for the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office in Boise.
In 1992, he began civil practice with the Goicoechea Law Office, Nampa with an emphasis on personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation litigation.
After 23 years of successfully representing injured people, and gathering a growing team of attorneys and support staff, Bruce changed the law firm name to Skaug Law, PC.
Bruce has recovered millions of dollars for his clients in verdicts and settlements.
He is a member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
In addition to his law practice, Bruce Skaug was elected to the Nampa City Council in 2013 and is currently serving as its president. He also serves as Commissioner of the Nampa Development Corporation.
Bruce has served on the board of directors for non-profit charitable organizations including the Salvation Army, Hands of Hope, Nampa Lions Club, The Joseph Project, The Canyon County Historical Society, College Church of the Nazarene, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Foundation Board, Nampa Babe Ruth, Lifeline Crisis Pregnancy Center, Nampa Christian Schools Foundation Board and the Nampa Public Library.
Bruce is serving as Event Chair for the Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho Annual Fundraising Gala.
Bruce and Debbie Skaug have been married for over 30 years. They have six children and two grandchildren.
Idaho, 1988; Montana, 1995; Oregon, 2002; U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1988; U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho, J.D.; University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, B.S., Political Science Major; College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, Idaho, A.A., Social Science Major
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS AND PLAINTIFFS FROM
Claimants, physicians, State and Local elected officials, a U.S. Congress member and claimants from many U.S. States; nearly every state in Mexico; Puerto Rico, Brazil, China, Columbia, El Salvador, England, Finland, Guatemala, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan, Portugal and Yugoslavia.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Nampa Lions Club – Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for outstanding humanitarian service;
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2015
Lifetime Achievement, America’s Top 100 Attorneys
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Idaho, Oregon, & Montana Bar Associations; Association of Plantiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, Nampa Lions Club, President (1996-1997), District Patriotism Chair; Salvation Army Advisory Board (Former Vice President); Nampa Babe Ruth, Inc., Vice Chair, Secretary of the Board; Joseph Project, Inc. (China), Board Member, Nampa Library Board, Trustee (2006 – 2008); Life Member, National Rifle Association; Canyon Co.
Historical Society, Former Board Member; Hands of Hope, Inc., Former Board Member; The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Foundation Board Member; College Church of the Nazarene, Former Board Member; The National Crime Victim Bar Association; Christian Legal Society; Ronald Reagan Foundation