Elijah represents companies of all shapes and sizes through all phases of the trial process in both state and federal courts. He handles complex matters ranging from multi-decade class action lawsuits and cross-country trademark disputes, to product liability and construction defect cases. Elijah has consistently proven himself to be an effective litigator uniquely able to distil complex fact patterns and legal minutia down to the heart of an issue in ways that are both understandable for his clients and persuasive for courts.
An avid cyclist and rock climber, Elijah has litigated on behalf of several clients in the outdoor industries and recreation space. Representative matters include mediation on behalf of a ski resort and one of its commercial tenants over lease arrangements; settlement on behalf of a tactical clothing and outdoor equipment company arising from a breached supply agreement; advising a crash pad bouldering company on liability waivers; and litigating on behalf of a renowned golf course on claims of trademark infringement, dilution, unfair competition, and cybersquatting.
In addition to his extensive client work, Elijah regularly provides pro bono counseling to domestic violence victims, political asylees and endangered children. Prior to moving back home to his native Idaho and joining Stoel Rives, Elijah practiced complex commercial litigation at the Chicago office of one of the world’s largest law firms.
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