Thomas A. Bushnell’s passion for helping people and solving problems started at an early age in third grade, while strategizing for a mock trial.
Today, Tom is owner and attorney at law at Bushnell Law, which opened its doors in Bonners Ferry in March of 2017. Since day one, Tom and his firm have been dedicated to being efficient and personable to each client who walks through their doors.
“We emphasize performing in a timely fashion so we can supply our clients with quality services while maintaining affordability,” says Tom.
The firm handles many different aspects of law. Sixty percent of their business is estate planning. Bushnell Law specializes in ensuring the maximum amount possible is left to their clients’ loved ones by avoiding probate and Medicaid liens, keeping money that should be passed down to the descendants from being usurped by outside forces. “We want the community to have a deeper understanding of what their options are and the dangers that can befall property and inheritances that are not properly protected,” affirms Tom. This led Tom to start teaching a free class on the third Friday of every month at 6:30pm to inform people about wills and trusts.
Tom has a gift for explaining the legal processes in simple terms for his clients, which allows them to easily understand the process without having to have a legal background.
As Sheraya Hauck, paralegal and office manager at Bushnell Law shares, “Tom loves to help people. He wants them to leave in a better position than when they arrived at our office, no matter the issue at hand.”
The Bushnells have called Boundary County home for the last two decades after relocating from Washington state. Tom and his family originally moved to Porthill and lived off-grid in a log home. As Tom says, “The natural beauty of Boundary County is unparalleled.”
During Tom and Sherry’s more than 37 years of marriage, the couple has been devoted not only to each other but three nonprofit organizations. Today they run Blessed Beginnings, a crisis pregnancy center in Boundary County, as well as two other nonprofit organizations.
If you are looking for a local attorney to help guide you through your estate planning or any of the additional services they offer, Bushnell Law has your best interest in mind. Thomas A. Bushnell is licensed in Idaho, Washington and California.
6430 Kootenai Street / PO Box 1833
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805