Ms. Clapp’s practice emphasizes estate and business planning, estate administration, commercial transactions, taxation, and trusts. She is a frequent lecturer on limited liability companies, choice of entity, estate planning, and probate. Ms. Clapp is former president of the Boise Estate Planning Council and was a member of the Southwest Idaho Planned Giving Council. Ms. Clapp is past President of the Boise-Treasure Valley chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). She has previously served as chair of the Idaho State Bar Section of Taxation, Probate, and Trusts, as chair of the Idaho Law Foundation Continuing Legal Education Committee, on the board of The Education Foundation Joint School District No. 2, and on the steering committee for the Idaho Leave a Legacy program. Ms. Clapp was chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Idaho College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. Ms. Clapp is also a member of Trust and Estate Professionals, Inc.
Since 2003, Ms. Clapp has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates, and for Litigation – Trusts and Estate. In addition, Ms. Clapp was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Boise Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” and Best Lawyers’ 2017 Boise Litigation- Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.” Ms. Clapp has been recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of trusts for 2008 to 2013 and 2017. Ms. Clapp is also recognized by Best of the United States as a Best Lawyer in the U.S. Ms. Clapp received the Tribute to Women in Industry Award in 2000 and was recognized in 2003 by the Idaho Business Review as Accomplished Under 40. Ms. Clapp has been honored by the Board of Commissioners of the Idaho State Bar for Outstanding Service in recognition of her commitment to the Bar and Foundation through service to the CLE Committee and participation in the Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Ms. Clapp served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen S. Trott of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked in the Boise District Counsel’s Office for the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Clapp received both her bachelors degree and law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Idaho.
Kimberly Soyer is an Associate Attorney assisting clients with estate and business planning, estate administration, commercial transactions, and trusts. Ms. Soyer also has a strong litigation background. Before joining Sandra L. Clapp & Associates, P.A., Ms. Soyer was an associate at a small firm in Lafayette, California, where she worked in a wide variety of practice areas, including commercial construction litigation, contract disputes, and insurance coverage. Ms. Soyer received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law in 2005. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, graduating with high honors, from the University of Montana in 2002.
Auriana Clapp-Younggren is an associate attorney who joined the Firm in May 2014. Before joining Sandra L. Clapp & Associates, P.A., Ms. Clapp-Younggren was a Legal Intern at the University of Idaho Legal Aid Clinic, where she assisted clients in probate, landlord-tenant, and divorce matters. Ms. Clapp-Younggren received the “Spirit of the Clinic” award for her work on a class action lawsuit. Ms. Clapp-Younggren was a Legal Intern at Gjording Fouser, PLLC, where she worked in a wide variety of civil defense practice areas. Ms. Clapp-Younggren also interned at the Idaho Supreme Court in the Domestic Violence and Family Court Services divisions. Ms. Clapp-Younggren received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2014 and received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science from the College of Idaho in 2011. Ms. Clapp-Younggren volunteers her time at the Women’s and Children’s Alliance providing legal advice to victims of domestic violence.
Michael E. McLennan is an associate who joined the firm in December 2019. Mr. McLennan assists clients with estate planning and litigation. Prior to joining Sandra L. Clapp & Associates, P.A., Mr. McLennan was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Canyon County. Mr. McLennan was also a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over twenty-one years. Mr. McLennan has additional legal experience as a Deputy District Attorney at the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office in Portland, Oregon and as a Legal Intern at the civil law firm of Bonne, Jones, Bridges, Mueller, O'Keefe, and Hunt in Los Angeles, California. Mr. McLennan received his Juris Doctorate degree and Master's degree in Business Administration from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
Hello I’m Cooper. I am an miniature Australian Shepard born on a cattle ranch in Council, Idaho. During my first few weeks of life I was a cow dog as every day my parents would teach me how best to keep the cows from straying too far from home. Then one day some strange, but nice people showed up and took me away. I was a little sad at first, but then I began to make some new friends and quickly started my new job as an office greeter for Sandra Clapp & Associates.
I have a juris doggie degree from the University of Idaho, where all the best dogs go to school. I am trained to welcome you when you come to our office and as a sign of my affection, I will wag my stubby tail like crazy. If I really like you, I will give you one of my special “Cooper Hugs.” As if that was not enough to do, if you have a pet that needs any estate planning I am the right dog for the job. I know you have a choice when it comes to legal representation as they are so many attorneys out there... right, but only here at Sandra L. Clapp & Associates will you get to see me, my waggy tail and a “Cooper Hug” if you’re lucky.
Here I am at eight weeks old taking a nap. Naps help me to
think more clearly during the afternoon.
Here I am drafting my first pet will and POA for my new boss. Ms. Clapp has been a wonderful mentor for me.
When I am not working I enjoy fetching toys, trying to herd my parents around the house, swimming in the pond, running with my Dad, going on field trips and playing in my yard with my Golden Retriever cousins Gabe and Pippen.
Ps. I like cookies and will do most any trick for one, except play dead. That is so humiliating and inappropriate in a professional office environment.
Lisa has over 29 years of legal experience, 14 years working as a Paralegal.