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Robert E. Farnam has practiced with Holden, Kidwell, Hahn & Crapo, P.L.L.C. in Idaho Falls for 40 years.  He has enjoyed representing multiple generations of clients through their various legal needs and family private foundations.   Rob has served on the Executive Program Planning Committee of the Idaho State Tax Institute for over 30 years, and has been a speaker many times at the Tax Institute and other professional seminars throughout the state of Idaho.  He initiated and has coordinated the "It's the Law" newspaper column in Idaho Falls for over 20 years.


  • University of Idaho, B.S. Accounting, 1966, Summa Cum Laude
    Finished first in his class
  • University of Idaho Law School, J.D., 1969, Cum Laude
    Finished first in his class
  • Editor-in-Chief, Idaho Law Review, 1968-69

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Non-Profits

Admissions and Memberships

  • Idaho State Bar, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1975
  • American Bar Association, 1969
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    Member since 1989
  • Seventh Judicial District Bar Association
    Member; Past President (1989-90)
  • Eastern Idaho Estate Planning Council
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Of Note

Rob is very active in musical circles in Idaho Falls, having served as President of the Idaho Falls Opera Theatre for 14 years as well as being on the boards of the Idaho Falls Community Concert Association and Anam Cara, Inc.  He has performed numerous leading operatic roles with the Idaho Falls Opera Theatre as well as being a soloist and singer with numerous other musical groups in Eastern Idaho.  He is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Idaho Falls.  Rob is an avid golfer fortunate to have two “holes in one”.  He coached youth baseball, soccer, and basketball for ten years.  He is married and has three grown children.

Rob’s rating is AV