Mallam J. Prior

Attorney

Mal Prior is a civil litigation associate who dedicates his practice to defending health systems, companies, and individuals in medical malpractice, products liability, and other complex business litigation. Mal is the Vice Chair of the Idaho State Bar Health Law Section and he is licensed to practice law in Idaho and Oregon.

Prior to joining Duke Evett, PLLC, Mal served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Ned C. Williamson in the Fifth Judicial District of Idaho. Following his clerkship, Mal was a prosecutor at the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office.

Mal graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 2019. During law school, Mal was a member of the Idaho Law Review and was vice-president of the Intellectual Property Law Section. While in law school, Mal was a legal intern at The J.R. Simplot Company and Boise State University.

Prior to law school, Mal studied neuroscience and pre-medicine at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mal was also on the Westminster Snowboard Team and represented Team USA. During Mal’s years of competitive snowboarding, he achieved the following:

  • Represented Team USA in 2015 and competed at the World University Games in Granada, Spain.
  • Represented Team USA in 2013 and competed at the World University Games in Trentino, Italy.
  • First-Team All-American and Academic All-American each year from 2010 to 2014.
  • Men’s Individual All-Around Second Place at the 2014 National Championships.
  • Men’s Individual All-Around National Champion at the 2013 National Championships.
  • Men’s Individual All-Around National Champion at the 2012 National Championships.
  • Men’s Individual All-Around Second Place at the 2011 National Championships.

Mal still enjoys snowboarding during his free time and has found that the competitive nature of litigation provides a great alternative to being a competitive athlete.

EDUCATION     

  • Westminster College (2015)
  • University of Idaho College of Law (2019)

ADMISSIONS

  • Idaho State Courts

UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE

  • Passed USPTO Registration Examination: December 3, 2018
  • Licensed Patent Agent Registration Number: 77,803