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KC L. Hovda

Associate
Portland
503.205.2326
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As an advocate and counselor, it is my job to synthesize complex information so that clients can focus on making the right decision. I enjoy presenting clients with the risks and benefits of various strategies and then acting as a zealous advocate to achieve the best possible outcome for their business. Quotation mark
KC L. Hovda
KC L. Hovda
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About KC

KC (Harding) Hovda is a commercial litigator who represents clients in complex business litigation, banking, real estate, contract, and employment matters. KC has worked collaboratively with clients in various sectors including financial services, agribusiness, commercial manufacturing, insurance, real estate, and the ski industry. She enjoys counseling clients so they can make informed decisions and has obtained favorable results for clients in state and federal court. From her experience as a litigator in Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, and as a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, KC has honed her writing skills. She has achieved success for clients through dispositive motion practice and through mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. KC also has experience in appeals at the state and federal level, including drafting a Petition for Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Idaho, 2015
    • Editor-in-Chief, Idaho Law Review, 2014-2015
    • Faculty Award of Legal Achievement, 2015
    • Alumni Award for Excellence, 2014
    • Best Brief, Best Oralist, and Best Overall Advocate, Raymond C. McNichols Moot Court Competition, 2013
    • Moot Court Board, Vice President of Oral Arguments, 2014-2015
  • B.A., Idaho State University, Law and Economics, 2012
    • Outstanding Student Award for the College of Arts and Letters, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 2021
  • Washington, 2016
  • Oregon, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2016

Activities

Professional Plus
  • Idaho Women Lawyers, member
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, member
  • Inns of Court—Boise Chapter, member

Outside the Office

KC enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband, her dog (Scooby), and her family and friends.