Valley County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
219 N. Main Street – Cascade, Idaho 83611
(208) 382-7120 – Fax (208) 382-7124
Jay Juhani Kiiha
Mr. Kiiha is licensed to practice law in Idaho and Washington and is an inactive member of the Arkansas Bar. He is also admitted to the US District Court for the District of Idaho and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Prior to arriving in Valley County, he was with Capitol Law Group, PLLC and his practice emphasized Federal criminal defense (trial and appellate), civil litigation, administrative law, government regulation and agriculture law.
Along with his Deputies, Staff and Victim Witness Coordinator, Mr. Kiiha is responsible for partnering with law enforcement to keep the community safe and to bring the perpetrators of crimes to justice. His office acts as the first line of advocacy for victims of serious crimes and handles child protective and civil commitment matters. On the civil side, Mr. Kiiha advises the Board of County Commissioners and represents the County as a plaintiff and as a defendant.
Mr. Kiiha obtained his J.D. from Northern Illinois University and served as a judicial clerk in both Idaho and Illinois prior to entering private practice. He has an LL.M. in Agriculture Law from the University of Arkansas and also served as a Fellow at the National Agricultural Law Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was a member of Idaho’s Criminal Justice Act panel from 2006-2013.
Mr. Kiiha is also an adjunct professor of business at Boise State University and formerly taught business law at the College of Southern Idaho. From 2008-2010, he was of counsel to Eiguren Public Law and Policy, PLLC, acting as lobbyist for various corporate and resource management concerns before the Idaho Legislature. He is a dual Finnish-American citizen and takes an active interest in preserving the rights of immigrants and those persons attempting to obtain legal U.S. citizenship; especially our neighbors in Mexico.
US v. Holmes, 646 F. 3d 659 (9th Cir. 2011).
Erickson v. Idaho Bd. of Registration, 203 P.3d 1251
(Idaho S. Ct. 2009).
State v. Pruett, 139 P.3d 753 (Idaho Ct. App. 2006).
Trade Protectionism of Wine Brand Names at the Expense of American Viticultural Areas: Arbitrary Protection of "Big Liquor" in Action, 9 DRAKE AGRIC. LAW JOURNAL 157-184 (2004).
Debt Excepted from Bankruptcy for Farmer Making False Financial Statements , 20 AGRIC. LAW UPDATE 1-3 (2002).
In order to assure a timely response to any requests for public records, please submit your requested public records request to the Valley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in person, by mail, or fax.
All records requests must include your name, the record requested, your address to send the record to, and a phone number in case contact is needed regarding the request.
Though the majority of records contained in the Valley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office are available to the public, there often will be redactions of personal information. Any request where redactions are made, if the answer to the request takes more than two man hours to put together, or if the request is for more than 100 pages, there may be a charge for the production of the records. Any request for records will be answered within three days, though some requests may take longer to process.