Bruce D. Skaug

A native of southern Idaho, Bruce Skaug’s ancestors homesteaded near Lizard Butte in Canyon County.

Bruce graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1988 and served for three years as a trial attorney for the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office in Boise.

In 1992, he began civil practice with the Goicoechea Law Office, Nampa with an emphasis on personal injury, wrongful death and workers’ compensation litigation.

After 23 years of successfully representing injured people, and gathering a growing team of attorneys and support staff, Bruce changed the law firm name to Skaug Law, PC.

The law firm has helped thousands of clients win millions of dollars for their injuries and losses.

He is a member of the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

Read Fighting for the Underdog, a brief look at Bruce’s story.



Bruce served on the Nampa City Council from 2014 to 2020 when he chose not to run for re-election.

He served as Council President for four of his six years on the City Council.  Nampa was rated as the nation’s Best Run City by Wallethub for three of the years of Bruce’s tenure.

Bruce has served on the board of directors for non-profit charitable organizations including the Salvation Army, Hands of Hope, Nampa Lions Club, The Joseph Project, The Canyon County Historical Society, College Church of the Nazarene, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Foundation Board, Nampa Babe Ruth, Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center, Nampa Christian Schools Foundation Board and the Nampa Public Library.

Lion Bruce Skaug (center) receives the Senior Master Key from Lions International for sponsoring 25 new members. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization dedicated to bettering the quality of life for the handicapped, the poor, the sick and the aged.

  • Bruce and Debbie Skaug have been married for over 30 years.
  • They have six children and four grandchildren.
Bar Admission
  • Idaho, 1988; Montana, 1995; Oregon, 2002; U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1988; U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho, J.D.
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, B.S., Political Science Major; College of Southern Idaho
  • Twin Falls, Idaho, A.A., Social Science Major
Honors & Awards
  • Nampa Lions Club – Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for outstanding humanitarian service; Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2015 Lifetime Achievement, America’s Top 100 Attorneys


Idaho Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Idaho, Oregon, & Montana Bar Associations; Nampa Lions Club, President (1996-1997); District Patriotism Chair; Salvation Army Advisory Board (Former Vice President); Nampa Babe Ruth, Inc., Vice Chair, Secretary of the Board; Joseph Project, Inc. (China), Board Member, Nampa Library Board, Trustee (2006 – 2008); Life Member, National Rifle Association; Canyon Co. Historical Society, Former Board Member; Hands of Hope, Inc., Former Board Member; The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Foundation Board Member; College Church of the Nazarene, Former Board Member; The National Crime Victim Bar Association; Christian Legal Society; Ronald Reagan Foundation


Claimants, physicians, State and Local elected officials, a U.S. Congress member and claimants from many U.S. States; nearly every state in Mexico; Puerto Rico, Brazil, China, Columbia, El Salvador, England, Finland, Guatemala, Romania, Sweden, Taiwan, Portugal and Yugoslavia.

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Skaug Law P.C
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