Bruce Skaug Celebrates 30th Year as an Attorney

Milestone For Idaho Attorney

This month marks Bruce D. Skaug’s 30th year as a trusted attorney. 

Skaug began his career as a prosecutor in Boise. After several years, he began civil practice in injury law. His firm has grown to include seven attorneys and serves people who have been injured on the road, on the job or somewhere else.

Born in humble conditions in Jerome, Idaho, Skaug’s mother worked the fields and his father was a teacher. His family traces their Idaho roots back generations. Skaug’s grandfather was the first mayor of Eagle, Idaho.

After graduating from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1988, Skaug 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 legal support staff, Skaug changed the law firm name to Skaug Law, PC.

Skaug’s law firm has helped thousands of injury victims recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

Among now practicing law firms, Skaug Law helped a client win the largest amount of money for a workers’ compensation settlement in the history of Idaho.

“I take pleasure in knowing our legacy of success has helped thousands of people recover from what are sometimes life-changing injuries,” said Skaug. “Though our clients’ lives may not be the same because of their injuries, we know we have helped them receive justice and rightful compensation for their injuries and losses.”

The Skaug Law offices are located in a historic building near the Karcher/Franklin intersection in Nampa. The property is reminiscent of a Southern plantation, with tall white pillars and magnolia trees. The law firm’s logo features a representation of the stately building.

In addition to his law practice, Bruce Skaug was elected to the Nampa City Council in 2013 and is currently serving as its president.

“I believe it’s important to give back and improve people’s lives,” said Skaug. “The passion I have to help injury victims also drives me to help our communities.”

Bruce Skaug has served on the board of directors of numerous non-profit and 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 Crisis Pregnancy Center, Nampa Christian Schools Foundation Board and the Nampa Public Library.

He is currently serving as Event Chair for the Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho Annual Fundraising Gala.