Chelsea Kidney

Chelsea Kidney
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With an innately persistent nature cultivated from a young age, Chelsea was born to practice law. Passionate about fostering meaningful change in her community, Chelsea is an attorney focused on healthcare law and is based in Smith + Malek’s Boise office.


Recognized for her commitment to transforming the legal profession, Chelsea was honored with the Idaho State Bar’s 2018 Service Award. Her dedication to serving her community is evident: Chelsea served as an advisor for the Department of Health and Welfare and led a team of community leaders in advocating for better outcomes through the transformative power of the law. 


Before joining Smith + Malek, Chelsea served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Idaho for more than a decade. When she’s not in the office, Chelsea spends her time outdoors – from mountain biking and running, to climbing and gardening. She’s also been known to team up with her husband on home renovation projects.  



What’s an original quote that captures your approach to your career, the practice of law, or your clients? 

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 


Besides your laptop and notebook, what is one thing that is always on your desk?

Not just one thing, but most likely all three: Coffee, water, and a La Croix. 


If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?

A home renovation specialist.