Christopher H. Meyer - Givens Pursley LLP

Christopher H. Meyer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006




For over three decades Chris has been a leader in the fields of water law, planning and zoning law, constitutional law, natural resources law, road and public access law, constitutional law, and legislative matters. 

He has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Boise Idaho three times by Best
Lawyers in America:  in 2014 (for natural resources), in 2013 (for environmental law), and in 2011 (for natural resources).  He is described in the Idaho Yearbook Directory as “centrally located in the world of Idaho public affairs” and “a key figure in Idaho water law.” 

His clients include Fortune Ten companies, municipal water providers, cities, counties, highway districts, energy companies, food producers, mining companies, and land developers.  He served for over a decade as President of the Idaho Environmental Forum. 

Chris is also listed among the leading lawyers in Mountain States Super Lawyers, Chambers USA (Band 1 – highest ranking), Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Environment lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Law.  He has earned Martindale Hubbell's highest ranking (A-V).

Prior to joining Givens Pursley in 1991, he spent seven years at the University of Colorado School of Law where he taught water law and negotiation while serving as legal counsel to the school's natural resource law clinic.  For four years in the 1980s, he practiced natural resources law with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C. 

Chris earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1981.  He earned his A.B. degree from the same school with high honors in economics, Phi Beta Kappa, James B. Angell Scholar, and the Osterweil Prize in Economics.

University of MichiganAB 1977University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1981

Client Comments

"Christopher Meyer's expertise regarding local permitting and land use issues is unmatched. Chris is responsive, forward-thinking and manages to keep his eye on the business issues."

"Christopher Meyer is smart and diligent."

Office Location

601 West Bannock Street
Boise, ID 83702
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Water Law of the Boise Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law of the Boise Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resources Law of the Boise Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Boise Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resources Law of the Boise Metro Area
Christopher H. Meyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Christopher H. Meyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Christopher H. Meyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Christopher H. Meyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Christopher H. Meyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Natural Resources Law
Water Law

Other Information

Gender: Male