Steven Dalling was born in Rexburg, Idaho and attended Madison High School. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, magna cum laude, in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Education and American Government. He maintains a state of Idaho teaching certificate and is an adjunct faculty at BYU-Idaho in Spanish and Business Law. Mr. Dalling graduated from the University of Idaho School of Law in 2009 and has been admitted to practice law in both the Idaho State Court and Federal Court jurisdictions (ISB # 8335).
Aside from his private civil practice, Mr. Dalling has also served as the chief deputy prosecutor handling all felonies, child protection, and juvenile cases for Jefferson County. Mr. Dalling has also previously clerked with the 7th Judicial District Judge Gregory W. Moeller presiding over multiple counties (including Madison, Fremont, Teton, and Jefferson). During his tenure with the District Court – he worked intimately on the full range of civil and criminal actions including cases involving personal injury, real estate, business contracts, and family law issues. Mr. Dalling has also served the public in a number of other capacities including internships with the University of Idaho Legal Aid Clinic (specializing in Victims Rights and Domestic Disputes), the Idaho State House of Representatives, the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office, Congressman Mike Simpson’s Office, and with the late District Judge, Brent J. Moss. Mr. Dalling is a talented negotiator and mediator and is certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution for both family and civil mediation. Mr. Dalling has also been appointed as a court ordered parenting coordinator and is on the Idaho Supreme Court mediation roster.
Aside from the practice of law, Mr. Dalling also serves the community through pro bono work with charities like the Child Help Fund and the Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Family Connect (EIDSFC) and as a board member for the Rexburg Family Crisis Center. Mr. Dalling has also volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem and attorney for the 2nd and 7th Judicial Districts Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs.
Mr. Dalling’s passion for volunteer work has also extended to international opportunities serving a two-year mission for his church in Honduras, San Pedro Sula and in the founding of the Javi Gema Help Corporation (i.e. Child Help Fund) which is a 501(c)(3) public charity that helps children in Honduras that need medical care. He has also volunteered as an ESL instructor for those trying to learn English as a second language.
Mr. Dalling is happily married to the former Brooke Merritt and has three daughters and a son with whom he loves to spend his free time. Other hobbies include playing the piano, playing golf, playing basketball, and skiing. He currently lives in Rigby, Idaho.