New attorney for West Ada says he’s up to the task by Holly Beech firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Oct 2, 2015 (…) William “Breck” Seiniger Jr. Boise attorney William “Breck” Seiniger Jr. said he’s ready to step into the role of general counsel for the West Ada School District.“I’m a lawyer with going on 40 years of experience in all different types of litigation and matters,” he said.The West Ada school board voted 3-1 last month to appoint Seiniger as the district’s general counsel, meaning he will oversee legal cases and provide guidance for crafting policies and following procedures. × Advertisement In the past, the district contracted with various firms on a case-to-case basis. Board members were recently frustrated when an attorney took five weeks to respond to questions about an open meeting law violation, Trustee Carol Sayles said.Trustee Julie Madsen researched local attorneys and found Seiniger to be someone who would be accessible and affordable, she said at the Sept. 15 board meeting. Seiniger told the Meridian Press each board member will have his cellphone number and can contact him day or night.The Meridian Press submitted a public records request for Madsen’s correspondence with the attorneys she researched. Madsen said her research was done in person or over the phone, except for an email with Seiniger. Responding to the public records request on Madsen’s behalf, attorney Elaine Eberharter-Maki said the email is exempt from disclosure, citing Idaho Code 74-104(1) and attorney-client privilege.SEINIGER LAWSeiniger Law, located in Boise, specializes in injury law. But Seiniger said he has a good overview of the types of issues the district will face, and he’s open to working with other lawyers who specialize in certain issues. Sayles, Madsen and Trustee Russell Joki voted Sept. 15 in favor of appointing Seiniger as general counsel. At the time of the vote, the board did not discuss what Seiniger’s rates would be.Trustee Mike Vuittonet opposed the motion, saying the board was making the decision too quickly without giving trustees a chance to vet the candidate.A school board’s authority to hire attorneys “when deemed for the best interest of the district” is provided in Idaho Code 33-506.Seiniger will not take on the district’s pending cases, which includes an ongoing lawsuit Joki brought against the state and school districts, including West Ada, in 2012. Joki did not mention the lawsuit when he voted to appoint Seiniger as general counsel. Attempts to reach him for comment were unsuccessful. More from this section Helpful or hurtful: Does screen time benefit young children? Posted: June 24, 2017 Molina Medicaid Solutions holds 4th annual Kids in Motion fair Posted: June 23, 2017 Meridian Lions Rodeo returns this weekend for 28th year Posted: June 23, 2017 Meridian man dies in motorcycle crash on Cole Road Posted: June 23, 2017 Meet Dairy Days Grand Marshal Marvin Stokes, educating ag leaders for decades Posted: June 23, 2017 Tags New Attorney West Ada School District William “breck” Seiniger Jr. HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!