John S Simko

John S. Simko

Attorney

Phone 208 385 5458
Office 208 345 2000
Fax 208 385 5384
Toll Free 800 422 2889

Biography

John Simko’s extensive background includes private practice from 1967 to 1984, where his expertise was in the areas of corporate law, finance, securities litigation, and mining.  In 1984, Mr. Simko left private practice to serve as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Sunshine Mining and Refining Company.  He worked with the company for 17 years, becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1991. 

In 2002, Mr. Simko retired from Sunshine Mining and Refining Company to re-enter private practice when he joined Moffatt Thomas.  At Moffatt Thomas his practice is centered on corporate law, public offerings, private placements, business combinations, and debt restructuring.

Ratings & Recognitions

  • Martindale Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rating
  • University of Idaho Jim Lyle Award, 2009
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 Lawyer of the Year – Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers® 2010 Lawyer of the Year – Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers®

Education

  • J.D., University of Idaho College of Law, 1966
  • B.A., University of Idaho, 1961

Admissions

  • Idaho State and Federal Courts

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Silver Institute, President (1992-1999)
  • Silver Trust, President (1992–1999)
  • Association of Publicly Traded Companies, Director (1998–2001)
  • Idaho Research Foundation, President (1999–2007)
  • University of Idaho President’s Advisory Council (1999–2002)
  • Idaho State Bar – Commissioner (1978–1981), President (1981)
  • Idaho Law Review, Editor in Chief (1965–1966)
  • Idaho Water Users Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar:  Sections on Real Estate and Corporate Law
  • Idaho Bankers Association, member