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Mark Perison

Mark Perison


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Mark D. Perison was first admitted to practice in Idaho in September of 1993. He became a member of the California State Bar in 1995. Mark received his B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Idaho in 1993.

Following law school, Mark served as law clerk to the Honorable Darrel R. Perry, Idaho Court of Appeals. Mark worked as an associate with William R. Snyder & Associates for nine years, focusing on real estate and business, and opened the doors of Mark D. Perison, P.A. on January 1, 2007.

Mark is an adjunct professor at Concordia University School of Law where he teaches the Estate Planning Practicum. Mark is also the author of several publications including Equal Protection and Medical Malpractice Damage Caps, 28 Idaho L. Rev. 397 (1991) and A Guide to Attorneys Fee Awards in Idaho, 32 Idaho L. Rev. 29 (1995) and is a frequent lecturer on foreclosures, landlord tenant law, bankruptcy and legal writing.

Mark is the organizer and speaker of The Foreclosure Process in Idaho, a seminar designed for real estate professionals and investors. In his spare time, Mark plays hockey, is also a certified EMT-Basic and an amateur film maker.

Tricia Soper

Tricia Soper


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Tricia Soper obtained her B.A. in political science from Washington State University in 1992, and received her J.D. from the University of Idaho in 1997, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

After law school, Tricia served a two-year federal clerkship with Chief Bankruptcy Judge Jim D. Pappas, followed by employment with the City of Boise as a deputy prosecutor. Immediately prior to beginning work for Mark D. Perison, P.A., Tricia had been a partner for four years in the firm Ketlinski, Massoth & Soper, PLLC. Her current practice focuses primarily on real estate and business.

Tricia is married and has three active children. In her free time, she enjoys waterskiing, snow skiing, and camping with her family.

Emily Suchan

Emily Suchan


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Emily serves as the firm’s paralegal and administrative assistant. Emily received a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1999.

In college, Emily was a member of Pi Kappa Lamda, a national collegiate music honor society, Morterboard, a national honor society and was on the President’s Honor Roll for seven semesters. Emily also graduated as valedictorian from Minico High School in Rupert.

Emily has worked as an administrative legal professional since 1999. In her spare time, Emily enjoys music, church activities and spending time with family.

Rachel Phinney

Rachel Phinney

Legal Assistant

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Rachel serves as the firm’s receptionist and legal assistant. In the Spring of 2017, she graduated magna cum laude from Boise State with a B.S. in Health Science.

During her time as an undergraduate, Rachel was an intern for the Alzheimer’s Association and was a research assistant for Dr. Cynthia Curl’s Agricultural Health Lab. She likes to spend her free time practicing yoga, zumba, and riding her penny board.