• Robert (Rob) Maynes is the founder and managing partner of the firm Maynes Taggart PLLC and practices in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial, real property and business law. Rob has represented creditors, debtors, committees and trustees in all proceedings under chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. He also is experienced in non-bankruptcy solutions including forbearance agreements, corporate restructuring, distressed sales and related negotiations. From small sole proprietorships or partnerships to large corporate entities, Rob enjoys assisting clients with all their business, financial and legal needs.

    Rob is currently the chairman of the Bankruptcy Local Rules Advisory Committee and is a past chair of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar (2016-2017).

    His legal career began as a bankruptcy law clerk for the Honorable Robert W. Alberts in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California. Judge Alberts hired Rob after getting to know him as a judicial extern during law school. While working for Judge Alberts, Rob was exposed to large corporate reorganizations from restaurant conglomerates to gasoline stations, to individual consumer cases.

    Rob started his own law practice in 2004 when he and Heather (née Whipple) returned to Idaho Falls, Heather’s hometown. Rob credits his survival of those early years to Heather and many friends and mentors in the local bar. Their kind and patient guidance helped show Rob the ropes of legal practice.

    Rob and Heather are the proud parents of two beautiful and brilliant daughters and three handsome and hardworking sons. Rob particularly enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, playing games, shooting hoops in the driveway, fishing and camping together.

    • Academic:

      • Chapman University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
        • Chapman Law Review
          • Notes Editor 2002-2003
          • Member 2001-2002
        • Chapman Law Moot Court Honor Board, 2001-2003

        • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards:
          • Bankruptcy, Spring 2003
          • Appellate Practice & Procedure, Fall 2001
          • Contracts I, Fall 2000
        • Chapman Law, Recipient, Academic Scholarship, 2000-2003
      • University of Utah (B.A., 2000)
        • President's Award, 1999-2000
        • Dean's List, 1998-1999
      • Salt Lake Community College (A.S., with honors, 1999)
        • Dean's List, 1997
        • President's List, 1996
    • Professional:

      • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Advisory Committee on Local Rules
        • Chairperson, Dec. 2016 - present
        • Committee Member, Jan. 2013 - present
      • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
        • Governing Board Member, 2011 - 2018
        • Chairman, 2016 - 2017
        • Member, 2004 - present
      • Idaho Falls Bankruptcy Bar
        • President, 2008
        • Vice President, 2007
        • Member, Aug. 2004 - present
      • American Bankruptcy Institute
        • Member, May 2014 - present
      • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
        • Member

      Community:

      • Boy Scouts of America
        • Zone Presidency, Central Zone, Eagle Rock District, Grand Teton Council, Dec. 2011 - present
        • Assistant Venturing Crew Chief, Crew 331, Idaho Falls, ID 2008 – 2010
        • Assistant Venturing Crew Chief, Orange, CA, 2003 – 2004
      • Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce
        • Small Business Committee, Inaugural Chairman 2004-2006
      • Idaho, 2004 - present
        • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
        • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
        • Idaho State Courts
      • California, 2003 - present (inactive status)
      • "Ride Through," BAPCPA and the Idaho Credit Act, THE ADVOCATE, February 2007, Volume 50, No. 2, at 24.
  • Steve Taggart is the other named partner of the firm Maynes Taggart PLLC and practices in the areas of bankruptcy, real property, agriculture and business law.

    Steve was born Boise, lived a few years in Rupert, then his family moved to the west side of Idaho Falls. He attended Skyline High School and then went to Brigham Young University in Provo to obtain a degree in economics.

    He went to work for a political consulting firm and ended up as a staff member for the Governor of Utah.

    Later, he went to law school at the University of Utah and entered private practice in Utah. After a few years, he had the opportunity to work for a U.S. congressman in Washington, D.C., ending up as Chief of Staff.

    After that experience he returned to Idaho and served as a designated broker for a large real estate agency. He still teaches real estate classes all over the State of Idaho.

    He paired up with Rob Maynes some years ago to form Maynes Taggart PLLC.

    In addition, he still dabbles in politics. He writes a weekly column for Idaho Politics Weekly that is picked up by several newspapers around Idaho. In 2017, he put together the successful campaign to turn Eastern Idaho Technical College in to the College of Eastern Idaho.

    His wife Bonnee is well known locally for directing and producing local theater. He has four great and talented children (plus one yappy dog), with three still at home.

    In his spare time he loves rock hounding, traveling, good science fiction and historical novels and exercising.

    • Academic:

      • University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 1993)
        • National Moot Court Team
        • Externship with Federal Bankruptcy Judge
        • Top 15% of class
      • Brigham Young University (B.A., 1990)
        • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
        • Dean’s List all semesters
        • Degree in Economics
        • Minor in English
        • Teaching Assistant, Honor Econ 110 class
    • Professional:

      • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
        • Member, 2010 - present
        • Presented at annual seminar three times
      • Idaho Falls Bankruptcy Bar
        • President, 2014
        • Member, 2010 – present
      • Member, National Assocation of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
      • Idaho, 2010 - present
        • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
        • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
        • Idaho State Courts
      • Utah, 1993-1999
  • Steve is an associate with the firm, having joined in the summer of 2014. Steve primarily practices in the areas of bankruptcy (Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13), contracts, entity formation and business law. Steve also has experience in the areas of family law, evictions, property law and general litigation. Steve has successfully seen multiple clients through the Chapter 7 process, allowing them the opportunity to get back on their feet financially. Additionally he has also assisted several clients in completing confirmed plans of reorganization in Chapter 11, served as counsel to the Chapter 7 trustee, and represented creditors in bankruptcy matters.

    Steve’s diverse career has given him a breadth of experience and skills to effectively serve a broad range of clients and their differing legal needs. Steve especially enjoys finding legal solutions to help with his client’s real problems, often helping them get a fresh start or second chance.

    Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Steve moved to Idaho Falls at the age of 7 when his father was transferred by the F.B.I. Steve is a graduate of Idaho Falls High School.

    After law school, Steve began his legal career serving two years as Law Clerk for the Honorable William H. Woodland, Sixth District Judge in Pocatello, Idaho. Upon completion of his clerkship, Steve worked as an associate attorney for the firm of Baker & Harris in Blackfoot, Idaho. Continuing his migration northward, Steve took a position as General Counsel for RS&I, Inc., a national sales and distribution company located in Idaho Falls.

    Steve and his wife Amy are the parents of six children between them. In his spare time Steve enjoys spending time outdoors and travelling with Amy in the beautiful mountain west and surrounding national parks, golfing, cooking and spending time with family.

    • Academic:

      • University of Idaho School of Law (J.D., 2000)
        • Idaho Law Review
          • Edition Editor Spring 2000
          • Member 1999 – 2000
          • Published – Placing the Blame Where it Does Not Belong: Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 35 Idaho L. Rev. 311 (1999) (Voted outstanding student article.)
      • Brigham Young University (B.A., 1996)
    • Professional:

      • Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
        • Member, 2014 - present
      • Idaho Falls Bankruptcy Bar
        • President, 2017-2018
        • Member, Aug. 2017 – present
      • CASA – Court appointed special advocates, judicial district 7
        • Pro bono attorney, 2018
      • Member, National Assocation of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
      • Idaho, 2001 - present
        • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
        • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho
        • Idaho State Courts
      • Utah, 2001 - present (inactive status)
      • Placing the Blame Where it Does Not Belong: Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 35 Idaho L. Rev. 311 (1999).
  • Rosalie (Rosie) joined our office in 2008 as the first employee of the firm. Not only does she manage the needs of the office, she also enjoys assisting clients alongside the attorneys. Outside the office Rosie enjoys being around her family, spending time with her husband cutting firewood in the fall, working in the yard with apple trees and grapes in the summer, and serving in her church year round. She is the mother of 7 sons and 2 daughters and a proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

  • Theresa is a valued addition to our office, joining our team in November of 2015. She has been helping clients with legal matters, including bankruptcy and state court matters, since 1997. She brings a wealth of procedural experience and familiarity with the courts to every one of her cases. Theresa's many years of legal experience include collections, evictions, property and commercial disputes, along with a myriad of other civil matters. Theresa enjoys helping people through difficult financial and emotional times, and helping them get a fresh start in their lives. Theresa is the mother of three beautiful daughters, a grandmother of 6. She also enjoys her time out of the office: farming, branding and herding cattle.

Maynes Taggart PLLC
525 Park Avenue, Suite 2E
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: (208) 552-6442
Fax: (208) 524-6095

We are a federally designated debt relief agency. We help consumers & businesses in Idaho file for bankruptcy relief under Title 11 of the U.S. Code.

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