Joseph G. Ballstaedt

Joe’s law practice focuses primarily on water law. He represents cities, corporations, farmers, banks, and developers throughout southeast Idaho in a variety of water rights matters.

Joe also advises clients on business, contract, and real estate matters. In addition, Joe has worked for various federal and state judges throughout Utah and Idaho, where he gained experience and skill necessary to resolve matters through litigation when necessary. He is also fluent in Spanish.



  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, magna cum laude (2013)
    • Lead Articles Editor, Brigham Young University Law Review
    • Recipient of J. Reuben Clark Award
    • Legal writing teaching assistant
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, magna cum laude (2010)
    • Major in Studio Arts (drawing and painting) and minor in English


  • Idaho State Bar    
  • United States District Court for the District of Idaho 
  • Utah State Bar    
  • Portneuf Inn of Court

Contact Joseph G. Ballstaedt

Contact Joseph G. Ballstaedt

Racine Olson Nye Budge & Bailey
201 East Center Street
Pocatello, Idaho  83201
Phone: (208) 232-6101
Fax: (208) 232-6109


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho