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Joshua D. Hurwit U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho

Joshua D. Hurwit

U.S. Attorney

On June 15, 2022, Joshua D. Hurwit was sworn in as the 32nd presidentially-appointed United States Attorney for the District of Idaho after having been nominated by President Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate.  Mr. Hurwit joined the Office in 2012 as an Assistant United States Attorney.  He has investigated and prosecuted financial crimes, public corruption cases, environmental crimes, cases brought under the RICO Act, and drug and firearms offenses.  When he initially joined the office, he served in the civil division, handling environmental litigation and enforcement actions on behalf of the United States.  In 2015, Mr. Hurwit received the Director’s Award for Excellence by a Litigative Team for his work as part of the team that successfully prosecuted United States v. Swenson et al., the securities and wire fraud case arising from the collapse of DBSI, Inc.

Mr. Hurwit grew up in Eugene, Oregon, and graduated from Stanford University in 2002.  Before attending law school, Mr. Hurwit worked for a fair housing organization in the Bay Area.  Mr. Hurwit graduated from Harvard Law School in 2006.  He then clerked for U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the Southern District of New York and worked at national law firms before joining the United States Attorney’s Office in Idaho. 

Mr. Hurwit has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho College of Law, has volunteered his time speaking to high school students about the criminal justice system, and has served on the boards of a local non-profits.

Dates of Service: 
2022 - Present - Present
Updated June 21, 2022