Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Get help from a seasoned attorney with outstanding results litigating difficult criminal defense cases.

At the Cutler Law Office, P.A. Our promise to you is that we will use our experience, knowledge and skills in defending you. We will take the time to understand your case and will dig into the facts and reports to find the strategy that will work for your case and your unique situation.

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John E. Cutler Attorney John E. Cutler

Mr. Cutler has over 30 years’ experience having graduated from Brigham Young University’s, J. Reuben Clark Law School in 1989. Immediately following law school Mr. Cutler served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Robert G. Mooreman, Chief Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Arizona. As a law clerk Mr. Cutler further polished his legal research skills and learned how judges view cases and what helps them make their decisions.

In 1991, Mr. Cutler joined the Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Office, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, as a deputy prosecuting attorney. As a deputy prosecutor, he handled both misdemeanor and felony prosecutions and tried numerous jury trials. Mr. Cutler also spent a significant time prosecuting and trying Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases.

In 1995 Mr. Cutler took his clerkship and prosecution experience into private practice. First, with the law firm Cooper, Wetzel, Avery, and Lee and then in 2003 opening his own law firm, the Cutler Law Office, P.A. The Cutler Law Office, P.A. is primarily a criminal defense litigation firm, with an emphasis on the area of DUI defense. Mr. Cutler has had numerous jury trial in State and Federal Court along with numerous motions to suppress evidence and other motions. Mr. Cutler is also a member of the Federal CJA Panel, and is appointed to represent people charge with federal crimes.

Mr. Cutler seeks to educate himself with frequent attendance at seminars on criminal defense, DUI defense and trial skills for both State and Federal Courts. In 2018, Mr. Cutler was asked by the Idaho Law Foundation to present the Criminal Law Update for the annual “Headline News” seminar in Idaho Falls Idaho. In addition, Mr. Cutler has completed both the Student and the Instructor’s Courses of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing” and is a qualified practitioner and instructor of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Mr. Cutler believes that knowing how law enforcement is supposed to do their job helps both in analyzing and preparing a case and cross examining the officer on the stand.

Mr. Cutler also is active in organizations that promote criminal and DUI education. Currently Mr. Cutler is a member of the Idaho Associations or Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Nation College of DUI Defense and a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Associations. Mr. Cutler is a member of the National Association of Trial Lawyers and has been invited as a Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer in Idaho since 2014.

Mr. Cutler has also been recognized by his peers with an AV Preeminent professional rating by Martindale-Hubble and has a “Superb” 10.0 rating by His clients have also given him the AVVO Clients Choice award for 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021. Mr. Cutler also stays active in his profession by participating on the board of directors for the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Federal Defenders’ Services of Idaho and is the State Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense.

Mr. Cutler enjoys his work and helping people with their problems. He wants to put all his experience, education and skills to use in defending you and your reputation.

Mr. Cutler was born and raised in Long Beach California where he loved the outdoors, camping and backpacking. He now loves the outdoor opportunities Idaho has to offer and his 10-minute commute. He is married (33 years and counting), with four child, and six grandchildren (and counting).


  • B.S. in Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1986
  • J.D. in Law, Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, 1989

Court Admissions:

  • All Idaho State Courts
  • Federal District Court of Idaho
  • Federal District Court of Arizona
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • State Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
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  • Avo Client's Choice Award 2020
  • Avo Client's Choice Award 2021

Client Testimonials

  • “Better than expected”

    Cameron Idaho Falls, ID
  • “I left the hearing amazed at his effort and his skill. The case was entirely dismissed.”

  • “No half effort or mediocrity here. If you hire John, you won’t be sorry.”

  • “I would highly recommend him for his professionalism and the high level of accountability he takes to ensure that his clients receive the best outcome possible.”

  • “Outstanding”

    Paul Idaho Falls, ID
  • “His dedication and experience regarding the legal system were interdependent with the outcome of my DUI case.”

  • “John was able to clear it before it went to court and the case was dismissed!”

  • “If John's area of expertise covers your area of need, my advice is this: use him. You will not regret it.”

  • “Mr. Cutler was on top of things from the moment I first spoke with him on the phone to when he called to let me know my charges had been dismissed.”

  • “Happy with John”

    James St. Anthony, ID
  • “John is a seasoned, experienced, and dedicated criminal defense attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system”

  • “Cannot recommend highly enough!”

    M Stanley, ID
  • “My first recommendation would be to always make good choices. My second would be to hire John Cutler if "life" happens to you.”

    Former Client
  • “He made what was a very stressful and emotional situation as simple as it could be.”

  • “That little touch of pragmatism & professionalism goes a long way.”


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