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Abraham Wingrove ’11 appointed magistrate judge in Ada County Idaho

Fourth District Magistrate Judge Appointed 





August 5, 2022

The Magistrates Commission for the Fourth Judicial District, comprised of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley counties, is pleased to announce that Mr. Abraham Wingrove has been appointed as magistrate judge in Ada County. Mr. Wingrove will fill a position previously held by Judge Michael Oths. 

Abraham Wingrove 

Abraham E. Wingrove was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Boise State University and his Juris Doctor at the University of North Dakota School of Law. While attending law school, he married his wife Holly in 2009. He was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in 2011. 

Mr. Wingrove started his career as a public defender in Boise, Idaho. He has served as an Ada County Public Defender for the past 9 years. He has represented indigent defendants in a wide variety of matters in the magistrate and district courts. Mr. Wingrove and his family enjoy the beauty of Idaho’s outdoors. 

Mr. Wingrove will be assigned to Ada County and be sworn in August 15, 2022.