Kara M. Gleckler Partner
Twin Falls, ID
Kara Gleckler, co-owner and partner of Canyon River Law is passionate about building personal connections with her clients and delivering thoughtful, cost-conscious services.
Kara began her legal career by graduating first in her law school class. From that solid foundation, she has built a thriving practice and reputation as one of Southern Idaho’s pre-eminent transactional and civil litigation attorneys. She serves an eclectic mix of clients--from some of Magic Valley’s largest corporations to couples of modest means. Her clients rely upon her to be their tenacious litigator, trusted advisor, and passionate advocate. Kara believes in providing straightforward, pragmatic legal representation, and carefully reviewing the merits and economics of each case so that her clients can make informed legal decisions.
Kara graduated from Brigham Young University in 2003. As part of her college education, she had the unique opportunity of living in the wilderness for seventy-eight straight days, and of spending a semester in Africa where she helped conduct research on the local school systems. Before attending law school, Kara worked as a wildland firefighter and traveled the west rappelling out of helicopters. Prior to starting Canyon River Law, Kara served as a law clerk for the Idaho Court of Appeals and the Honorable Judge Bradbury of the 2nd Judicial District Court and was a junior partner at the law firm Worst, Fitzgerald & Stover, PLLC.
Kara’s first experience with the legal system was as a young teenager watching her older sister go through a complicated divorce and custody dispute. Her sister was a single mother who had little money to spare, but who desperately needed good counsel to protect the interest of her and her three young children. Fortunately, she was blessed to find an attorney who took the time to understand the dynamics of the case, who was generous when it came time to bill for his services, and who genuinely cared about the result he reached for his clients.
This experience taught Kara the impact a good attorney can have in the life of his or her clients, and made a lasting impression. It also helped drive Kara’s career choices. Kara’s passion for offering legal services with honest treatment, smart strategies, and unparalleled service led her to open Canyon River Law in 2018.
Outside the practice of law, Kara is an avid outdoor enthusiast and busy mother of three young children. She enjoys skiing, backpacking, cycling, running, and boating with her family. She recently had the amazing opportunity of climbing the Grand Teton and of floating the Middle Fork and Main Salmon rivers (approximately 200 miles) in less than 72 hours.
Areas of Practice:
Education:BS, Brigham Young University, UT 2003
- Summa Cum Laude
- Valedictorian of the College of Health and Human Performance
- First in her law school class.
- Recipient of the Alumni Award of Excellence of for her extensive involvement and contribution to the law school community
- Published Author and Editor of the Idaho Law Review
- CALI award for excellence in Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning, Family Law, Contracts, and Constitutional Law.
- President of the Law Students for Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Admitted to the Idaho State Bar in 2007
I have sought the services of Kara Gleckler for estate planning to draft my will, durable power of attorney for healthcare, and general power of attorney. She was meticulous in ensuring that all of the information was correct and was free of typographical errors. Kara explained all of the documents and the implications of each provision to me in detail. Kara has also advised me on issues related to employees of my small business and assisted me by drafted an employee handbook. She also has a wealth of knowledge regarding a variety of business contracts, pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of the contracts from my perspective. - LS
On the first phone call with Kara, I immediately felt more at ease with dealing with my dad’s estate. She has made herself available at all times if I have any worries or concerns. She has counseled my brother and I through all of the ups and downs of going through first an unexpected death of a loved one, and then having to deal with the legalities of probate and enduring the emotions associated with the unreasonable lengths that you have to go through to get what is rightful yours through bloodlines. Kara has been upfront, professional but caring, and I will be using her services for ALL of my legal needs in the future. - DP
We have very much appreciated Kara’s professional guidance as we work through our estate planning. Kara is knowledgeable, articulate, and understanding of the difficulties associated with this task. She has helped us to see angles of our position that we wouldn’t have seen on our own and suggested solutions that work. - K&PM
Kara helped with our estate planning and will preparation. She was very knowledgeable, asked all the right questions, (even ones we hadn’t thought of) and helped us make decision regarding the tough-to-answer questions. We would highly recommend Kara and her team. – T&SM
We have lived in the Magic valley for 10 years. Over those 10 years we have been in need of legal services for the purpose of managing our estate which includes real property in Twin Falls. Kara guided us every step of the way through complex deed work dealing with multiple parties. She has drafted detailed easement agreements for our residence and represented us admirably in court when required. Mrs. Gleckler has proven herself not only knowledgeable/exceptional in estate planning and real estate law but just as importantly a patient, hard working, honorable person to whom you can trust without hesitation your personal and family legal matters. – JH
We recently hired Kara regarding an employment issue. During the time we worked with Kara, she was always very responsive to our inquiries and kept us apprised of the status. Through her expertise, our issue was resolved professionally and expeditiously to our satisfaction. We highly recommend Kara to anyone seeking legal counsel on employment law issues. We truly loved working with Kara and have referred several people her way. – J&KC
My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Kara as our attorney. We first used her services to amend our trust agreement and update our estate plan. We later used her services to draft up a lease agreement and to assist us with some other real estate matters. We have been impressed with her knowledge and experience knowing that it is important to get legal assistance when dealing with these type of issues. One thing we truly like about Kara is how she gives prompt responses to our questions or needs. We feel confident in her counsel and highly recommend using Kara for real estate and estate planning. – S&ME
Professional Associations and Charitable Organizations:
- Published author in the Idaho State Bar Advocate
- Member of the Idaho State Bar
- Past president and current director of the Magic Valley Estate Planning Council
- Member of the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
- Member of the Taxation, Trust, and Probate Section of the Idaho State Bar
- Member of Trust and Estate Professionals, Inc., (a non-profit organization which analyzes, proposes, introduces and supports legislation to improve Idaho law regarding trusts and estates).
- Director of the College of Southern Idaho Foundation
- Chapter Liaison for the Idaho Women’s Lawyers Association
- Candidate for Accredited Estate Planner designation