WHO WE ARE
– 1952 Beginning
Joseph Paul Delay graduates from Gonzaga School of Law and begins practice in February of 1952. With a work ethic from a Sandpoint dairy farm, Joe continues to work at the Hillyard Liquor store to help grow his legal practice. As he builds his reputation for honesty, integrity, and real estate acumen he leaves the Hillyard Store and grows his firm.
– 1961 Partnering
Joe Delay and J. Donald Curran go into practice together focusing on complex litigation, personal injury, and real estate transactions. Don Curran, a Gonzaga School of Law Graduate clerked for Joe while in law school prior to partnering.
– 1965 Boling Joins Team
Clare Boling becomes a partner at Delay and Curran. Clare Boling formally worked for the State Patrol and was a prosecuting attorney before joining Delay and Curran. Clare graduated from Gonzaga School of Law.
– 1975 Thompson Joins Team
Robert H. Thompson, a Gonzaga School of Law graduate, becomes a partner and the firm is renamed Delay, Curran, Boling, and Thompson. He begins a new practice area at the firm: worker’s compensation.
– 1977 Tragedy
Clare Boling is killed when his twin engine Cessna 310, which he was piloting, was forced to make an emergency landing in the Palouse countryside.
– 1979 Pontarolo Joins Team
Michael J. Pontarolo becomes partner and the firm name is changed to Delay, Curran, Thompson and Pontarolo. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University School of law and practices domestic relations before transferring his practice area to workers compensation.