Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker, P.S. takes pride in having provided sound legal guidance for over five decades.


– 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.



  • Bill K.

    Mr. Don Curran has represented me as my Attorney for several years in my Personal Injury claim. Don has always responded to and answered my emails, phone calls, questions and concerns in a very prompt, timely manner. Don always gives wise, smart advice in easy to understand words. He is compassionate and is a very experienced in his field and he is a great Attorney as well as a great Man. I am very Thankful and Grateful for him. Don Curran makes you feel like a friend.
    – Bill K.
  • Kathy L.

    I am very pleased with the services of Don Curran in handling my father’s estate. He gives good advice and is professional. He is going above and beyond to assist me with what I need as a client. I want to take this opportunity to thank him.
    – Kathy L.
  • Brandon F.

    Nick Pontarolo's guiding hand and strong negotiation skills pulling us through a stressful and tangled business dealing has been invaluable to my business, my family and myself. He is trustworthy, patient, accountable and approachable. Plus he is surrounded by 100s of years of legal experience and knowledge giving an additional advantage along the way. I would recommend Mr. Pontarolo to anyone in need of high quality legal counsel at a reasonable price.
    – Brandon F.
  • Barbara B.

    It is with great pleasure and a most grateful heart that I write this review with a great big THANK YOU to the amazing attorney who believed in me and supported me with their expert legal advise. If I ever need an attorney I know who to call.
    – Barbara B.
  • Trista J.

    I want to express to you how much I appreciate everything you have done for me and all that your hard work means. You guys are outstanding lawyers and I just think you need to be recognized for all your effort and work that you have put into my case.
    – Trista J.