Bannock County Prosecutor

The Attorneys

Stephen F. Herzog, Prosecuting Attorney

Mr. Herzog was born and raised in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1979.  He obtained a BA in English from the University of Idaho in 1985 and a JD in 1993.  Upon graduation he returned to Pocatello where he practiced civil law, criminal defense, and was a deputy prosecutor for the City of Pocatello before being elected Bannock County Prosecutor in 2012.  He is a retired river guide and enjoys getting out on the mountains and rivers of Idaho.

Zachary G. Parris, Chief Deputy Attorney

Mr. Parris was born and raised in Pocatello, graduating from Highland High School. He operated a contracting business for two years and subsequently worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 19 years as a conductor. While working for Union Pacific, Mr. Parris obtained an undergraduate degree in Economics from Idaho State University, graduating with honors in 1997. He then completed his law degree at the University of Idaho in 2000. Mr. Parris returned to Pocatello and practiced law at the Public Defender’s Office for over a year before leaving to work in a private law firm. Mr. Parris joined the Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in 2003. Mr. Parris is married with two children and resides in the Pocatello area.

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 Ms. Ashley Graham, Deputy Attorney 

Ms. Graham grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon in 2007 with a Bachelor degree in Political Science. Shortly after she graduated Ms. Graham went to Thomas M. Cooley Law School. After her first year of law school was completed Ms. Graham transferred to the University of Idaho College of Law where she graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2010. Ms. Graham joined the Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in 2010. 

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 Ian N. Service, Civil Deputy Prosecutor

Mr. Service has been a Deputy Prosecutor in Bannock County since August 2009. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Tempe, Arizona.  He attended Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, AZ where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.  Mr. Service received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, in 2007.  While attending law school, Mr. Service enjoyed Mock Trial and Moot Court classes and competitions.  In a large school-wide Moot Court competition, his team placed third overall, and he was awarded Seventh Best Advocate in the competition.  Mr. Service began his legal career as an Extern–Judicial Law Clerk in the United States District Court of Idaho for the Honorable B. Lynn Winmill.  Mr. Service spent nearly two years as a Twin Falls County Deputy Public Defender before accepting – and enjoying – his current opportunity with Bannock County.  He is licensed to practice before all Idaho and Federal Courts.   

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 Ryan K. Godfrey, Deputy Attorney

Mr. Godfrey was raised in Idaho Falls, Idaho and received his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University in 1999.  He also earned a minor in Criminology from BYU.  Mr. Godfrey’s law enforcement career began working for a private multi-national corporation as an executive security/personal protection officer.  Mr. Godfrey returned to school and obtained his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law.   He obtained civil litigation experience while clerking for a private practice firm in Northwest Indiana for two years.  Mr. Godfrey began working as a Deputy Prosecutor with the Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in May of 2007. 

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 JaNiece Price, Assistant Chief Deputy Attorney  

Ms. Price was born in American Falls, Idaho, and lived there for the first two years of her life. Her family then moved to Big Piney, Wyoming, where she was raised on a cattle ranch. Ms. Price received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Utah State University and then obtained her law degree at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2004. Ms. Price began her legal career as a paralegal at a personal injury firm while attending law school at night. After passing the Colorado Bar, she practiced Family Law and Estate Planning Law in Colorado before being admitted to practice in Idaho and joining the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office in April 2006. 

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Jared Johnson, Deputy Attorney

Mr. Johnson was born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho.  He graduated from Highland High School and went on to complete his undergraduate work at Idaho State University, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Rhetorical Studies.  Mr. Johnson earned his law degree from the University of Idaho, College of Law in May of 2007 and has been a Deputy Prosecutor for Bannock County since that time.  

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Matt Kerbs, Deputy Attorney

Mr. Kerbs was born and raised in Eastern Idaho.  He attended Idaho State University where he completed his undergraduate work and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2001.  In 2004, he obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho, College of Law.  Shortly after graduating, Matt went to work for the U.S. Senate, an opportunity that eventually brought him back to Pocatello, where he worked as a Regional Director.  After leaving the Senate, Matt opened up his own law practice representing clients in various civil and criminal matters.  Mr. Kerbs joined the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office in 2013.

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 Jeff Cronin, Deputy Attorney

Mr. Cronin was born in Ohio and raised in Florida.  He attended Humboldt State University, in Arcata, CA, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.  Mr. Cronin received his legal education from Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 2008.  During this time, Mr. Cronin was a member of the United States Army Reserves.  Deployed in Afghanistan in 2004-2005, Mr. Cronin received two Bronze Star Medals, including one with valor, for his work as a Counterintelligence Agent.  Mr. Cronin worked for the Bannock County Public Defender for four years before joining the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office in 2013.

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