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Richard C. Boardman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Richard Boardman, a partner in the firm's Boise office, focuses his practice on civil litigation (trial and appellate), commercial litigation, construction law and intellectual property litigation.

Richard was selected as the recipient of the Perkins Coie 2010 Pro Bono Leadership Award because of his consistent leadership efforts and long history of pro bono service.  During his career at Perkins, Richard has taken on pro bono cases directly as well as supervised associates on their matters. His primary work has been in the area of family law representing individuals and guardians ad litem under the Idaho Child Protective Act.  Richard has also been assigned by the U.S. District Court to provide representation to prisoners denied medical care.  He is a leader outside of the firm as well who focuses on increasing pro bono across his state through his service on the Idaho Pro Bono Commission.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho


  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation’s Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys as a Local Litigation Star in Commercial Litigation; Product Liability and Construction
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2005 - present
  • Recipient of the 2010 Perkins Coie Pro Bono Leadership Award

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1111 West Jefferson Street, Suite 500
Boise, ID 83702-5391
Firm Phone: 208-343-3434

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Construction)
  • Construction Law (Construction Disputes, Insurance Coverage)
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

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  • Idaho State University (BA)
  • University of Idaho College of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho State Bar

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Idaho State Bar Association — Member
  • Washington State Bar Association — Member
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel — Member
  • Defense Research Institute — Member
  • Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program/CASA, Guardian ad Litem representation — Member
  • Idaho Pro Bono Commission — Member