Richard C. Boardman

Richard C. Boardman

Perkins Coie LLP

Recognized since 2007

Boise, Idaho

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Construction Law
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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.


  • 1111 West Jefferson Street, Suite 500
    Boise, ID 83702-5391


  • Idaho State University, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, Idaho State Bar


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

Perkins Coie LLP
Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

278 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

220 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Boise (2022)
  • Construction Law, Boise (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Construction Law

Special Focus

  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Construction
  • Construction Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage


  • 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
  • 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

Other Court Admissions

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

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