Rick Stacey

McConnell Wagner Sykes & Stacey, PLLC
827 E Park Blvd Ste 201
Boise, ID 83712
208-489-0100
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Richard L. Stacey (“Rick”) is a tenacious trial lawyer and a founding member of the firm. He specializes in complex commercial litigation disputes, with an emphasis in construction and real estate matters. Rick has obtained damage awards in bench trials, jury trials and arbitrations on behalf of his clients totaling more than $45 million during the course of his career. His expertise in drafting and negotiating construction and other contracts has made him an internationally recognized expert advisor on contracts for private and public works construction projects including EPC (engineering, procurement and construction), EPCM (engineering, procurement and construction management) and other needs of general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers and project owners. Rick’s construction expertise has even taken him as far as China to testify as an expert on construction law matters.

Rick is a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” preeminent peer review rated attorney who received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Boise State University where he was nominated as a Top 10 Scholar, and his Juris Doctorate with certification in Environmental and Natural Resource Law from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Rick worked his way through his undergraduate studies in the local construction industry. This project management experience gives him unique practical insight into the industry. Today, Rick maintains strong connections to his lifelong Boise home golfing, mountain biking and fly fishing. Rick particularly loves playing golf with his wife Aleja and their two daughters at Hillcrest Country Club, where he has helped to mentor the junior golf program. Rick is an avid supporter of all things BSU. He serves as a board member on the BSU Alumni Association and acts as its legal counsel providing pro-bono legal representation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

       
  • Construction Law
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  • Real Estate Law
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  • Business Law
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  • Commercial litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

       
  • Idaho

EDUCATION

       
  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

         
    • Juris Doctorate


         
    • Honors: Certification in Environmental and Natural Resource Law

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  • Boise State University

         
    • B.A. magna cum laude


         
    • Honors: Nominated as a Top 10 Scholar


CLASSES/SEMINARS

       
  • Construction Liens and Payment Bond Claims in Idaho, Associated General Contractors
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  • EPC and EPCM Contracting, Annual Meeting for the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers
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  • What Every General Contractor Should Know About Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies, Association of General Contractors
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  • Mechanic's Lien Laws in Idaho, Associated Builders and Contractors
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  • Mechanic's Lien Laws in Idaho, Association of General Contractors

HONORS AND AWARDS

       
  • Martindale Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rated Attorney
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  • Avvo.com “10.0 Superb” Peer and Client Review Rated Construction Attorney
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  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyer”
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  • Named “Top Lawyer” by the Construction Lawyers Society of America
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  • ALM “AV Rated Construction Attorney”

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

       
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
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  • Idaho State Bar Association, Litigation Section
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  • American Bar Association
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  • Idaho Associated General Contractors
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  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Inland Pacific Chapter

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

       
  • Meuleman Mollerup LLP, Partner, 2009 - 2014
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  • Meuleman Mollerup LLP, Associate, 2003 - 2008
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  • Meuleman Mollerup LLP, Law Clerk, 2002 - 2003
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  • Office of Hearings and Appeals, United States Department of the Interior, Clerk to Judge Harvey Sweitzer, 2001 - 2002

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

       
  • BSU Alumni Association, Board Member