Richard Stacey

McConnell Wagner Sykes & Stacey, PLLC
827 E Park Blvd Ste 201
Boise, ID 83712
(208) 489-0100
www.mwsslawyers.com


Richard L. Stacey ("Rick") is a 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 and served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Rick is an avid supporter of all things BSU. He has served as a board member, executive committee member and president of the BSU Alumni Association and acts as its legal counsel providing pro-bono legal representation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Construction Law
Real Estate Law
Business Law
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
Boise State University
B.A.
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Nominated as a Top 10 Scholar

CLASSES/SEMINARS

Construction Liens and Payment Bond Claims in Idaho, Associated General Contractors, 2016
EPC and EPCM Contracting, Annual Meeting for the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers, 2016
What Every General Contractor Should Know About Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies, Association of General Contractors, 2015
Mechanic's Lien Laws in Idaho, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2014
Mechanic's Lien Laws in Idaho, Association of General Contractors, 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS

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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

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

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

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