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Richard Lee Stacey Jr.

Construction and development Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Rick Stacey, Rick L. Stacey


Licensed for 19 years

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SPECIALIZING IN CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION MATTERS.

Rick Stacey is a partner with the law firm of McConnell Wagner Sykes + Stacey PLLC specializing in the litigation of complex business disputes, with an emphasis in construction and real estate matters. He is rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an "AV" preeminent peer review rated attorney.

Rick Stacey represents general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, lenders and project owners in all phases of construction litigation; drafting and negotiating construction contracts; and advising clients on legal issues arising throughout all phases of construction.

Rick has litigated and arbitrated all types and sizes of construction disputes including complex construction litigation/arbitration involving hundreds of thousands of pages of electronic information, prosecuting and defending against mechanic’s lien claims, and collection matters on behalf of construction and supply companies.

Rick has drafted and negotiated construction contracts for all types of construction projects. From complex engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) contracts on behalf of Fortune 500 companies to simple subcontract agreements on behalf of small construction subcontractors. Rick has extensive knowledge of most standard form construction agreements including those drafted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and the Engineering Joint Contract Document Committee (EJCDC) as well as the ConsensusDocs.

Rick also represents lenders, title companies, and property owners in all phases of real estate litigation and title insurance defense matters.

Rick is an Idaho native who has lived most of his life in Boise, Idaho. Prior to practicing law, he worked for nearly ten years within the construction industry performing general construction and project management work for a Boise landscape construction subcontractor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Boise State University, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar Association Litigation Section; the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry; and the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel. He is recognized by Mountain States Super Lawyers for his expertise in Construction Litigation and the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Rick is an avid golfer and actively involved board member at Hillcrest Country Club.

Licensed for 19 years
State ID
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 01/19/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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McConnell Wagner Sykes + Stacey
827 E. Park Blvd.
Suite 201
Boise, ID, 83702-5802

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Posted by Brian | May 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best in Idaho Real Property litigation
I am the part owner of a venture in Sandpoint Idaho that has been involved in extremely complex foreclosure related litigation in a project over 900 acres. We are lucky to have been represented by Mr. Stacey and his colleagues. I am also a lawyer in practice some 20-plus years so I have the ability to discern between good and excellent attorneys. Rick is the best of the best, and I would be happy to take a minute and personally convey our experiences dealing with him.
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Posted by Mark | September 12, 2014
President
I have retained and continue to use the services of Richard Lee Stacey Jr., His knowledge of construction law, guidance, recommendations, contract law specific to the State of Idaho has been nothing but excellent. Since, my tenure with Mr. Stacey, we have changed our internal contracts, reduced liability, and have been very successfull in the day to day operations of my business. I would recommend Mr. Stacey and his firm to any contracting company.
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Posted by John | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Our family retained Rick to help resolve a complicated real property dispute. His knowledge and experience was demonstrated throughout the entire process and we are very grateful to have had his counsel. I highly recommend hiring Rick for real property matters in Idaho.
Posted by Bill | October 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional & Excellent Provider of Legal Services
We engaged Mr. Stacey and his firm to represent us in a legal matter that requires expertise with complex commercial litigation. He and his firm have performed exceptionally well and have exceeded our high expectations of them. My partner and I, who are both lawyers with similar such experience in other states, offer the highest recommendation of their professionalism and ability as a legal advocate for such matters.
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Posted by Bob | September 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Experience with Rick Stacey
We were hired by Mr. Stacey's client to provide litigation support and expert witness testimony in a complicated dispute involving a lender and warring partners of a closely held company/borrower. Our role was to evaluate a specific banking practice question, and provide guidance to Mr. Stacey and the client. Mr. Stacey was professional and cool-headed in a case that was often emotionally charged. He had an expert's grasp of the issues, and provided solid, well thought-out guidance.
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Posted by Mary | September 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Construction defect
Mr. Stacey is knowledgeable, provides sound advice, and does so while speaking in language and terms that I could understand. He was responsive and dependable. I am impressed by his expertise and customer service. I would recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney they can trust and rely upon to get the job done!
Posted by Samantha | June 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
beyond helpful!
I didn't feel rushed on consultation. He provided me with needed information on how to go forward and i appreciated it very much.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2014
Assessment and Review of Richard L.Stacey Jr.
I have worked with many lawyers over the last twenty-five years and I have always found Mr. Stacey to be professional, skilled, competent, personable and responsive. I highly recommend Mr. Stacey for complex construction contracts and related litigation matters.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McConnell Wagner Sykes + Stacey PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Meuleman Mollerup, LLP
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Meuleman Mollerup, LLP
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Meuleman Mollerup, LLP
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Dept. of Interior, Administrative Law Judge - Harvey Sweitzer
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Project Manager
  • Hillside Nursery Landscape & Construction Co.
  • 1992 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD
  • 2003
  • Boise State University
  • BA
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Valiant Idaho, LLC v. Pend Oreille Bonner Development, LLC
  • Judgment of $21,070.527
  • Tianwei New Energy Holdings, Co., Ltd. v. International Law Firm
  • Pending
  • Yarbrough v. Idaho Waste Systems, Inc., et. al.
  • $6.7 million judgment
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Associations

  • Boise State Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2022 - Present
  • American Land Title Association (ALTA)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Idaho Land Title Association (ILTA)
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Title Action Network
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boise State Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Boise State Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Boise State Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee - Ad Hoc
  • 2013 - 2015
  • AGC Construction Leadership Council
  • Vice President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • AGC Construction Leadership Council
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2004 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • 2019
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyers In Construction Law
  • ALM
  • 2015
  • Best For Insurance Litigation - Idaho
  • AI Legal
  • 2015
  • Pacific Northwest's Premier Lawyers
  • PNPL
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Construction Law
  • ALM
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Boise State Alumni Association
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Academic Scholarship Award Recipient
  • University of Utah - SJ Quinney School of Law
  • 2001
  • Top Ten Scholar Nominee
  • Boise State University Dept. of Arts and Sciences
  • 2000
  • Student Graduation Marshal - Dept. of Arts and Sciences
  • Boise State University
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting for the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers
  • EPC and EPCM Contracting
  • 2016
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Construction Liens and Payment Bond Claims in Idaho
  • 2016
  • Association of General Contractors
  • What Every General Contractor Should Know About Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies
  • 2015
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Mechanic's Lien Laws in Idaho
  • 2014
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Mechanic's Lien Laws in Idaho
  • 2013
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Mechanic's Liens and Bond Claims in Idaho
  • 2013
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Claims
  • 2012
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Idaho Contractor Registration Act
  • 2010
  • Ada County Judicial Mediator Conference
  • Mechanic's Liens in Idaho
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick Stacey is a terrific advocate. I would recommend him without qualification. He is one of the most aggressive and compassionate lawyers in Idaho and never gives up."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Rick several times and on some very complex transactions. Each time working with Rick, he is very thorough, provides timely feedback and keeps me updated on the client's wishes. Because of his professionalism and attention to details, including the client goals, it is always great working with him on matters. His knowledge and skill are superior and I fully endorse him as an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Stacey is a supremely competent litigator who will achieve optimal results in a highly efficient manner. I highly recommend Mr. Stacey."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rick's client advocacy, attention to detail, and oral and written argument are second to none."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rick is known for the quality and timeliness of his work."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is an excellent attorney. I gladly endorse him."
Construction and development Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Rick on two major industrial construction projects, and a variety of other legal matters. Rick's depth of knowledge in construction law and construction related disputes is exceptional, and he is a wise counselor and legal craftsman."
Construction and development Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is very knowledge and experienced as construction law lawyer and is an excellent litigator in construction law and other matters."
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Boise Construction and development Lawyer Richard Lee Stacey Jr.
Richard Lee Stacey Jr.
Construction and development Attorney
Boise, ID
Licensed for 19 years