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Joseph Mark Wager Jr.

Construction and development Attorney at Boise, ID

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    Construction Litigation

    13 years

  2. Business
    Contract Disputes, Nondisclosure Agreements, Non-compete Agreements, Tax Litigation, Bankruptcy

    13 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Workers Compensation, Discrimination, Retaliation, Hostile Work Environment

    13 years

  4. Personal injury
    Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Medical Malpractice

    13 years

Litigation attorney primarily focused in commercial litigation, construction law, employment law, and personal injury.

Joe joins MWSS+ with years of litigation experience predominately as counsel for a Fortune 500 insurance company. Joe brings an aggressive mentality to MWSS+ with experience representing clients in personal injury, premises liability, property damage, construction defect, workers compensation, fire losses, consumer and creditor rights, and tax controversy. Joe has appeared in numerous venues all over Idaho and has successfully argued cases before the Supreme Court of Idaho.

Joe honed his golf game while attending California State University, San Marcos. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and completed his capstone project on predicting political outcome through a statistical analysis of campaign contributions. Joe is a proud Gonzaga basketball fan being a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. He focused his legal education in Uniform Commercial Code, bankruptcy, and taxation courses. Joe was a legal intern for the Gonzaga Federal Tax Clinic, serving as the Research Assistant for the clinic’s director during his second and third years in law school. Joe’s briefing before the U.S. Tax Court was instrumental in obtaining an abatement of substantial tax penalties for a small business client.

As the son of a United States Navy Veteran, Joe grew up primarily in San Diego, California and has lived in six different states. Joe enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to new places, cheering for Gonzaga basketball and is an single-digit handicap golfer.


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McConnell Wagner Sykes & Stacey PLLC
827 E. Park Blvd., Suite 201
Boise, ID, 83712

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Posted by Cassidy | November 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer!!!
I highly recommend Joe. He took the time to really understand and get familiar with my case. I was able to easily get in contact with him and he made himself available. Joe really is an excellent attorney and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Posted by Ashley | November 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Joe was very thoughtful and thorough. He took time to explain all of my options, and advocated for me. He was able to get me an excellent resolution in my case.
Posted by Paula | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was very knowledgeable, worked with me to reslove the issue and the outcome was in my favor.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2013
A great, honest and professional Lawyer!
Dr. Wager helped me with an audit from the IRS. He guided me and help me gather all the required docs. He was great with putting my mind at ease and helping me though a difficult time. Thank you
Posted by Rick | April 27, 2012
Very Thorough and Trustworthy
I hired Mr. Wager to review some post marriage family agreements. He went over every detail and pointed out aspects that I hadn't considered during the drawing of the agreements. Despite the simplicity of the work, he gave it his full attention and provided a very thorough review of what the agreements entailed. I have worked with lawyers in the past but Mr. Wager stood out with his commitment to the project at hand, timeliness of his work, and attention to detail. I would highly recommend him to others seeking legal counsel and would certainly use him again in the future.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McConnell Wagner Sykes & Stacey PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Farm Bureau Insurance
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Martelle, Bratton & Associates
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Gonzaga University Legal Assistance
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Litigation Specialist
  • Robbins Arroyo LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • International Sports and Entertainment Law - Summer
  • 2008
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Edens v. Brundage-Bone - Idaho Industrial Commission - C 2008-035062; 2014-004950; 2014-011138
  • Favorable
  • Gerdon v. Con Paulos - Idaho Supreme Court - Docket No. 43234-2015
  • Affirm
  • Lawson v Addus Healthcare - Idaho Industrial Commission - IC 2012-024774; 2013-031337
  • Favorable
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  • Associated General Contractors
  • Construction Leadership Council
  • 2018 - Present
  • First Tee of Idaho
  • Volunteer
  • 2018 - Present
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Golfing For Ethics
  • 4th District Bar
  • 2013
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Gonzaga University
  • 2006
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  • Liberty Mutual Wiki Project
  • Idaho Law Outline
  • 2014
  • Federal Tax Clinic
  • EITC Seminar
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Claims Conference
  • IC 12-120 Attorney Fees
  • 2017
  • Annual Seminar
  • Case Review
  • 2015
  • Tax Controvery
  • OIC and Collection Alternatives
  • 2012
  • Starting a Tax Controvery Law Firm
  • Law Practice Managment
  • 2012
  • Federal Tax Outreach
  • Taxpayer Identification Numbers for Non-Citizens
  • 2010
  • Federal Tax Outreach
  • EITC Tax Credits
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Mr. Wager for several years, and having practiced Federal Tax law with him in a limited capacity, I can say with the utmost confidence that a more dedicated, competent, and compassionate attorney you will not find. Joseph zealously advocates for his clients' rights, and does so while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards."
Tax Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Wager is exceptionally skilled in the areas of Tax and Bankruptcy and exhibits a level of professionalism that is tough to match. I highly recommend using Mr. Wager for any of your Tax or Bankruptcy needs."
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