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Richard C. Boardman



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.

Professional Recognition

  • 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
  • Recipient of the 2010 Perkins Coie Pro Bono Leadership Award
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Commercial Litigation Lawyers," 2005 - present
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 - Present: Commercial Litigation; Construction Law 
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

    (AV®, BV® and CV® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)

Professional Leadership

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

Related Employment

  • Penland Munther Boardman, Chartered, Boise, Partner


  • Hon. Stephen Bistline, Idaho Supreme Court, 1982


  • University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1982
  • Idaho State University, B.A., 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho

Court Admissions

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