Professional Biography
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Robert A. Maynard Partner

  • Boise

    D +1.208.343.3434

    F +1.208.343.3232


    1111 West Jefferson Street, Suite 500

    Boise, ID 83702-5391


  • Anchorage

    D +1.907.263.6921

    F +1.907.276.3108


    1029 West Third Avenue, Suite 300

    Anchorage, AK 99501-1981




Bob Maynard focuses his practice on environment, energy, and natural resources law. His practice includes project development, acquisitions, and other transactions, regulation, legislation and litigation. His experience includes forest products/timber, government contracts/leasing/permitting, historic preservation, Indian law, land use/real estate, minerals, oil & gas, power generation and transmission, public lands, recreation/resort, and water law matters. His experience extends to federal ANCSA, ANILCA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA/Superfund, Endangered Species Act, Energy Policy Act, FLPMA, Geothermal Steam Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act, NEPA, NFMA, and NHPA issues, and to Alaska, Idaho and other state law issues.

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Ranked by Chambers USA Seven Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers' Boise "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Environmental Law, 2014; "Lawyer of the Year" for Natural Resources Law, 2016, 2018; "Lawyer of the Year" for Environmental Law, 2017
  • Listed in "The International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers"
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental; Natural Resources Law; Timber Law
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as "America's Leading Environment & Natural Resources Lawyers," 2014 - 2020
  • 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.)
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers

Professional Leadership

  • Society of American Foresters Intermountain Region
  • Alaska Bar Association, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar, Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources and Water Law Sections

Related Employment

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel, Pacific Region, Assistant Regional Attorney, 1983 - 1997
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, Alaska, 1983 - 1997
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the General Counsel, Natural Resources Division, Washington, D.C., Attorney, 1980 - 1983 


  • Hon. Jay Rabinowitz, Supreme Court of Alaska, 1979 - 1980






Bar and Court Admissions

  • Idaho
  • Alaska
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1979
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., Forestry and Wildlife, with distinction, 1976