Rick L. Stacey


Richard L. Stacey (“Rick”) is a tenacious 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. Rick is an avid supporter of all things BSU. He serves as a board member on the BSU Alumni Association and acts as its legal counsel providing pro-bono legal representation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Construction law
  • Real estate law
  • Business law
  • Commercial litigation

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Trade associations leadership and membership:

  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Inland Pacific Chapter
  • Idaho Associated General Contractors
  • Idaho AGC Construction Leadership Council Board of Directors (2004 – 2008)
  • American Bar Association, including Forum on the Construction Industry and Litigation Section
  • Idaho State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel
  • Boise State University, Alumni Association Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Member at Hillcrest Country Club


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

Professional experience:

  • 2014 – Present: Partner, McConnell, Wagner, Sykes + Stacey PLLC
  • 2009 – 2014: Partner, Meuleman Mollerup LLP
  • 2003 – 2008: Associate, Meuleman Mollerup LLP
  • 2001-2002: Clerk to Judge Harvey Sweitzer, Office of Hearings and Appeals, United States Department of the Interior
  • 10 years construction project management experience