William F. Boyd


Mr. Boyd has over forty-eight years of experience as trial and appellate counsel in civil litigation in both state and federal courts in Idaho. Mr. Boyd's practice emphasizes a broad range of areas including corporate, civil, appeals, labor, employment, business, wills, estate planning, environmental, natural resources and mining law. Mr. Boyd is frequently chosen as local counsel for firms in larger cities. He holds an AV-rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Boyd has handled various legal issues confronting public corporations including labor negotiations, contracts for construction, employee issues, organization of water and sewer districts, employee policy manuals, issue of bonds for financing, road abandonment, advice to law enforcement officers, litigation, and purchases by public corporation of private corporation assets.

Mr. Boyd has been a member of the company negotiating team for The Bunker Hill Company and Hecla Mining Company. He has been spokesman for the company negotiating team for Sunshine Mining Company and Coeur Silver Valley, Inc. He renders legal advice with respect to a range of corporate issues and provides public reporting when necessary. In the private sector, Mr. Boyd has experience in negotiation of labor-management agreements, NLRB representation elections, NLRB unfair labor practice charges, NLRB bargaining unit establishment, advice concerning response to grievances, handling of arbitrations regarding breach of labor contracts, and advice with respect to employee discipline and termination. 

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 1965
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1983


  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • LL.B. - 1965
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
    • B.S., Forest Management - 1962

Honors and Awards

  • A.M. Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Idaho State Bar Professionalism Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Kootenai County Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association

Contact William F. Boyd

Of Counsel
Ramsden & Lyons, LLP
700 Northwest Blvd
PO Box 1336
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho  83816
Phone: (208) 664-5818
Toll Free: (800) 352-0813
Fax: (208) 664-5884


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho

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