Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris, LLP

Douglas S. Marfice

Douglas S. Marfice


Doug has over thirty years of experience representing clients in a diverse practice focusing on real estate related matters.

Doug represents property owners, brokers, developers, lenders, owners’ associations, title insurers and property managers. He has evaluated and (when necessary) litigated, all manner of access claims, easement and boundary line disputes, real estate partition actions, covenant enforcements, eminent domain/condemnation cases, and contract matters. Doug has significant courtroom experience litigating in both the state and federal courts in Idaho and Washington as well as appellate work before the Idaho Supreme Court, the Idaho Court of Appeals and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Doug also helps clients with land use and development projects, planning and zoning matters, as well as a variety of regulatory interpretation and enforcement cases. Doug has defended Fair Housing and ADA discrimination claims, defect non-disclosure claims, environmental matters, and secured lending cases, including both judicial and non-judicial foreclosures and loan work-out agreements.

Representing and educating real estate licensees (agents/Realtors®/brokers) has been a significant part of Doug’s practice for over 25 years. In addition to representing Realtors® Associations, Doug has been certified by Idaho Real Estate Commission as an instructor of Real Estate Law, and has taught this 30-hour live course dozens of times all over Idaho. He has authored and presented numerous certified continuing education courses in topics including risk reduction, contract law, eminent domain, RESPA, Fair Housing, legislative updates, and related real estate subject matter. Doug has also spoken at continuing education classes for land surveyors, attorneys, title agents and other professionals on real estate topics. Doug has extensive experience representing real estate brokerages and agents in errors and omissions (E&O) defense cases, administrative and licensure revocation actions, disciplinary proceedings, brokerage management/franchise matters, fee arbitrations, professional standards hearings, and regulatory compliance cases. Doug has also served as a mediator and expert witness in real estate related cases.


  • 1994


  • Real Estate Litigation

  • Real Estate Development

  • Eminent Domain

  • Errors & Omissions Defense

  • Business Tort Defense

  • Land Use

  • Insurance Law

  • Regulatory Compliance


  • Idaho

  • Washington

  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska

    • J.D., 1989

  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

    • B.A., History, 1986


  • Idaho State Bar

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • First District Bar Association


  • Author, The Mischief of Court-Ordered Mediation, Idaho Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2002

  • Idaho Real Estate Commission's Continuing Education Pilot Program, Course 6, 1995

  • Idaho Real Estate Commission's CORE "Hot Topics," 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008

  • Idaho Real Estate Commission's CORE "Risk Management," 1997

  • Idaho Real Estate Commission's “Risk Reduction Seminar,” 2003

  • Eminent Domain for Idaho Real Estate Agents, 2007