Doug Marfice has over twenty-five years of transactional representation as well as trial and appellate experience in both state and federal courts in Idaho and Washington. His practice involves a broad range of real estate-related disciplines, with a litigation emphasis. Doug has represented property owners, brokers, developers, lenders, homeowners’ associations, and title insurers. Doug has handled all manner of access, easement and boundary line disputes, real estate partition actions, covenant enforcements, eminent domain/condemnation cases, and contract disputes. Doug also helps clients with land use and development matters, as well as a variety of regulatory interpretation and enforcement cases involving land rules, building code and zoning compliance, Fair Housing and ADA claims, environmental matters, and real estate secured lending matters, including both judicial and non-judicial foreclosures and loan work-out agreements.

Doug has been certified by Idaho Real Estate Commission's Education Council as an instructor of Real Estate Law, and has taught this 30-hour live course numerous times throughout Idaho. He has also authored and presented certified continuing education courses in topics including risk reduction, eminent domain, RESPA, Fair Housing, legislative updates, and interdisciplinary real estate matters. Doug has spoken at continuing education classes for real estate brokers, agents, land surveyors, attorneys, and allied professionals, and has represented over fifty real estate brokerages in errors and omissions defense cases, administrative and licensure matters, disciplinary actions, brokerage business management matters, fee arbitrations, professional standards inquiries, governmental and regulatory compliance, and franchise matters.


JOINED FIRM

  • 1994

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Development
  • Eminent Domain
  • Errors & Omissions Defense
  • Business Tort Defense
  • Land Use
  • Insurance Law
  • Regulatory Compliance

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Idaho
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

HONORS & AWARDS

  • A.M. Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

EDUCATION

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D., 1989
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • B.A., History, 1986

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Kootenai County Bar Association

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • 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