Before becoming a lawyer, Mike Ealy worked as a biologist for Weyerhaeuser Company. While working for Weyerhaeuser, his exposure to environmental litigation led him to return to the University of Idaho and obtain his law degree. Following his graduation, Mike began his legal career as a law clerk for First District Judge James F. Judd (now retired). After his clerkship, Mike accepted an associate position at Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris (then Ramsden & Lyons) and began a civil practice that included real estate and insurance defense related matters. Since becoming a partner at RMEH in 2006, Mike’s civil practice has grown, with his practice areas now focused on construction law and construction defect litigation and arbitration, real estate law and boundary dispute litigation, and contract law and general contract litigation. He has also recently expanded his practice areas to include civil mediation. Mike is a long-time resident of North Idaho, growing up in Spirit Lake and graduating from Lakeland High School in Rathdrum.

Mike has always enjoyed the outdoors. He is an avid fly-fisherman and fly-tier who enjoys fishing the local streams and lakes from his gold and black drift boat aptly named the “Joe Vandal.” He is also an amateur photographer who enjoys landscape and wildlife photography. When he’s not practicing law or fishing, you might find Mike photographing the local scenery or capturing images of eagles and ospreys.


JOINED FIRM

  • 1999

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law
  • Contract Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Water Law
  • Public Agency & Municipal Law -- Water Districts
  • Mediation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Idaho, 1997
  • Washington, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012

Fraternities/sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Sigma Nu

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers List: 2016-2017
  • BV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

EDUCATION

  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • Juris Doctor, 1997
  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
    • Bachelor of Science, 1989
    • Major: Biology

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Kootenai County Bar Association, Past President
  • Idaho Law Review