Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris, LLP

Michael A. Ealy

Michael A. Ealy

Mike is from North Idaho.  He grew up in Spirit Lake and graduated from Lakeland H.S. in 1984 and the University of Idaho in 1989. Before becoming a lawyer, Mike worked as a biologist for Weyerhaeuser Company in Federal Way, Washington from 1989-1994. While working for Weyerhaeuser, his exposure to environmental litigation led him to return to the University of Idaho where he obtained his law degree. Following graduation in 1997, Mike returned to North Idaho and began his legal career as a law clerk for First District Judge James F. Judd (retired). Following his clerkship, in 1999 Mike began his civil practice with the firm Ramsden & Lyons (now Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris) where he handled construction, real estate and insurance defense related matters. In 2006, Mike became a partner and his practice became more focused on areas of construction law and construction defect litigation and real estate and boundary dispute litigation. In 2015, Mike earned his certification as a civil mediator and has expanded his practice to include civil mediation and arbitration services. 

Having spent most of his life in North Idaho, Mike has always enjoyed the outdoors. He is an avid fly-fisherman who enjoys tying flies and fishing our local streams and lakes from his gold and black drift boat--the “Joe Vandal.” Mike is also an aspiring amateur landscape and wildlife photographer.  You can view some of Mike’s photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelealy/ When Mike is not working, he’s probably out fishing or taking photos in a few of his favorite locations. 

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

  • First District Bar Association

  • Kootenai County Bar Association, Past President

  • Idaho Law Review