A founding partner of Ramsden, Marfice, Ealy & Harris, LLP, Michael Ramsden has extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation, medical malpractice defense, product liability defense, insurance law, professional malpractice defense, personal injury defense, employment law, commercial and business litigation, and governmental tort and civil rights litigation. Mr. Ramsden has over thirty years of experience in trial and appellate law in state and federal courts in Idaho and Washington.

Mr. Ramsden has tried numerous personal injury and professional malpractice defense cases, as well as many cases involving issues of product liability, personal injury, employment, commercial and business transactions, and governmental tort and civil rights issues. Mr. Ramsden's civil litigation experience covers an array of insurance and business related claims. He has represented medical doctors, lawyers, accountants, and other business professionals in Idaho and Washington. Mr. Ramsden is recognized as one of the premier professional malpractice defense attorneys in Idaho and Washington and has spoken extensively on the subjects of professional malpractice and errors and omissions, as well as other subjects related to civil litigation defense.


JOINED FIRM

  • 1994

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Governmental Tort & Civil Rights Issues
  • Class Actions
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Product Liability

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Idaho State Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Kootenai County Bar Association
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Spokane Adjusters Association
  • Idaho State Bar -- Litigation Section
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Idaho, 1979
  • Washington, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998

HONORS & AWARDS

  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected to Mountain States Super Lawyers List: 2007-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America

EDUCATION

  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • Juris Doctor, 1978
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts, 1976
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Philosophy

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • Worker's Compensation: The Continuing Dilemma of Third-Party Actions, Co-Author with R. Daniel Bowen, 21 Idaho Law Review 57, 1985