Lewis Stoddard

Senior Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Stoddard is a Senior Attorney practicing in the Boise, Idaho office of RCO Legal, P.C. Mr. Stoddard’s practice focuses on litigated matters including creditor’s rights, contested foreclosures, evictions and title disputes throughout the State of Idaho. Prior to joining RCO Legal, P.C., Mr. Stoddard spent approximately 4 years as a general litigation associate at a large insurance defense firm in Boise handling all types of insurance defense litigation including defense of medical malpractice claims, personal injury claims, premises liability, construction defect, and civil rights claims. Mr. Stoddard also spent 1 year as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Elgee, Fifth Judicial District for the State of Idaho.

While in law school, Mr. Stoddard was a law clerk for Kennecott Utah Copper and served an externship with the General Counsel to the Governor of Idaho. Prior to law school, Mr. Stoddard worked for Fairbanks Capital Corp., n/k/a Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., doing loss mitigation and for one of the nation’s largest account’s payable auditing firms both as a data analyst and manager over a data analyst group.

Mr. Stoddard also serves as a coach for the University of Idaho College of Law, Boise Campus Bankruptcy Moot Court team which annually competes in the Honorable Lloyd George Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, jointly sponsored by St. John’s University School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

EDUCATION

+ J.D., University of Idaho College of Law, 2007
+ B.S. (cum laude, Finance and Economics), Utah State University, 2001

Court and Bar Admissions:

+ All Idaho State Courts
+ Idaho Court of Appeals
+ Idaho Supreme Court
+ U.S. District Courts for the District of Idaho
+ U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
+ Idaho State Bar Association
+ Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar

Representative Cases and Presentations:

+ Antim v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc., 251 P.3d 602 (Ct. App. 2011).
+ Finch v. Reinkeet. al., 2010 WL 3926193 (D. Idaho 2010).
+ Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. v. Butcher, 338 P.3d 556 (Idaho 2014).
+ Federal National Mortgage Association v. Hafer, 351 P.3d 622 (Idaho 2015).
+ In re Jensen-Edwards, 535 B.R. 336 (Bankr. D. Idaho 2015)
+ Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., v. Sheets et. al., ___ Idaho ___ (Idaho 2016).
+ IPE- Trial Preparation from Start to Finish (November 2012).