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Randall L. Schmitz joined the firm as a senior associate in July 2012. Mr. Schmitz received his B.S. degree in Business Economics at Willamette University in 1993. He received his J.D. degree from Willamette College of Law and his MBA from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management in 1997.

Mr. Schmitz holds an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He concentrates his practice on general construction law, labor law, products liability, insurance defense and commercial litigation, with a special emphasis on construction litigation. He is involved in the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and trial of construction-related matters on behalf of all segments of the construction industry, including owners, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. He has lectured on construction-related topics and successfully represented clients in trial and on appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas:

    • Construction Law/Litigations
    • Employment/Labor Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Products Liability
    • Complex Litigation
    • Insurance Defense

Professional Activities:

  • Inland Pacific Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors (2010 – Present)
  • Idaho Association of Defense Counsel (2008 – Present)
  • Defense Research Institute (2008 – Present)
  • Idaho Associated General Contractors of America (2007 – Present)
  • American Bar Association (1999 – Present)

Awards and Honors:

  • Idaho State Bar Association – Pro Bono Award (2008)
  • Named in Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals (2008, 2009)
  • Editor, Willametter Business Law Journal (1996)


  • A ‘Gross’ Situation: Proving Age Discrimination Just Got Harder, Idaho Employment Law Letter, August 2009


  • Managing Construction Projects, Lorman Education Services (2008)
  • Managing Complex Construction Law Issues, National Business Institute (2008)
  • Idaho Mechanic’s Lien Laws, Inland Pacific Chapter, ABC (2011)


  • Willamette College of Law, JD (1997)
  • Atkinson Graduate School of Management, MBA (1997)
  • Willamette University, B.A. Business Economics (1993)

Court Admissions:

  • Idaho Magistrate and District Courts
  • Idaho Court of Appeals
  • Idaho Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Idaho
  • Oregon Circuit Courts
  • Oregon Court of Appeals
  • Oregon Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar Association (1999 – Present)
  • Idaho State Bar Association (2000 – Present)