Welcome to Varin Wardwell LLC
Our team lives these values personally and professionally so that you experience more than just competent legal counsel and representation. This collaborative, people-focused approach to practicing law throughout Idaho and the Northwest is a difference you see and feel with our firm. Why? Because we want to win more than your business. We want to earn your trust.
The Right Expertise
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, individual, small business, nonprofit or institution, we’re here for you… all across Idaho and the Northwest. From litigation, business, intellectual property and healthcare to tax law, trusts & estate legal services. We make it easier and more comfortable to get the legal help you need.
News & Events
Congratulations to Varin Wardwell partners, Dylan Lawrence and Will Varin for being named Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2017. Mr. Lawrence was selected in the Environmental Law category and Mr. Varin was selected in the Medical Malpractice Defense...
The Right Team
You expect exceptional credentials, training, and experience from any law firm. Our team offers you top-tier legal educations, decades of collective practice at Idaho’s largest firms, and relevant professional accomplishments. We offer you all this and more in a more personal style and approachable setting.
J. Will Varin
Litigator & trial lawyer
co-founder of Varin Wardwell LLC
Business & Intellectual property lawyer
Co-founder of Varin Wardwell LLC
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2004
University of Georgia, B.B.A., 2001
Secretary: Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, 2016-present.
Board member and chair: The Learning and Language Center at Calico, Inc., 2015-present.
Trustee and finance committee member: Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, 2015-present.
Panelist: Transactional Law, Concordia Law School, January 23, 2015.
Board member: Icon Credit Union, 2014-present.
Volunteer: New and Emerging Nonprofits Round Table, Idaho Nonprofit Center Resource Thursdays, 2013-2014.
(more professional leadership on his page)
Robert F. Thomas
Principal of Varin Wardwell LLC
University of Washington, College of Law, L.L.M., Taxation, 1999
University of Idaho, J.D., 1998
University of Idaho, B.S., 1993
American Bar Association
Idaho State Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Member of Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section of ISB
Anne C. Kunkel
Real estate development and ownership
Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, J.D., 2001 – summa cum laude
University of Kentucky, B.A. Political Science & History, 1998 – cum laude
Leaders in Law Award (2014) from Idaho Business Review
Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Real Estate)
Mountain States Rising Stars (Real Estate)
Leadership Boise, 2008-2010, Graduate
(more recognitions on her page)
Memberships & Affiliations
Idaho State Bar Real Property Section
CREW Idaho, founding member, 2013 President
Idaho Women Lawyers
environmental and natural resources lawyer
Idaho State Bar
State Bar of Texas
J.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2002, with honors
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
Recent Articles & Presentations
“Mineral Rights 101,” Boise Estate Planning Council (Dec. 7, 2015)
“Negotiating Agricultural Water Right Sales and Leases,” National Business Institute (Nov. 9, 2015)
(more recent articles & presentationson his page)
Memberships & Affiliations
Recognized as a Mountain States “Super Lawyer” in Environmental Law
Ranked by Chambers and Partners in the areas of Natural Resources & Environment for Idaho
Chairperson, Idaho State Bar Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section
The Right Approach
You will notice a difference here – from our décor to our demeanor. That’s because we take a unique and refreshing approach to providing legal services. One that’s based on sound legal foundations yet seeks to modernize the practice of law. As a result, we revolutionize client expectations and build lasting relationships based on a more personalized, tailored style of law practice.
how do we accomplish them?
Embrace a high-technology, low-overhead infrastructure
Concentrate on creating value, not billing hours
Guide clients through confusing processes and situations
Offer clients innovative and flexible billing arrangements
Adopt a collaborative approach to problem-solving
Provide responsive, accessible, and personalized service
Assure and inspire clients through empathy and confidence
The Right Relationship
You place a lot of trust in us, and we honor that on many levels. Our promise: we will value your time, respect your situation and responsibly manage your financial resources. Take the first step in this relationship today by calling, emailing, or stopping by our downtown Boise, Idaho law offices.
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WE ARE HERE
242 N. 8th Street, Suite 220, Boise, ID 83702
Our office is located in the Fidelity building, directly above Pollo Rey. The entrance to the building is between the Pollo Rey and Bittercreek Alehouse patios.