Richard Greener is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Litigation and Real Estate sections and active in other teams as well, such as the Bankruptcy section. His litigation experience and background is wide and varied as outlined below.  



Richard Greener is recognized as among the most talented trial attorneys in the intermountain west, capable of trying varied and complex matters. During the last 10 years, Mr. Greener has spent 100 percent of his time on trial work. He has appeared in numerous federal district courts, Circuit Courts of Appeal, United States Supreme Court, state courts, including state courts in Texas, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, and administrative bodies such as the United States International Trade Commission. Approximately 75 percent of his trials have been tried before juries.

His litigation experience covers a broad spectrum of substantive law, which includes cases involving commercial, securities, construction, environment, employment, patent infringement, professional legal and medical malpractice, drug and medical products liability, as well as general business litigation. His professional medical malpractice clients include physicians, long-term care facilities, chiropractors and other health care providers.


Nelsen v. Nelsen

On April 19, 2022, the Idaho Supreme Court issued its opinion in Nelsen v. Nelsen, ruling in favor of Slade D. Sokol and Richard H. Greener's clients on six of the seven issues. The 40-page opinion addressed numerous evidentiary issues, the summary judgment standard where a dispute is decided by the trial court rather than a jury, as well as claims involving testamentary capacity, undue influence, and the interpretation of Idaho operating agreements. The Idaho Supreme Court also formally declined to adopt the tort of intentional interference with an expected inheritance. This opinion was a significant win for Parsons' clients, and one that will likely be cited many times in the future.



University of Idaho (J.D., 1968)

University of Washington (B.A., 1965)


Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Best Lawyers in America, 1999-Present. Bet-the-Company litigation, commercial litigation, litigation - banking and finance

Has been listed in Lawdragon Leading 500 Trial Lawyers in America

Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007-present

100 Top Lawyers in the Intermountain West, 2008--2018

Best Lawyers in America 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Boise

Best Lawyers in America 2015 Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year," Boise

Best Lawyers recognition for Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation – 2015



Idaho State Bar

Washington State Bar

American Bar Association

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

American Board of Trial Advocates

Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Defense Research Institute

Idaho Association of Defense Counsel

Justice Court Judge, Latah County, Idaho, 1967-1968


Phi Alpha Delta





U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. International Trade Commission


University of Idaho College of Law