Partner, Stoel Rives LLP – Boise, Idaho
B.A., Stanford University, ’75; J.D., University of Idaho, ’78
J. Walter Sinclair is a partner of the firm Stoel Rives LLP. He is a trial lawyer focusing on business and commercial litigation. His practice regularly includes complex contract disputes, product liability matters, antitrust issues, securities and class actions. Mr. Sinclair is a Fellow in and the state chair of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) and he is a Fellow in and previously served as a national foundation board member and officer and past state chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). He is a past president of International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), the Lawyers for Civic Justice (LCJ), the Idaho chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and the Boise chapter of the American Inns of Court. In 2012 he was awarded the E.I. DuPont “Golden Eagle” award for excellent legal services.
Mr. Sinclair is an active member of his community. He currently serves as the Idaho State Membership Chair of the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, as a member of the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Strategic Initiatives Committee, and as a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive committee of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He previously served as the Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the American Heart Association and is currently on the Idaho AHA Board of Directors. He previously served as a Director and President of the Magic Valley Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc. In 2004 He was awarded the American Heart Association’s national Gold Heart Award.