Richard A. Cummings

Richard A. Cummings

Dedicated to the efficient delivery of legal excellence and outstanding results

Firm Overview

At Richard A. Cummings Law Office in Boise, we embrace challenges as an opportunity to grow. Since establishing his Idaho practice in 1975, attorney Richard A. Cummings has built his reputation upon a strong tradition of providing innovative and strategic solutions without adding unnecessary costs.

Among his peers, Richard is known for his professionalism and ethics, earning an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry. His more than 35 years experience has taught him how to be objective about your legal matter, and thus he knows when cases can best be resolved through negotiation or litigation.

Specifically, our law firm can help you in:
Tax planning, entity (LLC, corporation & partnership) formation, residential and commercial development
Construction defect litigation, lien claims, contractor joint ventures for large projects, bond claims, contract and subcontract drafting, contract and subcontract enforcement
Tax minimization for large estates, wills, trusts, limited partnerships, tax controversies and litigation

An unwavering commitment to our clients:
We strive to pursue your interests with integrity. This also extends to the way we treat our clients. We believe that when our clients enter into a professional relationship with our firm, they deserve to be treated with individual attention and respect.

You can expect us to provide direct and honest appraisals of how we can help, the likely costs, and the likely outcomes. Our goal is your security and peace of mind, and we take care to treat your money as carefully as if it were our own.

Main Office

Main Office
412 E. Park Center, Suite 325
Boise ID 83706





Estate Planning

Preserving your family's wealth for future generations

Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, attorney Richard A. Cummings can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy:
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Drafting your living will and last will and testament:
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Richard can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will:
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Richard drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship:
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Richard A. Cummings

Richard A. Cummings


Mr. Cummings is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Business law
-Commercial litigation
-Real estate law
-Construction law
-Estate planning law
-Tax planning
-Tax controversies

-Idaho, 1975
-U.S. Tax Court, 1976
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1982

-University of Nebraska, J.D., with distinction, 1975
-Northwestern University, B.A., 1970

Associations and memberships:
-Boise Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Idaho State Bar Association
-Association of Accredited Estate Planners

Biographical details:
-Order of the Coif
-Member, The Order of Barristers
-Member: Moot Court National Competition Team; Allen Moot Court Board
-Director, National Association of Estate Planners
-Director, Estate Law Specialist Board


University of Nebraska
Juris Doctorate, with distinction, 1975