Nick Warden's practice centers on all aspects of civil litigation, appeals, alternative dispute resolution, and client risk management. In every case, his focus is exclusively on providing the highest quality of service to his clients. He believes in a creative and flexible approach designed to address the unique needs of each client and each case, and to identify which arguments are most likely to resonate with the jury or judge.
Nick’s practice is predominated by commercial litigation including employment litigation and complex business litigation. He has also dedicated a significant portion of his career to date – including approximately three years with the Civil Litigation Division of the Idaho Office of Attorney General – to representing employers in cases involving claims of civil rights violations, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower claims, and wrongful discharge. Nick has represented clients in appeals before the Idaho and Ninth Circuit appellate courts, as well as state and federal courts in Idaho, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Montana, and others.
Nick has a strong belief in the importance of public service and community involvement. He is a recipient of the Denise O-Donnell Day Pro Bono Services Award, and currently serves on the Board of a local performing arts organization in Boise. He has also taught classes whenever possible as adjunct faculty at Boise State University in the areas of both natural resource management and food law. Nick has served as an officer of the Fourth District Bar Association for several years and currently serves as the organization’s President. He is also a graduate of the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers program and a member of the local chapter of American Inns of Court.
Prior to the practice of law, Nick graduated with Honors from the University of Southern California and received a Master of Science degree from Oxford University, which he completed with distinction. His graduate thesis analyzed natural resource management in southern Africa, received the Allen Pred Prize for innovation in theory or method, and involved fieldwork in both Soweto, South Africa and the city of Maseru in the neighboring country of Lesotho.
When not teaching or working, Nick loves to spend as much time as possible with his family. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid consumer of both books and film.
Awards & Accolades
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Labor and Employment, Boise, ID (2024)
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Boise, ID (2023)
Special Service Award, Idaho State Bar and Idaho Law Foundation (2021)
Idaho Academy of Leadership of Lawyers (2018 - 2019)
Fourth District Bar Association (2018 - Present)
Denise O’Donnell Day Pro Bono Award (2014)
J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2012
MSc, Oxford University, 2007
B.A., University of Southern California, 2006, magna cum laude
- U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit