Murray Feldman, a partner in Holland & Hart’s Boise, Idaho office, has been selected as one of this year’s Professionalism Award recipients by the Idaho State Bar (ISB). This award is presented annually to an attorney or attorneys in each of Idaho’s seven judicial districts who have engaged in activities in the community, state, or profession reflecting the highest standards of civility and professionalism.
Murray represents project developers and state and local governments in high-profile Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and other environmental litigation, permitting, and counseling matters. He also represents parents under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Murray has authored over 50 published articles and book chapters on environmental law topics and presented at numerous legal and industry association meetings and to college and law school classes and groups. Murray has served as the firm’s environmental compliance group leader, as the Boise office administrative partner, and as former chair of the firm’s Partner Responsibility Committee.
He also contributes significant time to legal and community organizations. Murray is the immediate past board chair of the Idaho Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He co-edited the Council-published book Idaho Wilderness Considered, the Idaho Library Association’s 2016 Idaho Book of the Year. He served in leadership roles with the ISB’s Environment and Natural Resources Law section, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Alumni Board of Trustees. He has also dedicated many years of support to youth baseball in the Treasure Valley.
The Professionalism Award will be presented at the ISB’s District Resolution Meeting in the fall and is featured in the 2021 ISB Annual Meeting Awards publication.