About Thomas Banducci
Mr. Banducci has over 35 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. He is widely known throughout Idaho and the Mountain West as one of the top attorneys in the area of complex commercial litigation. He has been named in Super Lawyers (Top 100 in the Mountain West), the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (only Idaho lawyer on the list), Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers. Mr. Banducci served as an Idaho State Bar Commissioner and was President of the Idaho State Bar in 2007.
Mr. Banducci's practice focused primarily on complex commercial disputes, derivative litigation, business torts, partnership and fiduciary duty disputes, as well as corporate governance issues. With 20 years of experience serving as national litigation counsel for a global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered wood products, Mr. Banducci has extensive experience in products liability (involving wrongful death and serious injury claims) and construction law.
Mr. Banducci's trial work has attracted national attention—he procured jury verdicts in 2007 and 2011 that rank among the top 100 verdicts handed down by U.S. juries during those years. He also obtained a jury verdict in 2010 on a Fair Housing Act claim that is one of the largest recoveries in the history of the Act.
Mr. Banducci received his certification as a mediator from the University of Idaho (NW Institute for Dispute Resolution).
Banducci Mediation specializes in mediating those sorts of disputes that Mr. Banducci handled as a trial attorney:
- complex commercial disputes
- claims between business owners
- derivative litigation
- construction claims and construction defect
- products liability
- wrongful death and serious injury claims
- business torts
- claims for business injury, including lost profits
- partnership/LLC disputes
- business valuation disputes
- trade secret misappropriation
- professional liability (architects/engineers, accountants and attorneys)
- securities fraud
Mr. Banducci's approach to mediation involves a practical and proactive inquiry into the business, legal and human issues associated with the case. Before mediation, Mr. Banducci will meet with counsel and review the key legal issues and evidence involved in the dispute. His independent and objective evaluation of the case before mediation, enables him to better understand the points of disagreement that are barriers to settlement.