Tom W. Stonecipher
Tom works extensively to protect the rights of both companies and individuals in the areas of zoning, land use, real estate, development, and transactions. He has litigated in state and federal courts throughout his career. He brings decades of experience to the firm practicing in many areas including, but not limited to; tort defense, labor and unemployment, corporate finance, and acquisitions. Tom also provides expert insight to national lenders on transactions that involve assets in Montana.
Before moving to Montana, Tom practiced for 18 years in Chicago primarily focusing on antitrust and complex commercial cases. His experience working on these cases helps him in large case litigation in Montana, including tort defense, product liability and business litigation, contract drafting, and formations.
Dartmouth College (A.B., 1968); Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington (J.D., cum laude, 1974); Order of the Coif
Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1974; U.S. Supreme Court, 1979; Washington, 1989; Montana, 1992; U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1993; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2000
American Bar Association; State Bar of Montana; Illinois State Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association; Dartmouth Lawyers Association; Gallatin County Bar Association (President, 1998-1999)