Margaret C. Weamer
Margaret C. Weamer engages in a broad general civil litigation and transactional practice, emphasizing in employment, real property, and construction law.
In her employment practice, Ms. Weamer works with local, national, and international companies in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship, including negotiating contracts, drafting employee policies and procedures, and handling complex disputes in administrative and court proceedings including class action representation. She has also represented employees in reviewing and negotiating employment agreements and has brought claims in administrative and court proceedings for discrimination, wage claims, and wrongful termination.
In her real property practice, Ms. Weamer represents commercial and residential property owners in navigating local land use regulations, including appearing before local land use boards and planning and zoning commissions. She works with businesses and individuals in a variety of transactions including purchase and sale agreements and lease negotiations. In addition, Ms. Weamer handles real property and easement disputes of all types.
In her construction practice, Ms. Weamer has represented materials suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and owners in many aspects of the construction industry, from the initial contracting phase to litigating complex disputes. Her work often entails pursing insurance coverage under several types of policies that are generally involved in construction cases, as well as representing policy holders in coverage disputes.
Ms. Weamer enjoys actively engaging in the legal community, previously serving as the president of the local Gallatin County Bar Association, serving a term as the president of the Montana Justice Foundation, and currently serving on Montana’s Access to Justice Commission. She is also an American Bar Association Fellow, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment.
Ms. Weamer joined the firm in 2007, after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. Justices Morris, Cotter and Warner of the Montana Supreme Court. She has been a partner in the firm since 2013.
Ms. Weamer received her J.D. from the University of Montana in 2006 where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team and a legal research and writing teaching assistant.
An avid outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys all forms of bicycling, motorcycles, skiing, snowmobiling and just about everything else Montana’s great outdoors has to offer.
Colorado College; Montana State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002); University of Montana (J.D., 2006); Member , National Moot Court Team, 2005; Order of the Barristers, 2005
Montana, 2007; U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2009; U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2014; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2017
American Bar Foundation Fellow; American Bar Association; American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law; American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry; American Bar Foundation; State Bar of Montana; Gallatin County Bar Association – Former Board Member (President 2015-2016); Montana Justice Foundation – Current Board Member(President 2020); Access to Justice Commission – Current.