Nicholas VandenBos


Land Use
Natural Resources

Nicholas R. VandenBos

Nick’s practice involves both litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis on land use, natural resource, environmental, and water issues.

Nick’s land use practice includes matters ranging from negotiations with federal management agencies to access and easement litigation. He has represented private landowners, government entities, recreational organizations, and public lands users.

In his natural resource practice, Nick assists clients with issues such as water rights claims and environmental matters, including issues arising under federal and state environmental and regulatory laws.

Nick also advises clients involved in the outdoor recreation industry on issues ranging from recreational liability to business operations.

Nick graduated with high honors from the University of Montana School of Law. While in law school, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Public Land & Resources Law Review and was the Janet D. Steiger Fellow at the Office of Consumer Protection, Montana Department of Justice. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Hon. Donald Molloy at the United States District Court for the District of Montana. He is admitted to practice in Montana and Wyoming.


University of Montana (B.A., English with high honors, 2007); University of Washington (M.F.A., Writing, 2012); University of Montana (J.D., with high honors, 2016)

Bar Admissions

Montana, 2016; United States District Court, District of Montana, 2018; Wyoming, 2019; 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2022; 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2022


American Bar AssociationState Bar of Montana; Gallatin County Bar Association; State Bar of Wyoming

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