Civil litigation and dispute resolution comprise about half of the firm’s practice. Each lawyer’s practice involves litigation, and every member of the firm has experience with litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mediations, and arbitrations. The firm has litigated cases throughout Montana and neighboring states; it litigates cases in state and federal courts and has extensive appellate experience.
Firm members litigate matters engaging aspects of all of the firm’s practice areas; they also provide counseling, transactional work, and formative work (such as creating or modifying business entities) in many of these practice areas. Having litigation experience makes firm lawyers more effective in crafting transactions and giving advice in its practice areas.
The firm has significant experience with class actions, both in prosecuting them for plaintiffs and in defending against them. Class action cases have included oil and gas matters, employment matters, and consumer protection cases.
We also participate in and provide mediation and arbitration services. One of the firm’s members is both an experienced mediator and a panel member of the American Arbitration Association.