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Labor & Employment — Montana


Crowley Fleck PLLP - Labor & Employment

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Market-leading team renowned for its representation of employers in an array of issues, encompassing contentious and noncontentious matters at both the federal and state levels. Regularly mandated by major employers to handle matters relating to ERISA, discrimination, employment benefits, workforce management and dispute prevention.

Strengths Commentators hail the firm for its "good-quality people" and "statewide" presence.

Work highlights Represented Carroll College in a dispute with a union pertaining to the National Labor Relations Act in which it was determined that the college was not subject to the NLRB's jurisdiction.

Notable practitioners

Steven Lehman possesses considerable experience in employment litigation, notably in the arenas of discrimination and wrongful discharge. He is sought out by employers for advice on union matters and employee relations.

Joe Maynard is appreciated for his expertise in labor and employment disputes, especially on workers' compensation claims. His broad litigation practice also encompasses the defense of personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

Helena-based Marcia Davenport enjoys a solid reputation in the contentious sphere, frequently acting on employment disputes such as wrongful discharge and discrimination.

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Holland & Hart LLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Formidable team, widely admired for its ability in the labor and employment spheres. Possesses considerable experience in an array of contentious and noncontentious areas, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, labor relations and employment agreements.

Strengths Market sources highlight the group's "breadth of expertise" and "good reputation on the employment side."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Stillwater Mining Company in a wrongful discharge matter, which included claims for punitive damages in addition to actual damages.

Represented the City of Bozeman in a unit clarification mandate concerning the firefighters' union which related to the application of the Montana Collective Bargaining Act.

Significant clients First Interstate Bank, United Parcel Service, Sidney Health Center, Sunburst Consulting, Westmoreland Resource Partners.

Notable practitioners

Elizabeth Nedrow regularly advises employers on matters pertaining to ERISA, ESOP and incentive arrangements. An impressed interviewee reflects that "she is among the most thoughtful of lawyers and is, at the same time, supremely practical, while her judgment is impeccable."

Jeanne Matthews Bender remains active in the labor and employment spheres, advising commercial and nonprofit entities on a range of issues. Her practice covers disputes regarding breach of contract, wrongful discharge and discrimination.

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Respected practice that is well regarded for its ability to handle a breadth of issues such as occupational diseases, wrongful discharge, workers' compensation, unemployment benefits and discrimination. Known for its focus on managing and settling disputes prior to litigation.

Strengths A client confirms: "I can trust the firm to act professionally and represent the client's best interest."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of a client refuting claims of $200,000 relating to FMLA and state laws, particularly in regard to issues of employee medical leave and termination of employment.

Significant clients Energy West, International Paper, Liberty Northwest Insurance Company, Montana Schools Group Insurance Authority, Sentry Insurance.

Notable practitioners

Leo Ward is referred to by a commentator as "one of the top defense attorneys in the state." His practice is focused on defense matters in relation to discrimination, wrongful discharge and liability claims on behalf of employers in areas such as the insurance and power industries.

Oliver Goe, who heads up the group's labor and employment team, garners widespread respect, as one source comments: "His experience makes him stand out. He is very well versed, he has a great personality, he can be a bulldog when he needs to be and he is great at mediation." His practice focuses on matters of discrimination, wrongful discharge and workers' compensation claims, often on behalf of employers, insurers and local government.

Andrew Adamek, cited as "very responsive and knowledgeable" by one satisfied client, provides advice on a wide range of labor and employment-related issues. He assists clients on matters pertaining to wrongful discharge, age and disability discrimination, and safe workplace compliance.

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Christensen & Prezeau, PLLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Compact practice that provides preemptive employment counsel covering the full gamut of issues, including wrongful discharge, workplace investigations, and wage and hour matters. Possesses experience representing both employers and employees in mandates before state and federal courts.

Work highlights Represented the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in its successful appeal to the Montana Supreme Court regarding a wage claim class action.

Acted on behalf of AWARE in defense of a sexual abuse claim which was dismissed with prejudice.

Significant clients Anderson ZurMuehlen, Dick Anderson Construction, Morrison-Maierle, Shodair Children's Hospital, State of Montana.

Notable practitioners

Amy Christensen divides her practice between employment-related litigation, advice and workplace investigations. She is highly rated for her extensive experience counseling employers on matters such as performance management, contracts, and compliance with state and federal employment laws as well as contentious issues.

Of counsel John Sullivan is a respected presence in the Montana market, bringing decades of experience to his labor and employment practice. He is also a distinguished mediator of employment disputes.

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Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Well-regarded group offering a full spectrum of labor and employment services, both contentious and noncontentious. Operates on behalf of major employers providing advice on matters such as collective bargaining agreements, employment discrimination claims and ERISA disputes.

Work highlights Acting for National Park Reservations in defense of an employee's claim alleging pregnancy discrimination and emotional distress.

Successfully represented Indemnity Insurance Company of North America in a dispute in which the plaintiff alleged an injury in the course of her work.

Notable practitioners

Operating out of Missoula, Candace Fetscher counts employment work, healthcare-related issues and medical malpractice defense within her longstanding expertise.

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Hattersley Walter, PLLP - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Highly thought of group with experience counseling on a spectrum of labor and employment-related issues. Noted for its expertise in a range of claims such as wrongful termination and discrimination matters, and also advises clients on the contractual status of employees, whistle-blowing, noncompete agreements and tort claims.

Notable practitioners

The celebrated Thomas Hattersley has over 30 years of experience in the labor and employment arenas. His deep expertise covers areas such as workplace safety, wage laws and tort claims.

Teri Walter is highlighted by interviewees as an "outstanding attorney who really knows what she is doing." She is noted for her contentious and noncontentious practice, and frequently offers Montana-focused labor and employment advice to out-of-state clients.

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Brown Law Firm PC - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Billings and Missoula-based group notable for its practice advising clients from both the private and public sectors, on a spectrum of labor and employment-based issues such as race and gender discrimination and workers' compensation claims, alongside FELA-related mandates.

Notable practitioners

Michael Heringer concentrates his time on civil trial work with a focus on the defense of employment matters including workers' compensation claims. He is also regularly engaged in other contentious matters, such as personal injury, product liability, and oil and gas work.

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Worden Thane PC - Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for Respected team that handles labor and employment-focused matters. Regularly provides counsel on wage and hour matters, discrimination and workers' compensation claims, alongside handling issues pertaining to contract terminations and union negotiations.

Strengths One market observer suggests that the team "has a very solid reputation in the labor and employment area."

Notable practitioners

Ronald Bender is a deeply experienced litigator and has been active in the practice area for over 40 years. His practice incorporates contentious matters in the commercial and employment spheres, and he represents both individuals and businesses.

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Senior Statesmen

Jeanne Matthews Bender

Holland & Hart LLP

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Jeanne Matthews Bender remains active in the labor and employment spheres, advising commercial and nonprofit entities on a range of issues. Her practice covers disputes regarding breach of contract, wrongful discharge and discrimination.

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Christensen & Prezeau, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Of counsel John Sullivan is a respected presence in the Montana market, bringing decades of experience to his labor and employment practice. He is also a distinguished mediator of employment disputes.

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Amy D Christensen

Christensen & Prezeau, PLLP

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Amy Christensen divides her practice between employment-related litigation, advice and workplace investigations. She is highly rated for her extensive experience counseling employers on matters such as performance management, contracts, and compliance with state and federal employment laws as well as contentious issues.

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Crist, Krogh & Nord, LLC

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The acclaimed John Crist of Crist, Krogh & Nord, LLC focuses his practice on contentious matters, in both the commercial and employment arenas. He has acted on a range of issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination and noncompete agreements.

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Faure Holden PC

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Jean Faure of Faure Holden PC remains a highly rated practitioner in the labor and employment field in Montana. She wins admiration for her representation of public and private employers in matters pertaining to wrongful discharge, discrimination, and wage and hour matters, among others.

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Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP

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Operating out of Missoula, Candace Fetscher counts employment work, healthcare-related issues and medical malpractice defense within her longstanding expertise.

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Thomas E Hattersley III

Hattersley Walter, PLLP

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The celebrated Thomas Hattersley has over 30 years of experience in the labor and employment arenas. His deep expertise covers areas such as workplace safety, wage laws and tort claims.

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Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Lehman possesses considerable experience in employment litigation, notably in the arenas of discrimination and wrongful discharge. He is sought out by employers for advice on union matters and employee relations.

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Leo Ward is referred to by a commentator as "one of the top defense attorneys in the state." His practice is focused on defense matters in relation to discrimination, wrongful discharge and liability claims on behalf of employers in areas such as the insurance and power industries.

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Worden Thane PC

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Ronald Bender is a deeply experienced litigator and has been active in the practice area for over 40 years. His practice incorporates contentious matters in the commercial and employment spheres, and he represents both individuals and businesses.

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William Andrew Forsythe

Moulton Bellingham PC

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William Andrew Forsythe of Moulton Bellingham PC is held in high esteem for his capabilities in employment litigation, especially with regard to his representation of employers within the healthcare and coal mining industries.

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

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Oliver Goe, who heads up the group's labor and employment team, garners widespread respect, as one source comments: "His experience makes him stand out. He is very well versed, he has a great personality, he can be a bulldog when he needs to be and he is great at mediation." His practice focuses on matters of discrimination, wrongful discharge and workers' compensation claims, often on behalf of employers, insurers and local government.

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Brown Law Firm PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Heringer concentrates his time on civil trial work with a focus on the defense of employment matters including workers' compensation claims. He is also regularly engaged in other contentious matters, such as personal injury, product liability, and oil and gas work.

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Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joe Maynard is appreciated for his expertise in labor and employment disputes, especially on workers' compensation claims. His broad litigation practice also encompasses the defense of personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

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McLean & Associates, PLLC

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David McLean of McLean & Associates, PLLC is referred to by a client as "a trusted confidant," with another interviewee reporting: "He knows the statewide landscape in Montana, is responsive and gives good advice." He assists clients on matters such as wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage and hour issues.

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Andrew Adamek, cited as "very responsive and knowledgeable" by one satisfied client, provides advice on a wide range of labor and employment-related issues. He assists clients on matters pertaining to wrongful discharge, age and disability discrimination, and safe workplace compliance.

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Crowley Fleck PLLP

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Helena-based Marcia Davenport enjoys a solid reputation in the contentious sphere, frequently acting on employment disputes such as wrongful discharge and discrimination.

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Charles Hansberry

Hansberry & Jourdonnais, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Charles Hansberry of Hansberry & Jourdonnais, PLLC is in demand for his adroit handling of labor and employment-related contentious mandates, but additionally offers clients arbitration services.

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Elizabeth A Nedrow

Holland & Hart LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Elizabeth Nedrow regularly advises employers on matters pertaining to ERISA, ESOP and incentive arrangements. An impressed interviewee reflects that "she is among the most thoughtful of lawyers and is, at the same time, supremely practical, while her judgment is impeccable."

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Ritchie Manning LLP

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Jason Ritchie of Ritchie Manning LLP is engaged on a variety of labor and employment matters, encompassing wrongful discharge, harassment and breach of contract. He is praised as "a really good resource who knows how to handle situations and mitigate risks."

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Hattersley Walter, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Teri Walter is highlighted by interviewees as an "outstanding attorney who really knows what she is doing." She is noted for her contentious and noncontentious practice, and frequently offers Montana-focused labor and employment advice to out-of-state clients.

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Wills Law Firm, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Kelly Wills of Wills Law Firm, P.C. is a well thought of figure in the labor and employment market in Montana and particularly excels in the sphere of workers' compensation.

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