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Litigation: General Commercial — Montana


Boone Karlberg PC - Litigation Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for High-class practice that is highly reputed for a spectrum of contentious expertise, which incorporates railroad litigation, civil rights claims and insurance issues. Regularly engaged on behalf of insurers, government entities and banks, and has experience before both the state and federal courts. Frequently handles product liability work and commercial disputes, as well as legal and healthcare malpractice cases.

Strengths One interviewee notes that the firm is home to "the best overall group of top-tier lawyers in the state," while another source observes: "They have a nice group of litigators."

Notable practitioners

Randy Cox is widely respected by interviewees as "an excellent lawyer who is levelheaded and takes care of his clients." He has a strong focus on commercial litigation and product liability matters, with additional experience in handling personal injury claims, including those relating to toxic exposure and environmental issues. One impressed source describes Cox as "the classiest, smartest, best lawyer around."

Matthew Hayhurst dedicates his time to handling commercial litigation, product liability cases and medical malpractice claims, with particular expertise in matters pertaining to traumatic brain injuries.

Natasha Prinzing Jones has a strong track record defending clients against professional liability and medical malpractice claims. Of late, she has represented a number of governmental entities and school districts in high-profile litigation.

Dean Stensland maintains a strong litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on mandates in the construction space. He is also well placed to represent banks and financial entities in commercial disputes and bankruptcy matters.

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Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP - Litigation Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Preeminent group with considerable expertise handling insurance, medical malpractice and contractual claims. Frequently engaged by clients from the healthcare, automotive and energy sectors to advise on product liability disputes, while also offering assistance in mediation and arbitration proceedings.

Strengths Another source notes that the firm is popular with clients, praising the team's "depth of talent."

Notable practitioners

Bradley Luck is widely regarded as "one of the best lawyers in the state" for his work in insurance-related litigation. He has additional experience representing clients in personal injury and professional negligence cases. Notably, he has acted in a significant number of appeal cases before the Montana Supreme Court.

Highly experienced litigator Robert Sheridan is frequently engaged as a mediator and settlement master in court-mandated settlement conferences. He has a strong background in defense litigation, with particular expertise in governmental liability, product liability and railroad law. Interviewees regard him as a go-to practitioner for mediation work in the state.

Kathleen DeSoto is a "super lawyer" with a strong focus on defending clients in insurance-related litigation. She has additional experience in school liability and legal malpractice cases.

Robert Phillips is highly respected for his extensive experience defending clients in insurance-related litigation, including cases relating to coverage opinions and bad faith insurance claims. He has handled a broad array of civil cases, with particular expertise in product liability cases and construction defect claims.

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Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Johnson, P.C. - Litigation Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for High-caliber offering celebrated for its deep expertise in civil litigation. Particularly lauded for its experience in medical malpractice and professional liability disputes, while also frequently approached to act as mediators in complex contentious matters. Has additional expertise in antitrust litigation and disputes arising from the buying and selling of local businesses.

Notable practitioners

Sean Goicoechea is a "strong lawyer" who is recognized by interviewees for his excellent reputation in the field of medical malpractice defense work. He frequently acts on behalf of physicians, hospitals and medical device manufacturers in complex cases. He is also well placed to handle governmental liability and insurance defense work.

Mikel Moore is a highly respected practitioner with extensive experience in civil defense trial work, including the representation of law firms and legal practitioners in malpractice cases. He also has a strong track record defending ski areas against personal injury claims. One impressed interviewee notes: "He has a very calm and assuring manner. He is exceptionally thorough and has an impeccable reputation with the courts."

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC - Litigation Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Impressive practice offering a broad range of services, representing clients in court and at tribunals, while also managing and budgeting litigation. Sought out for its expertise in handling an array of contentious issues, such as medical malpractice, commercial disputes and construction claims. Frequently handles employment discrimination, workers' compensation and wrongful discharge cases.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's ability to provide thorough and detailed advice, noting: "They prepare concise, clear analysis reports for us that assist in our evaluation of claims."

Sources compare the firm favorably to others operating in the medical malpractice space, with one client observing that "this firm is clearly at the head of the pack."

Work highlights Successfully defended a medical provider against an allegation of medical malpractice relating to a cancer diagnosis.

Acted for GM in defending a wrongful death product liability claim relating to alleged defects in a diesel truck.

Notable practitioners

Stanley Kaleczyc draws on his extensive experience in the field of commercial litigation to represent clients in a wide variety of cases. He frequently handles insurance disputes and contentious tax matters. He is also well placed to advise on securities regulatory issues.

The "superb" Daniel Hoven heads the firm's litigation group and frequently handles complex, high-profile cases. He has a particular focus on medical malpractice work, with additional experience representing clients in environmental and toxic tort disputes. He recently led the team acting for GM in defense of a wrongful death product liability claim.

Sara Berg is singled out for her responsiveness and "good judgment." Her expertise lies in civil defense litigation, with a strong focus on FELA and medical malpractice claims. She is also well placed to advise on family law matters and has handled several cases of this nature before the district court.

Oliver Goe has a broad-based litigation practice, with a particular focus on the defense of liability and medical negligence claims. He provides additional advice on employment discrimination claims and workers' compensation matters.

Chad Adams provides advice to clients on a broad range of contentious matters, including civil litigation, insurance defense and product liability claims. He also has experience in environmental and toxic tort litigation. Of late, he acted for private prison company CoreCivic in defending a wrongful death claim.

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Crowley Fleck PLLP - Litigation Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Sizable group prized for its expertise and experience in disputes. Particular areas of prowess include breach of contract claims, professional negligence disputes and employment litigation, while the firm has been notably active in the medical malpractice sphere of late. Demonstrates additional expertise in natural resources and environmental disputes.

Strengths Interviewees are quick to highlight the firm's depth of resources as a key strength: "They have a lot of talented people."

One client expresses their preference for working with this firm, noting: "They are definitely the best firm that we have in the region."

Notable practitioners

Highly experienced litigator Ian McIntosh handles a broad range of cases, with a particular focus on product liability, healthcare litigation and personal injury claims. Interviewees speak highly of him and describe him as a "good, solid litigator."

The "superb" Julie Lichte has a strong focus on healthcare litigation, with considerable expertise in medical negligence and professional licensing disputes. Her legal knowledge is compounded by her experience of working as a hospital nurse, something which clients are quick to praise: "She is really good at relating to people and working with people. She is very personable and people have confidence in her because of her clinical background."

Jeffery Oven is highly experienced in the field of complex commercial litigation. Sources praise his efficient approach to matters, noting: "He is very focused and doesn't waste time in his work; he focuses on what's important." He is especially well placed to handle natural resource litigation and issues relating to environmental contamination.

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Crowley Fleck’s Commercial Litigation attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and businesses throughout Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota in commercial disputes in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, tribal courts, arbitration panels, and mediations. Crowley Fleck Commercial Litigation attorneys handle a wide range of complex and common business related disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Crowley Fleck’s Commercial Litigation attorneys have actual experience and training to litigate cases through trial. However, we also understand that a trial often is not the best result for the client. Crowley Fleck’s Commercial Litigation attorneys frequently collaborate with transactional attorneys in our Banking & Finance, Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Indian Law, Taxation, and Real Estate practice groups, not only to plan and prepare our clients for litigation, but also to attain creative, economical, efficient, and preemptive solutions for our clients without the need for a trial. Crowley Fleck’s Commercial Litigation attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including mediations and arbitrations. Several of our attorneys also act as mediators for other parties engaged in commercial disputes.

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Brown Law Firm PC - Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well thought of offering reputed for its strength in insurance defense, encompassing coverage and bad faith claims. Also engaged for its experience handling construction defects, personal injury claims and labor disputes.

Strengths Interviewees recognize that the firm is active in this space, noting that it "has good clients and is doing good work."

Notable practitioners

Scott Gratton has a broad-based practice which encompasses product liability, insurance coverage and legal malpractice defense. One interviewee recognizes him as a "smart guy" who is "good on his feet and good with people," while another describes him as "a really good lawyer who works hard and has handled a lot of big cases." He is also equipped to handle environmental litigation and personal injury claims.

Guy Rogers is commended for his "energy and strength" when defending clients against personal injury and insurance claims. Sources are quick to single him out for praise, with one noting that "he is one of the best lawyers at the firm," while another highlights his strong mediation practice.

"Major litigation lawyer" John Russell has spent more than 30 years defending healthcare providers against medical malpractice claims. Commentators note his longstanding presence in the market.

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Poore, Roth & Robinson, P.C. - Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Robust team with a broad spectrum of contentious expertise, incorporating labor, environment and construction law. Also well regarded for its experience handling matters pertaining to insurance, mining and personal injury claims. Strong track record of acting for local government bodies in contentious matters.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the team's considerable expertise in handling local matters, explaining: "When you have a case in Butte you need advice from someone in Butte, and they are the go-to firm."

Notable practitioners

Patrick Sullivan has "lots of experience" in civil litigation, specifically in the areas of product liability, construction and insurance claims. He has tried cases before juries in state and federal district courts and interviewees acknowledge his longstanding presence in this space.

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Ugrin, Alexander, Zadick & Higgins, PC - Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid practice with a primary emphasis on contentious matters. In demand for its depth of expertise in personal injury, construction defect, insurance and employment-related disputes. Also provides advice on environmental contamination litigation and medical malpractice claims.

Notable practitioners

Gary Zadick is regarded by sources as a "strong litigator" with a growing mediation practice. He is well placed to represent clients in personal injury and product liability cases, with additional expertise in insurance disputes. Sources praise his ability to solve problems quickly and highlight his "practical, no-nonsense" approach.

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Senior Statesperson

Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Stanley Kaleczyc draws on his extensive experience in the field of commercial litigation to represent clients in a wide variety of cases. He frequently handles insurance disputes and contentious tax matters. He is also well placed to advise on securities regulatory issues.

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Boone Karlberg PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Randy Cox is widely respected by interviewees as "an excellent lawyer who is levelheaded and takes care of his clients." He has a strong focus on commercial litigation and product liability matters, with additional experience in handling personal injury claims, including those relating to toxic exposure and environmental issues. One impressed source describes Cox as "the classiest, smartest, best lawyer around."

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Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Johnson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sean Goicoechea is a "strong lawyer" who is recognized by interviewees for his excellent reputation in the field of medical malpractice defense work. He frequently acts on behalf of physicians, hospitals and medical device manufacturers in complex cases. He is also well placed to handle governmental liability and insurance defense work. 

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Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bradley Luck is widely regarded as "one of the best lawyers in the state" for his work in insurance-related litigation. He has additional experience representing clients in personal injury and professional negligence cases. Notably, he has acted in a significant number of appeal cases before the Montana Supreme Court.

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Matovich, Keller & Murphy, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Carey Matovich of Matovich, Keller & Murphy, P.C. is highly regarded by interviewees for her notable experience in civil litigation. She handles a wide variety of cases, including employment discrimination claims and contract disputes. One source notes: "She is a good, capable lawyer who has a lot of experience."

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Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Highly experienced litigator Ian McIntosh handles a broad range of cases, with a particular focus on product liability, healthcare litigation and personal injury claims. Interviewees speak highly of him and describe him as a "good, solid litigator."

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Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Johnson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Mikel Moore is a highly respected practitioner with extensive experience in civil defense trial work, including the representation of law firms and legal practitioners in malpractice cases. He also has a strong track record defending ski areas against personal injury claims. One impressed interviewee notes: "He has a very calm and assuring manner. He is exceptionally thorough and has an impeccable reputation with the courts."

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Stacey & Funyak

From the Chambers USA guide

Calvin Stacey of Stacey & Funyak is widely respected as a "great lawyer" with extensive knowledge of insurance coverage matters. He has additional expertise pertaining to personal injury and medical malpractice claims.

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Ugrin, Alexander, Zadick & Higgins, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Zadick is regarded by sources as a "strong litigator" with a growing mediation practice. He is well placed to represent clients in personal injury and product liability cases, with additional expertise in insurance disputes. Sources praise his ability to solve problems quickly and highlight his "practical, no-nonsense" approach.

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Band 2

Davis, Hatley, Haffeman & Tighe, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Maxon Davis of Davis, Hatley, Haffeman & Tighe, PC is described by interviewees as a "terrific lawyer," with notable expertise in handling professional and product liability cases and employment disputes. Sources highlight his impressive track record in this field, with one interviewee noting: "I don't think there is another lawyer in Montana who has tried as many civil cases to verdict as Max." This source continues: "He's very good at boiling the case down to the essentials and figuring out how it will present to a jury."

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Kathleen L DeSoto

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathleen DeSoto is a "super lawyer" with a strong focus on defending clients in insurance-related litigation. She has additional experience in school liability and legal malpractice cases.

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Brown Law Firm PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Scott Gratton has a broad-based practice which encompasses product liability, insurance coverage and legal malpractice defense. One interviewee recognizes him as a "smart guy" who is "good on his feet and good with people," while another describes him as "a really good lawyer who works hard and has handled a lot of big cases." He is also equipped to handle environmental litigation and personal injury claims.

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Matthew B Hayhurst

Boone Karlberg PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Hayhurst dedicates his time to handling commercial litigation, product liability cases and medical malpractice claims, with particular expertise in matters pertaining to traumatic brain injuries.

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "superb" Daniel Hoven heads the firm's litigation group and frequently handles complex, high-profile cases. He has a particular focus on medical malpractice work, with additional experience representing clients in environmental and toxic tort disputes. He recently led the team acting for GM in defense of a wrongful death product liability claim.

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Robert J Phillips

Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Phillips is highly respected for his extensive experience defending clients in insurance-related litigation, including cases relating to coverage opinions and bad faith insurance claims. He has handled a broad array of civil cases, with particular expertise in product liability cases and construction defect claims.

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Brown Law Firm PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Guy Rogers is commended for his "energy and strength" when defending clients against personal injury and insurance claims. Sources are quick to single him out for praise, with one noting that "he is one of the best lawyers at the firm," while another highlights his strong mediation practice.

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Worden Thane PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Bender of Worden Thane PC is hailed by interviewees as "a very good lawyer whom people have confidence in." His expertise encompasses a broad range of matters, including insurance litigation and product liability cases.

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Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Sara Berg is singled out for her responsiveness and "good judgment." Her expertise lies in civil defense litigation, with a strong focus on FELA and medical malpractice claims. She is also well placed to advise on family law matters and has handled several cases of this nature before the district court.

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Band 3

Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Oliver Goe has a broad-based litigation practice, with a particular focus on the defense of liability and medical negligence claims. He provides additional advice on employment discrimination claims and workers' compensation matters.

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Band 3

Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "superb" Julie Lichte has a strong focus on healthcare litigation, with considerable expertise in medical negligence and professional licensing disputes. Her legal knowledge is compounded by her experience of working as a hospital nurse, something which clients are quick to praise: "She is really good at relating to people and working with people. She is very personable and people have confidence in her because of her clinical background."

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Natasha Prinzing Jones

Boone Karlberg PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Natasha Prinzing Jones has a strong track record defending clients against professional liability and medical malpractice claims. Of late, she has represented a number of governmental entities and school districts in high-profile litigation.

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Boone Karlberg PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Dean Stensland maintains a strong litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on mandates in the construction space. He is also well placed to represent banks and financial entities in commercial disputes and bankruptcy matters.

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Band 3

Patrick M Sullivan

Poore, Roth & Robinson, P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Patrick Sullivan has "lots of experience" in civil litigation, specifically in the areas of product liability, construction and insurance claims. He has tried cases before juries in state and federal district courts and interviewees acknowledge his longstanding presence in this space.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steve Bell of Dorsey & Whitney LLP has considerable experience representing clients in construction, IP and employment litigation. He is also well placed to handle securities and banking disputes. Of late, he acted for RBC Wealth Management in litigation relating to a real estate trust located off the Isle of Wight where RBC served as the trustee.

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McLean & Associates, PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

David McLean of McLean & Associates, PLLC is singled out by clients for his efficiency and responsiveness: "He is great at summarizing the issues quickly and providing timely, relevant and correct advice." His principal areas of practice include healthcare defense, employment litigation and professional liability.

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Crowley Fleck PLLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffery Oven is highly experienced in the field of complex commercial litigation. Sources praise his efficient approach to matters, noting: "He is very focused and doesn't waste time in his work; he focuses on what's important." He is especially well placed to handle natural resource litigation and issues relating to environmental contamination.

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Brown Law Firm PC

From the Chambers USA guide

"Major litigation lawyer" John Russell has spent more than 30 years defending healthcare providers against medical malpractice claims. Commentators note his longstanding presence in the market.

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Taleff Law Offices PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "superb" Ward Taleff of Taleff Law Offices PC has an excellent reputation for mediation work, with a particular focus on matters relating to breach of contract and bankruptcy. One impressed interviewee notes: "In any complex case, he is my mediator of choice." He also represents clients in litigation proceedings, and is regarded by sources as a "very experienced and very capable lawyer."

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Up and Coming

Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Chad Adams provides advice to clients on a broad range of contentious matters, including civil litigation, insurance defense and product liability claims. He also has experience in environmental and toxic tort litigation. Of late, he acted for private prison company CoreCivic in defending a wrongful death claim.

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