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Practice Areas

Bob has been practicing since 1978. His practice areas include: Insurance defense, Coverage opinions, Insurance coverage defense, Bad faith defense, Class action defense, Transportation Law, Professional liability defense, Construction Law, Product liability, Surety Law & Arbitration/Mediation.


Bob has tried numerous civil jury trials in various areas, including automobile, trucking, railroad, products liability, professional liability, construction defect and insurance bad faith, in State, Federal and Tribal courts. He has been lead counsel in many of the leading cases in Montana insurance law before the Montana Supreme Court, Federal Court for the District of Montana and the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also been lead counsel before the U.S. Claims Court, Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Montana, Chair, Board of Trustees, 1993 - 1994

Western Montana Bar Association, President, 1986 - 1987

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York, NY, Director, 1984 - 1991

Young Lawyers Association, Chair Montana Chapter, 1982 - 1983

American Bar Association, Chair, State Membership, 1978 - Present

Planned Protection Insurance Co., Director, 1990 - 2001

State Bar of Montana, President, 1995 - 1996

American Board of Trial Advocates, Montana Chapter President, 2006 - 2008