News & Recognition

Chambers and Partners

Chambers USA 2017

LITIGATION: GENERAL COMMERCIAL - Rated: Band 1. 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.

Randy Cox is praised for his "measured and persuasive personality, which judges and juries appreciate." His practice centers on major environmental, products liability, and railroad litigation, and he also handles matters relating to toxic exposure and commercial and insurance bad faith matters.

Matthew Hayhurst is highlighted for his expertise in commercial litigation, personal injury disputes, and legal malpractice claims. He is regularly engaged in the defense of serious brain injury and damage claims.

Natasha Prinzing Jones focuses on medical malpractice issues, employment claims, municipality disputes, and civil rights litigation. She took the lead in representing the City of Missoula in its successful $88 million condemnation case relating to ownership of the city's water supply.

Dean Stensland devotes his practice to construction litigation and commercial lending disputes, including commercial bad faith issues. He has experience representing clients before both state and federal courts, as well as before the Montana Supreme Court.

CORPORATE AND MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION LAWYERS - Rated: Band 3. Impressive team respected for its work on behalf of a range of entities, including banks, businesses and individuals, across a number of industries, including real estate, construction, and engineering.

Dean A. Stensland attracts the praise of interviewees, who single him out as a "good bankruptcy lawyer." He places a particular emphasis on the representation of banks in commercial transactions and as creditors in bankruptcy-related issues, though he also possesses expertise in construction mandates.


REAL ESTATE - Rated: Band 2. Respected housing practicitioners with experience handling an array of real estate mandates. In demand for its expertise on purchase, sale and lease transactions, as well as on financing and mortgages, enacted on behalf of clients from the real estate, healthcare, and financial sectors.

Robert J. Sullivan has broad expertise in secured transactions, most notably in the real estate and banking spheres. He also assists clients more generally on development and construction mandates.