Boone Karlberg P.C.
201 West Main Street | Suite 300 Missoula, Montana 59802
(406) 543-6646
Randy J. Cox

Download VCard


Randy was raised on a cattle ranch on the Smith River in west-central Montana. He joined Boone Karlberg in the fall of 1981 after two years as a federal court law clerk. Randy has tried dozens of civil jury cases to verdict in state and federal courts across Montana. In addition, he is sought out as an appellate advocate for cases in the Montana Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Randy is committed to professional education through his work in ABOTA, as faculty of trial training programs and volunteer coaching competition trial teams at the University of Montana law school.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance
  • Class Actions
  • Toxic Tort
  • Appeals

Education and Experience

  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., Montana State University, 1975
  • Law clerk, Senior U.S. District Judge W.D. Murray, 1979-1981

Awards and Honors

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Montana Chapter, past president, National Board Representative
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
  • National Law Journal, listed defense verdict as one of Top 20 Defense Wins, 2001
  • One of 10 Montana Lawyers in Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2005
  • “Band One” counsel Chambers and Partners guide
  • Benchmark Litigation Guide, “America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys”
  • Awarded the 2018 Missoula Product Liability Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
  • National ABOTA, Professional Education Award, 2018
  • AV Preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee Montana, Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure
  • Montana Board of Bar Examiners, member and chair
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Program at The University of Montana Law school, faculty
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association, past president
  • Trial coordinator and counsel in ABOTA Masters in Trial programs
  • The University of Montana Law School, adjunct professor
  • ACTL Trial Team Competition, University of Montana Law School, coach