News & Recognition

November 1, 2017

Boone Karlberg P.C. is proud to announce that our firm has been recognized in the 2018 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."


From the U.S. News - Best Lawyers press release on this publication: "Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking, signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise."



September 29, 2017



Boone Karlberg P.C. is proud to announce that five of our attorneys will be featured in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation. This guide is considered the definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in the United States and Canada.



Randy J. Cox

William L. Crowley

Matthew B. Hayhurst

Natasha P. Jones


Scott M. Stearns

Boone Karlberg P.C. is recognized as a Highly Recommended Firm in Benchmark Litigation.

August 15, 2017

Boone Karlberg P.C. is proud to announce that nine of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.©

James A. Bowditch - Real Estate Law

Randy J. Cox - Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants, Railroad Law

William L. Crowley - Civil Rights Law, Litigation-Municipal, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs

Matt B. Hayhurst - Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants

Natasha P. Jones - Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Railroad Law

Scott M. Stearns - Litigation-Real Estate

Dean A. Stensland - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation-Real Estate, Real Estate Law

Robert J. Sullivan - Commercial Litigation, Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Labor Law-Union, Litigation-Banking and Finance, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Labor and Employment, and Litigation-Real Estate

Cynthia K. Thiel - Family Law

August 15, 2017

Three attorneys at Boone Karlberg P.C. received the "2018 Lawyer of the Year" award in their practice areas. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with this award annually.

Randy J. Cox received the 2018 Missoula Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" award.

Robert J. Sullivan received the 2018 Missoula Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" award.

Cynthia K. Thiel received the 2018 Missoula Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" award.

Boone Karlberg P.C. is proud to announce that two of our attorneys, Randy J. Cox and Matthew B. Hayhurst, earned placements on Super Lawyers' Top 100: 2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers List.


Boone Karlberg P.C. received honorable rankings in multiple areas in the Chambers USA 2017 guide issued by Chambers and Partners.  Randy J. Cox, Matthew B. Hayhurst, Natasha P. Jones, Dean A. Stensland, and Robert J. Sullivan received accolades as notable practioners in their respective areas of Corporate/Management & Administration, Litigation, and Real Estate.



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.



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 at 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.



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.