civil trial lawyers


Randall Nelson is an "AV" rated* civil trial lawyer, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty areas of insurance law and personal injury litigation, as well as being named the Best Lawyers’® 2014 Billings Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” an honor given to only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community.  Mr. Nelson is mentioned in the Chambers USA® 2008 directory of recommended attorneys, and has also been recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers® every year since 2010 based on peer recognition and professional achievement in the area of general personal injury defense. Mr. Nelson is an associate member of American Board of Trial Advocates, having tried 55 jury trials. In addition to the firm's background in the P&C area, we specialize in aviation. Mr. Nelson is a published author on aviation issues [view magazine & article]. We know aviation inside the cockpit and inside the courtroom. Mr. Nelson is an instrument-rated pilot and a member of the Aviation Insurance Association.

Tom Bancroft is a husband, a father, and an experienced attorney and litigator.  He has a peer rating of distinguished with Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell for high professional achievement and ethical standing.  New to Montana, he practiced in Wyoming until 2015 with firms, solo, and as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wyoming.

*  This is the highest rating awarded by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

The rating is awarded to the top 1/5th of the profession and obtained by a peer review of area attorneys and judges.

CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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JURY TRIAL ADVOCACY
INSURANCE DEFENSE
INSURANCE COVERAGE
BAD FAITH
PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE
CIVIL LITIGATION
AVIATION