BIOGRAPHIES


Attorneys
Randall G. Nelson
Thomas C. Bancroft


Legal Support Personnel
Brenda Webster (Legal Assistant)

 

Randall G. Nelson

Practice Areas: Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage; Insurance Bad Faith, Arson and Insurance Fraud, Casualty Insurance, Property Loss, Professional Negligence, Aviation Law.

Reported Cases: Meyer v. State Farm, 2000 MT 323, 303 Mont. 1, 15 P. 3d 899 (2000); Carter v. Miss. Farm Bureau Cas. Ins. Co., 2005 MT 74, 326 Mont. 350, 109 P.3d 735 (2005); Grimsrud v. Hagel, 2005 MT 194 (2005).

Born Ashland, Oregon, December 12, 1961; admitted to bar, 1987, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Education: Rocky Mountain College; Ithaca College (B.A., cum laude, 1984); University of Montana (J.D., 1987). Member, 1985-1986 and Editor, 1986-1987, Montana Law Review. Licensed Pilot. Author: "Landowner Liability in Montana," 47 Montana L. Rev. 109, 1986. Law Clerk, Hon. Robert W. Holmstrom, District Court, State of Montana, 1988. Taught at American Board of Trial Advocates Masters in Trial program October 2017. Memberships: State Bar of Montana; Yellowstone Area Bar Assoc.; Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Assoc. (President 2004-2005; Board of Directors 2000-2006); American Board of Trial Advocates; Aviation Insurance Assoc.

 

Thomas C. Bancroft

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Municipal Law/Defense.

Reported Cases: In re Estate of Stanton, 114 P.2d 1246, 2005 WY 74 (Wyo. 2005); NuHome Investments, LLC v. Weller, 81 P.3d 940, 2003 WY 171 (Wyo. 2003); Bearden v. State, ex rel. Wyoming Workers' Compensation Div., 868 P.2d 268 (Wyo. 1994); Olheiser v. State, ex rel. Wyoming Workers' Compensation Div., 866 P.2d 768 (Wyo. 1994); State ex rel. Griffin v. District Court of Fifth Dist., 831 P.2d 233 (Wyo. 1992); Madrid v. State, 592 P.2d 709 (Wyo. 1979).

Born Powell, Wyoming, July 5, 1954; admitted to bar, 1979, Wyoming and U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2016, Montana; 2017, U.S. District Court, District of Montana. Education: University of Wyoming (B.A., History, 1976; J.D., 1979). Memberships: State Bar of Montana; State Bar of Wyoming; Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Assoc.

 

 

Brenda Webster, (Legal Assistant)

Practice Areas: Litigation, Insurance Defense.

Born Havre, Montana, June 20, 1968; Education:  University of Montana - Western, Center for Legal Studies (Paralegal Certificate 2005