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315 North 24th Street
Billings, Montana 59101Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 406-248-2611
Fax: 406-248-3128
www.brownfirm.com
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Service Areas
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 849, Billings, MT 59103-0849
Established: 1911

Practice Areas
  • Defense of Complex Civil Litigation
  • Defense of Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
  • Insurance Law Including Coverage and Defense of Bad Faith Claims
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Defense of Medical and Dental Malpractice Claims
  • Labor and Employee Relations
  • Minerals, Oil and Gas
  • Banking
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Defect
  • Appellate Law
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About Us
Brown Law Firm takes great pride in its long-standing roots in Montana as a defense firm which is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. We continue our tradition, which began in 1911, of providing expert legal services to clients throughout Montana.
The commitment and values of the firm remain the same, to offer a wide range of legal services by top quality defense counsel.
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Additional Locations
Missoula, Montana
269 West Front Street, Suite A
Missoula, Montana 59802
Telephone: 406-830-3248
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACUITYALLIED Property and Casualty Insurance Company
ALPS Property & Casualty Insurance CompanyAmerican National Property & Casualty
Amerisure Insurance CompanyAmTrust North America
Argo Insurance - U.S. Grocery & RetailAttorneys Liability Protection Society
Austin Mutual Insurance CompanyBancInsure, Inc.
Berkley SelectCarolina Casualty Insurance Company
Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesCincinnati Insurance Company
Crum & ForsterCrum & Forster Insurance
CUNA Mutual GroupEmpire Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Everest Indemnity Insurance CompanyFarmers Union Mutual Insurance Company (MT)
Farmland Mutual Insurance CompanyFred Loya Insurance
General Casualty Insurance CompanyGrocers Insurance Company
John Deere Insurance CompanyKemper/NATLSCO, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyMarkel Insurance Company
Midwest Family Mutual Insurance CompanyNationwide Insurance
Royal & SunAlliance GroupSentry Insurance a Mutual Company
Travelers Insurance CompaniesUnited National Group
Unitrin Property and Casualty Insurance GroupUniversal Underwriters Insurance Company
Utah Medical Insurance AssociationXL Insurance Global Risk
Zurich American Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Talen Montana, LLCWestern Litigation Specialists, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Senior Shareholders
John J. Russell
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Civil Trial Practice
Admitted
  • Montana, 1982
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.S., 1976
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1982
Born:1953
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Guy W. Rogers
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Montana, 1986
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A., 1981
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1985
Born:1959
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Scott G. Gratton
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Property and Casualty
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 1987
Memberships:
  • Western Montana and Yellowstone Area Associations
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A. (with honors), 1983
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1987
Born:1960
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Managing Shareholder
Michael P. Heringer
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Montana, 1985
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Gonzaga University, B.B.A., 1981
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1985
Born:1958
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Shareholders
Kelly J. Gallinger
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith
  • Product Liability
  • Environmental Law
Admitted
  • Montana, 2001
  • North Dakota, 2016
Additional Biographical Details:
Appointed to Montana Supreme Court Commission on Practice (2016)
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A., 1997
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2001
Born:1975
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Jon A. Wilson
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Montana, 2005
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A., 2002
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 2005
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Justice John Warner, Montana Supreme Court (2005-2006)
Born:1979
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Seth Cunningham
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 2009
Memberships:
  • American and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • United States Air Force Academy, B.S., 2000
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 2009
Born:1977
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Shane MacIntyre
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 2010
Memberships:
  • Western Montana and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.S., 2006
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1982
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Associate Attorneys
Jeffrey T. McAllister
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 1982
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A. (with honors), 1979
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1982
Born:1957
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Adam M. Shaw
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Montana, 2010
Memberships:
  • American, Western Montana and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Arizona State University, B.A., 2006
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 2010
Born:1983
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Christine M. Cole
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Property Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 2013
Memberships:
  • American, Western Montana and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Washington, B.A. (Departmental Honors), 2010
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2013
Language:
  • Italian
Born:1988
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Brett C. Jensen
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 2015
  • North Dakota, 2016
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A., 2009
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2015
Born:1986
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Davina Attar
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 2012
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Lehigh University, B.A., 2006
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 2008
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 2011
Born:1984
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Catrina V. Clausen
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 2016
Memberships:
  • Western Montana and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Chapman University, B.S., 2011
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2016
Born:1989
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Aaron M. Dunn
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 2017
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Washington State University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2014
  • The University of Montana, J.D. (with honors), 2017
Born:1991
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Of Counsel
Robert L. Sterup
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1985
  • Montana, 1988
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Hastings College, B.A., 1980
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1985
Born:1958
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Retired
Rockwood Brown
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Montana, 1952
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A., 1950
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1952
Born:1928
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John Walker Ross
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Environmental Coverage
  • Environmental Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
Admitted
  • Montana, 1969
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A. (with honors), 1966
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1969
Born:1944
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Margy Bonner
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Oil and Gas
Admitted
  • Montana, 1980
  • North Dakota
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
Education:
  • Pacific University, B.A., 1973
  • Portland State University, M.S., 1975
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1980
Born:1951
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Service Areas
Bozeman, Montana140 miles
Great Falls, Montana219 miles
Helena, Montana241 miles
Sidney, Montana271 miles
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