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General Defense
Creekside Suite 301
1001 South 24th Street West
Billings, Montana 59108Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 406-652-1011
Fax: 406-652-8102
E-Mail: tmahlen@hglaw.net
www.hglaw.net
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 80470, Billings, MT 59108-0470
Established: 2005

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Fraud
  • Arson
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Personal Injury
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Automobile
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Firm Profile
Halverson & Mahlen P.C. and its predecessor partnerships have practiced general civil law, with an emphasis on insurance, for over 35 years. We are dedicated to achieving the best results for our clients in an ethical, efficient, and cost-conscious manner.

From the initial stages of every case, our goal is to identify critical facts and legal issues bearing on our clients’ claims and defenses. In partnership with our clients, we make a timely determination regarding liability and potential early resolution. Where early resolution is not possible or appropriate, we successfully represent our clients through trial.

Our Firm provides representation for individuals and businesses throughout Montana in a wide variety of cases including auto collision claims; complex contractual disputes; construction defects; agriculture; personal injury; and all phases of employer liability. We have represented numerous small and large businesses from Montana and out of state, including farmers, ranchers, auto dealerships, major retailers, casinos, hotels, trucking companies, oil and gas exploration companies, and members of the construction trade. Our Firm has considerable experience in defending residential and commercial construction claims and has significant knowledge regarding the phases, procedures and local practices of the construction trades.

Our Firm takes pride in its longstanding relationships with local, regional and national insurers. For many years, we have provided these insurers with the latest in coverage analysis regarding Montana’s complex insurance jurisprudence, and represented these companies in subrogation actions; arson cases; and cases involving compliance with the Montana insurance code.

All of our attorneys are admitted to Montana State and Federal Courts and individual members are admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court and various tribal courts. Additionally, our attorneys are members of several litigation, insurance, and legal associations.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
American International Group, Inc.Continental Western Group
Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company (MT)GAB Robins Risk Management Services, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance CompanyMotorists Insurance Group
National Farmers Union Property & Casualty CompanyNautilus Insurance Company
York Insurance Services Group, Inc.Zurich American Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Republic Services, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Partners/Shareholders
James R. Halverson
Billings, MT
E-Mail:jhalverson@hglaw.net
Admitted
  • Montana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • American and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A. (with honors), 1980
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1983
Born:1957
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Thomas L. Mahlen Jr.
Billings, MT
E-Mail:tmahlen@hglaw.net
Admitted
  • Montana, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Memberships:
  • American and Yellowstone Area Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior, B.A., 2004
  • The University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 2007
Born:1982
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Associate
John L. Wright
Billings, MT
E-Mail:jwright@hglaw.net
Admitted
  • Montana, 2012
  • North Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2013
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2008
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 2012
Law Review:
Publication Editor, Public Land and Resources Law Review
Born:1985
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