Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters, Experts and TPAs



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


Felt, Martin, Frazier & Weldon, P.C.

2825 3rd Avenue North, Suite 100, Billings, Montana 59101-1949

Established: 1980

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Coverage Issues
  • General Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Public Entity Defense including School Districts, Cities, and Counties
  • Defense of Complex Civil Litigation
  • Defense of Employment Practices Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Defense of Administrative Claims
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Defense of Civil Rights Litigation
  • Defense of Banking Claims & Commercial Transactions
  • Defense of Construction Claims


About Us

Since James R. Felt began practicing law in Billings in the late 1940's, this firm has established a diverse and sophisticated practice with expertise in representing a variety of businesses and institutions. Due to its size, the firm is able to give personal, efficient and cost effective service. The firm is guided by a concern for quality, thoroughness, integrity and a genuine sensitivity to the unique needs of each client. The firm prides itself on its long-standing relationships with many of its clients.

The members of this firm have represented its clients and their insurers in all phases of litigation, and their excellent reputation in the courts and administrative agencies gives their clients an edge in bringing about the best results possible. The depth of knowledge and early comprehensive planning and advice successfully prevent litigation.

In addition to its commitment to providing the highest caliber of legal services, the members of the firm are active in community affairs and serve as leaders in civil and charitable organizations and local and state bar associations.


Client Information

Insurance Clients

  • Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Kempes Insurance
  • Markel Service, Incorporated
  • Munich RE America
  • PayneWest Insurance
  • Safeco Insurance
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
  • Western States Insurance Agency
  • Zurich North America

Personnel Information

Partners


Laurence R. Martin

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • General Civil Practice
  • School Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Insurance Defense
  • Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Agriculture
  • Construction Law
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • Montana, 1972
  • New York, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1968
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Section: Labor & Employment Law)
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Montana Association of School District Attorneys
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Harvard College, A.B., 1962
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1965

Born: 1940


Kenneth S. Frazier

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • Banking
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
  • Insurance Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
Admitted
  • Montana, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Michigan State University, B.S., 1975
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., 1979

Born: 1953


Jeffrey A. Weldon

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • School Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate
  • Administrative Law
  • Probate
  • Indian Law
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Montana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • Blackfeet Tribal Court
  • Flathead Tribal Court
  • Crow Tribal Court
  • Fort Belknap Tribal Court
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court
Memberships:
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Association of School District Attorneys
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A., 1986
  • The University of Montana, M.P.A., 1994
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1996

Born: 1963


Martin S. Smith

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Banking
  • Collections
  • Bankruptcy
  • Energy
  • Commercial and Personal Lines
Admitted
  • Montana, 2007
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
Education:
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 2001
  • The University of Utah, M.B.A. (with honors), 2003
  • The University of Utah, J.D., 2006
Language:
  • Spanish

Born: 1973


Associates


Mary E. Duncan

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • School Law
  • Employment Practices
  • Labor and Employment
  • Professional Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Civil Rights Defense
Admitted
  • Montana, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Adjunct Professor, Rocky Mountain College Masters Program in Education Leadership

Memberships:
  • American Bar Association (Sections: Tort and Insurance Practice, State & Local Government, Litigation)
  • State Bar of Montana (Sections: Ethics Committee and School Law)
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Association of School District Attorneys
Education:
  • University of Wyoming, B.A., 1983
  • The University of Montana, J.D., 1987
Honors:
Outstanding Law Student (1987); American Judicature Service Award (1987)

Born: 1961


Jeana R. Lervick

Billings, MT

Years of Experience: 15

Practice Areas
  • Education Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2002
  • Montana, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2005
Memberships:
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana (Secretary, IP Law Section)
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.S., 1999
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2002

Born: 1977

 Back To Top



Contact Our Team | About Best's Insurance Professional Resources | FAQs | Qualification Guidelines | Important Notice