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



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys - General Defense


The Milwaukee Station, 3rd Floor, 101 River Drive North, Great Falls, Montana 59401

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2103, Great Falls, MT 59403-2103

Established: 1912

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage


About Us

Davis, Hatley, Haffeman & Tighe, P.C., is a business and litigation law firm located in Great Falls, Montana. It has been in continuous existence since 1912. Originally the firm focused on insurance defense work. While the defense of insureds and insurers remains a primary component of DHHT’s practice, the firm’s work has expanded over the years to include business litigation, representation of national and multi-national corporations in class actions, products liability, employment, environmental, toxic tort and commercial litigation, and the defense of public entities, including the State of Montana and numerous cities and counties, as well as a wide range of transactional work, running the gamut of business formations, farm and ranch sales, commercial leasing, oil and gas, and business consulting. There is also an active estate planning and probate practice.

The firm carries on a state-wide trial practice. The lawyers at DHHT are proud of their reputation in the Montana legal community as attorneys who are always willing to go the distance for their clients. In recent years, DHHT lawyers tried cases to verdicts in federal and state courts sitting not simply in Great Falls, but also in Helena, Missoula, Billings, Kalispell, Bozeman, Havre, Lewistown, Butte, Livingston, Cut Bank, Fort Benton, Wolf Point, Deer Lodge, Shelby and Glasgow. That reputation assures clients of experienced representation through all phases of litigation and instant credibility with the Montana bench and bar.


Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • State of Montana

    Personnel Information

    Firm Members


    Maxon R. Davis

    Great Falls, MT

    Admitted
    • Montana, 1976
    Memberships:
    • American and Cascade County Bar Associations
    • State Bar of Montana
    • Montana Association of Defense Counsel
    • American Academy of Hospital Attorneys
    • National Health Lawyers Association
    • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1972
    • The University of Montana, J.D. (with high honors), 1976

    Born: 1950


    Gregory J. Hatley

    Great Falls, MT

    Admitted
    • Montana, 1980
    Memberships:
    • American and Cascade County Bar Associations
    • State Bar of Montana
    • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • Carroll College, B.A., 1975
    • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1980

    Born: 1953


    Paul R. Haffeman

    Great Falls, MT

    Admitted
    • Montana, 1988
    Memberships:
    • Cascade County Bar Association
    • State Bar of Montana
    • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • Montana State University, B.A., 1985
    • The University of Montana, J.D. (with honors), 1988

    Born: 1959


    Associate Attorney


    Benjamin C. Burns

    Great Falls, MT

    Years of Experience: 2

    Admitted
    • Montana, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
    Memberships:
    • American and Cascade County Bar Associations
    • State Bar of Montana
    • Defense Research Institute
    Education:
    • Montana State University, B.A. (with honors), 2011
    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2015

    Born: 1989


    Attorney


    Joseph M. Sullivan

    Great Falls, MT

    Admitted
    • Oregon, 1985
    • Washington, 1986
    • Montana, 1987
    Memberships:
    • State Bar of Montana
    • Oregon State Bar
    • Washington State Bar Association
    Education:
    • Gonzaga University, B.S. (cum laude), 1981
    • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1985

    Service Areas

    Billings, Montana, USA 218 miles

    Bozeman, Montana, USA 186 miles

    Helena, Montana, USA 91 miles

    Kalispell, Montana, USA 227 miles

    Missoula, Montana, USA 203 miles

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