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



Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


315 North 24th Street, Billings, Montana 59101

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
  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Appellate Law


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.


Additional Locations

  • Missoula, Montana
  • 269 West Front Street, Suite A
  • Missoula, Montana 59802
    • Telephone: 406-830-3248

Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Talen Montana, LLC
  • Western Litigation Specialists, Inc.

Personnel Information

Senior Shareholders


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


Scott G. Gratton

Missoula, 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


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


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:

Vice Chair of the Montana Supreme Court Commission on Practice

Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Fellow, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC)
  • 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


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


Managing Shareholder


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


Shareholders


Shane MacIntyre

Missoula, 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


Adam M. Shaw

Missoula, 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


Associate Attorneys


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


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


Alex J. Ames

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Montana, 2020
Memberships:
  • Western Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Certifications:
  • Federal Indian Law
Education:
  • Montana State University, B.A. (with honors), 2015
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2020

Nathan A. Burke

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
Admitted
  • Montana, 2019
Memberships:
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Montana Tech, B.S., 2016
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2019

Erik M. Anderson

Billings, MT

Practice Areas
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Montana, 2018
Memberships:
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • The University of Montana, B.A. Political Science, 2011
  • The University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2018
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Hon. Sam E. Haddon, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Born: 1987


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


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


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


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


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


Service Areas

Bozeman, Montana, USA 140 miles

Great Falls, Montana, USA 219 miles

Helena, Montana, USA 241 miles

Sidney, Montana, USA 271 miles

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