Practice Areas | What We Don't Do
What We Don’t Do
There was a time when most lawyers were general practitioners – almost everyone did a little bit of everything and there was very little specialization. Like medicine, the practice of law has changed. There are now fewer generalists and many more people specializing in specific areas. Our clients will tell you we are good at what we do. But there are many areas of law we just don't handle, either by choice or because you would be better off with someone who specializes in the area.
First and foremost, we do not sue doctors, nurses or other healthcare professionals. We have the largest medical malpractice defense practice in western Montana and have represented hundreds of doctors and other healthcare professionals. We call many of them friends and simply wouldn't feel right handling claims against our medical community.
We also don't handle: (1) wills; (2) estate planning or other estate matters; (3) bankruptcies; (4) work comp claims; (5) business formation, including corporations, partnerships and LLCs; (6) tax matters; (7) criminal defense; (8) divorces; and (9) child custody matters. We're not good at it, we don't do it, we don't want to do it, you can't make us do it, etc.
All of these cases are better handled by attorneys specializing in these different areas of law. If you are having difficulty locating an attorney to handle these or other matters, you can always contact the State Bar of Montana Lawyer Referral & Information Service at (406)449-6577 or www.montanabar.org.