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Eli J. Patten  Associate

Eli J. Patten is an Associate in the Commercial Department in the Billings office. He practices in the areas of creditors' rights, including bankruptcy, collections, real property and water litigation, real and personal property foreclosures, defense of consumer protection violations, bankruptcy litigation, and commercial litigation. Eli is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Montana and the Northern Cheyenne, Crow, Fort Belknap, Confederated Salish and Kootenai, and Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribal Courts. Eli is a graduate of The George Washington University, Washington, DC with a B.A. in Political Science and earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Montana School of Law.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2009
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana, 2009
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court, 2010
  • Crow Tribal Court, 2011
  • Fort Belknap Tribal Court, 2012
  • Salish & Kootenai Tribal Court, 2012
  • Shoshone & Arapahoe Tribal Court, 2012

Education

  • 2009 - J.D., University of Montana School of Law
  • 2005 - B.A. in Political Science, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Awards and Honors

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013)

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Billings Area Young Professionals
  • Magic City Adult Hockey
  • Leadership Billings (2013-2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Montana State Bar Association - Bankruptcy Section, Section Counsel Member (2010 - 2012), Treasurer (2013), Chair (2013-2014)
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association, Trustee
  • Montana State Bar Association - New Lawyers' Section, Trustee
  • American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division District Representative (2014 - 2015)