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Ian McIntosh  Partner

Ian McIntosh, a fourth generation Montanan, is a Partner in the firm's Bozeman office. He graduated from the University of Montana School of Law with honors in May 1998 and from the University of Washington in 1993. Ian's practice primarily focuses on civil litigation defense including products liability, personal injury, and insurance bad faith. He has an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of Montana's best litigators by Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyer in the Mountain States and a Litigation Star in Benchmark's Litigation, the Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Montana, 1998
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003

Education

  • 1998 - J.D. with Honors, University of Montana
  • 1993 - B.S. in Accounting, University of Washington

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers' 2015 Product Liability Litigation-Defendants "Lawyer of the Year" in Billings
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Chambers USA - Montana's Best Litigators
  • Chambers USA - Leading Lawyers in Litigation: General Commercial
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers for Personal Injury - Products: Defense
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Star - Montana (2013 and 2014)

Community and Professional Involvement

  • American Whitewater Volunteer

Prior Experience

  • Ian has tried jury trials to verdict in Montana's State and Federal District Courts and has argued before the Montana Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Reported decisions:
  • Meadow Brook, LLP v. First American Title Insurance Co., 2014 MT 190
  • Harpole v. Powell County Title Co., 371 Mont. 543, 309 P.3d 34, 2013 MT 257
  • Harris v. St. Vincent Healthcare, 371 Mont. 133, 305P.3d 852, 2013 MT 207
  • Conway v. Benefis Health System, Inc., 309 Mont. 309, 297 P.3d 1200, 2013 MT 73
  • Stokes v. Ford Motor Co., 368 Mont. 365, 300 P.3d 648, 2013 MT 29
  • Stokes v. Montana Thirteenth Judicial Dist., 361 Mont. 279, 259 P.3d 754, 2011 MT 182
  • Caddell v. Helena Elder Housing, Inc., 494 Fed.Appx. 809 (9th Cir. 2012)
  • Abbey v. Chubb Corp., 274 Fed.Appx. 548 (9th Cir. 2008)
  • Sherner v. National Loss Control Services Corp., 329 Mont. 247, 124 P.3d 150 (2005)
  • Blain v. Stillwater Mining Co., 321 Mont. 403, 92 P.3d 4 (2004)
  • DuBray v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 307 Mont. 134, 36 P.3d 897 (2004)
  • Weaver v. Delta Airlines, Inc., 56 F.Supp.2d 1190 (D. Mont. 1999)

Professional Affiliations

  • Gallatin County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Member, Association of Ski Defense Attorneys
  • Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)