Our Practice Areas


We can help you with adopting a child and finding a child suitable for adoption.


We handle appeals from Montana Municipal and Justice Courts to Montana District Courts, appeals from Montana District Courts to the Montana or United States Supreme Courts, and appeals from the United States District Court to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Arbitration is a process where the parties pay to have their dispute resolved by one or more arbitrators agreed to by the parties. Sometimes “arbitration clauses” are included in contracts, such as contracts of insurance. Whether these clauses are enforceable or in your best interest is a matter that is unique to each case.

Business Law

We handle a variety of legal matters for small and medium sized businesses such as employment matters, legal defense, contract preparation and review; trials, appeals, mediation, arbitration, wrongful discharge lawsuits, employment discrimination matters, products liability, wage and hour disputes and civil rights claims.

Civil Rights

Civil rights law is one of our specialties. We handle cases involving damage to property, person and reputation as well as matters involving your personal freedom.

Criminal Law

We handle all phases of both misdemeanor and felony cases in all Montana Courts. Fees can be on an hourly or “flat fee” basis. In some cases, involving the public interest, representation on a pro bono publico basis is an option.


We handle both prosecution and defense of cases involving libel, slander and “false light invasion of privacy.

Employment Law

We represent both employers and employees in wage and hour claims, workers compensation matters, wrongful discharge and uninsured workplace injuries.

Environmental Law

We handle cases involving personal injury and property damage resulting from environmental pollution, toxic wastes, and hazardous substance matters.

Estate Planning

Our lawyers are experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts guiding family members and heirs through the probate process.

Family Law

We have assisted hundreds of Montanans with matters involving divorce, child support, child custody, alimony and property settlements in connection with the dissolution of marriage. In this connection, we often work with, and along side of counselors, social workers, psychologists, economists, appraisers and business experts. We have extensive experience in working with cases involving allegations of child abuse and child neglect, both on behalf of victimized children and on the sides of parents wrongfully accused of abuse and neglect. Family law is often emotionally and financially taxing. We do our best to bring clients a sense of comfort, confidence and sanity during a time when many people’s rational decision making has been compromised by the intense emotions of one or more of the involved parties. We are sensitive to those struggling with their own temporary and/or chronic mental illness during these stressful times as well as sensitive to the experiences of those whose spouse, parent or other family member is suffering from a combination of mental illness or addiction to alcohol, marijuana, prescription medications, legal or illegal drugs. Our goal is to help all who need it, obtain the services and support they need so that their families can learn to survive and thrive during and subsequent to a family law crisis.

Farm and Ranch Law

Our lawyers are skilled in the area of drafting farm and ranch contracts, partnership agreements and resolving disputes involving real estate, water rights and disputes involving partnerships, corporations and limited liabilty companies.

Human Rights

We handle cases based on racial, sexual, political and age discrimination

Insurance Law

We have helped our clients obtain millions of dollars of insurance settlements over the years in a wide range of personal injury, automobile, malpractice, civil rights, negligence, life insurance, workers’ compensation and disability insurance, including some of Montana’s largest wrongful death insurance settlements.

Fires and Explosions

Our experience includes helping the survivors of fires and explosions investigation causes of fires and explosions and obtain appropriate compensation for personal injury, property damages and death in appropriate cases. In this regard, we have worked with well known forensic fire and other expert witnesses from across the United States, in complex cases involving products liability, cause and origin issues and obtaining client compensation for personal injury, emotional distress, death and property damage including arguments involving the personal and sentimental value of property destroyed in fires cause by negligence and/or defective products.


Mediation is a form of alternate dispute resolution that allows parties to avoid the stress, delay, expense and embarrassment of formal Court proceedings. We have assisted clients in hundreds of mediations over the years. We are also available to serve as mediators for others in appropriate cases. We provide low cost, flat fee and reduced fee mediation services for low income clients and clients who have been injured or disabled and can no longer work

Partnerships and Corporations

Our lawyers are skilled in creating partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies and are experienced in litigating disputes among partners, shareholders, officers and members of these tupes of associations.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

We have helped deserving Montanans obtain millions of dollars in personal injury and wrongful death settlements and verdicts over the past three decades. These cases have included aviation crashes, insurance claims, automobile crashes, complex products liability claims, brain injuries, defective design claims, slip and fall injuries, alcohol related injuries, dangerous drug cases, wrongful death, civil rights violations, catastrophic injuries, burn cases, trucking cases, and cases involving physical and sexual assaults.

Property Law

The lawyers of Marshall Law Firm have extensive experience in litigating disputes involving real property, such as easement disputes, environmental contamination and disputes concerning legal access and ownership of real property.

Real Estate

We have extensive experience involving real estate contracts, misrepresentation fraud and matters pertaining to construction projects involving real estate, including experience with work place safety matters.

Workers Compensation

We have been involved in settling and litigating a wide variety of cases involving on the job injuries, temporary disability, partial disability, medical expenses, permanent impairment and total disability claims.



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