Top-Rated Montana Attorneys

At Laird Cowley we represent individuals and businesses throughout the Western United States. We actively practice in state and federal courts of Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado.

Who We Are

Laird Cowley is a law firm headquartered in Missoula, Montana.

Our professionalism and excellence sets us apart as Montana’s top team of lawyers focused on Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Family Law, Employment Law, Construction Litigation, and Business Law.


Our Partners & Attorneys



Managing Partner

Managing Partner & Attorney, Cory R. Laird is an experienced trial attorney whose work is recognized at a statewide and regional level. Cory is adept in handling a wide array of complex litigation matters and has represented businesses and individuals in wrongful death actions, multi-million-dollar real estate development cases, civil rights actions, professional negligence cases, complex tort litigation, construction litigation, and many other types of disputes.
Partner & Attorney Jane E. Cowley is an accomplished legal professional that holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut. With a legal career spanning over two decades, Jane is recognized for her excellence in family law matters and has a reputation as one of the top divorce lawyers in the Western United States.


Associate Attorney

Tyler C. Smith is an Associate Attorney with experience in complex litigation. He is proficient in a variety of practice areas, including matters regarding insurance defense, construction litigation, professional negligence, insurance coverage, real estate transactions, and several other areas of law.


Associate Attorney

Lindsay A. Mullineaux is an Associate Attorney at Laird Cowley with an impressive professional background and knowledge in various aspects of law. She is admitted to practice in Montana State and Federal Courts and is experienced in commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment law and business matters, personal injury litigation, and professional negligence litigation.


Associate Attorney

Riley is an accomplished Associate Attorney with an impressive and diverse professional background. While his work is primarily focused on commercial litigation, he is well-versed in a variety of areas including construction litigation, civil rights litigation, ADA disputes, employment law and business matters, personal injury, and professional negligence.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“I have recently completed some legal work with Laird Cowley and I found them to be responsive and professional in every respect. When they say “hardworking” and smart it is true. They showed up, got things done, and made sure I received the best possible outcome, 5 stars for sure for Laird Cowley!”

Joseph Carver
Bozeman, MT

Our Approach

Our experience allows us to navigate complex situations with ease. We work collaboratively, utilizing a team approach to draw on our diverse knowledge and strengths, in order to develop effective strategies that yield optimal results.
Laird Cowley Best Attorney in Missoula Montana

Professionalism & Excellence.

Laird Cowley's Professionalism and Expertise

Experience & Relationships.

Laird Cowley Experience and Relationships

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are Professionalism, Excellence, Results-Oriented, Experience, and Relationships. We stand by this value system and strive to integrate it into everything we do.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury

Insurance Litigation

Professional Negligence

Family Law

Employment Law

Construction Litigation

Business Law

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure the fair and just treatment of all individuals and our community as a whole. We strive to make an impact today while also acting as stewards for future generations.

Our Goal is to Earn Your Trust

“I have trusted Cory and the team at Laird Cowley for more than 10-years. They are always responsive and provide excellent legal advice. I routinely refer them to friends, family, and other business owners.”

Jesse FortuneMissoula, MT

We're Grateful For Client Referrals

Jane is diligent, knowledgeable and a strong advocate who looks for practical approaches to solve difficult problems. I have referred clients to her without any hesitation.”

Martindale-Hubbell - Peer ReviewMissoula, MT

Awards & National Recognition

Laird Cowley is humbled by the awards and recognition we receive from other attorneys, firms, judges, and legal organizations around the country. We were named “Best Law Firm” in U.S. News & World Report for 2022 by Best Lawyers®. We were also nationally recognized by Best Lawyers® for 2023. Best Lawyers® is the only purely peer review guide to the legal profession.

Consult Montana’s Professional Team of Attorneys

While we are based in Missoula, Montana, our expertise and influence extends throughout Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado. We regularly represent clients in Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Kalispell, Sidney, Wolf Point, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Cody, Jackson, Fargo, Bismarck, Casper, and all places in between. Get the expert advice and guidance of Montana’s professional attorneys and legal professionals. Contact the office of Laird Cowley today. Call (406) 541-7400 to speak to a representative about your case or get more information on our services.