Missoula Location

Our Missoula office provides multi-faceted legal services for businesses and individuals. Missoula is, for many of us, our hometown, and we are honored to have the opportunity in our local community. Our lawyers possess extensive knowledge of the local landscape and are experienced in navigating legal concerns of all types and complexities. These characteristics, combined with our commitment to professionalism and excellence, set us apart as Missoula’s top attorneys and have given us the reputation of being one of the most successful law firms in Montana State.

If you’ve encountered a legal concern and require the assistance of a legal team that excels in Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance Litigation, Professional Negligence, Family Law, Employment Law, Construction Litigation, or Business Law, Laird Cowley can provide the expert guidance needed to reach a successful outcome for your case. We serve clients located all throughout the Western United States and actively practice in the state and federal courts of Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado.

Local Presence in Missoula & Beyond

Laird Cowley serves clients throughout and beyond Montana’s state borders. Having a strong local presence in Missoula allows us to leverage our network of trusted professionals and concentrate our resources. Our attorneys are from various backgrounds and possess a diverse range of skills. Our central location in Missoula gives us the ability to work collaboratively as a team, allowing us to be highly effective in our approach and assist clients throughout the Western United States.

Missoula, Montana Office

2315 McDonald Ave., Suite 220
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 541-7400
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Meet Our Missoula Office Partners & Attorneys

Laird Cowley is a law firm in Montana, with offices located in Missoula, Montana and Helena, Montana. Below is our Partners & Attorneys that are located in our Missoula office and represent clients all throughout the Western United States. Our expertise and influence extends beyond Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado. We regularly represent clients in Missoula, Helena, Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell, Sidney, Wolf Point, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Cody, Jackson, Fargo, Bismarck, Casper, and all places in between.


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.
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Associate Attorney

Lindsay A. Mullineaux is an accomplished 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 M. Wavra 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.


Associate Attorney

Joseph D. Weaver is an accomplished Associate Attorney at Laird Cowley with a background in civil litigation matters and criminal defense for indigent populations. Working from our Missoula office, Joseph provides expert legal guidance and representation for Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Professional Negligence, Insurance Litigation, Complex Tort Litigation, Real Estate/Construction Litigation, and Employment Law matters.

Legal Services Offered at Our Missoula Location

We are a multi-faceted law firm. We provide expert professional advice and services for every stage of the legal process. This includes everything from developing the right plan or strategy regarding business matters to executing the appropriate actions to achieve a satisfactory resolution. Whether you need legal representation as an individual or a business, our Missoula attorneys are ready to help you navigate life’s challenges and legal circumstances. Our practice areas include:

Commercial Litigation

We provide a range of services for commercial litigation in Missoula and beyond, representing both individuals and corporate clients in commercial disputes. Disputes are common in business but can be navigated successfully with the right approach. Whether your situation involves a partnership dispute, breach of contract, or another legal matter, our seasoned attorneys can guide you through the commercial litigation process. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes, offering legal guidance for:

  • Shareholder, partnership, and membership disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Business torts
  • Trust disputes
  • Probate disputes

Personal Injury

If you’re searching for a personal injury lawyer in Missoula, Laird Cowley can provide expert legal guidance and services to assist with your case. At our Missoula office, personal injury cases are overseen by Managing Partner and Attorney Cory R. Laird, with over two decades of legal experience. We understand the seriousness of personal injury cases and that these situations often involve significant physical, emotional, and financial distress. Our team possesses extensive experience in navigating these complex matters and will work closely with you to achieve a satisfactory outcome. We assist with personal injury cases involving:

  • Wrongful death and/or survivorship claims
  • Wrongful convictions
  • Automobile accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Catastrophic losses
  • Explosion/burn injuries

Insurance Litigation

Our attorneys can assist with a wide range of insurance-related matters including personal injury lawsuits, coverage analysis and disputes, administrative matters, and insurance fraud. The insurance industry is highly regulated and often involves numerous layers of policy, making it essential to have a skilled legal team on your side. We offer comprehensive legal services for insurance matters including litigation, mediation, arbitration, consulting, document preparation, and beyond. Our insurance defense attorneys represent both insurers and policyholders and are experienced in navigating insurance disputes related to:

  • Personal injury
  • Commercial litigation
  • Tort claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Employment litigation
  • Coverage analysis and dispute
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Bad faith litigation
  • Subrogation

Professional Negligence

If you’re facing an accusation of malpractice or negligence, it’s essential that you seek the advice of an experienced legal team so that you can become informed about your legal rights and obligations. Laird Cowley’s attorneys possess extensive experience in all aspects of professional liability defense and have successfully represented professionals in a range of industries throughout Missoula and the Western United States. Our lawyers understand the implications of legal claims against professionals and will work tirelessly to protect your reputation, license, and finances. We are proficient in navigating claims involving a diverse range of professions, including:

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Realtors/Brokers
  • Home Inspectors
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Accountants
  • Surveyors

Family Law

Laird Cowley offers a wide range of Family Law services for our clients in the Missoula area. Whether you’re going through a divorce, navigating custody issues, or dealing with another type of legal matter affecting your family, we can provide the expert guidance you need. At our Missoula office, Family Law cases are overseen by Partner and Attorney Jane E. Cowley, who is one of Montana’s top divorce lawyers and holds both a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Juris Doctorate. We provide legal services for a wide range of Family Law matters including:

  • Divorce
  • Parenting plans and child support
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship

Employment Law

Labor laws are complex and can be difficult for employers and employees to navigate on their own. If you’re facing an employment-related issue such as wrongful termination, workplace discrimination, or concerns about workplace safety, it’s important that you’re aware of your rights and responsibilities under the law. Our Missoula employment lawyers are well-versed in a wide spectrum of labor-related issues and can advise you on the best course of action for resolving your employment dispute. Our services for Employment Law include:

  • Wrongful discharge claims
  • Workplace safety issues
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Human resource matters
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employment discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims
  • Labor-related arbitrations
  • Employment dispute mediations

Construction Litigation

Laird Cowley provides legal representation for all types of construction professionals including general contractors, non-profits, developers, designers, material suppliers, and engineers in Missoula. Construction disputes can be costly and time-consuming depending on how they are approached. To reach a satisfactory outcome, it’s important that you respond in a prompt and appropriate manner. Our construction litigation attorneys can provide you with the expert guidance you need and assist with a wide range of legal matters including:

  • Construction design and defect claims (both residential and commercial)
  • Commercial and general liability issues
  • Professional liability issues
  • Insurance claims and coverage disputes
  • Contract issues
  • Prompt Payment Act claims, Miller Act claims, and construction liens
  • Mining projects
  • Construction Mediation and Arbitration
  • Tax credit issues
  • Consumer Protection Act matters

Business Law

Laird Cowley provides comprehensive services for businesses, entrepreneurs, and corporate entities seeking legal counsel in Missoula. Our business lawyers are equipped with the skill and experience necessary to handle all types of Business Law matters, including concerns regarding business formation, shareholder, partnership, membership disputes, corporate governance, and dissolution. Business disputes are often complex and it’s important that all parties are aware of their legal rights and responsibilities. Our Missoula location offers services for Business Law matters involving:

  • Shareholder/partnership/membership disputes
  • Business formation
  • Corporate governance
  • Business wind-up and dissolution

Our Missoula Attorneys & Team

Laird Cowley is committed to upholding the highest standards and strives to exercise professionalism and excellence in all aspects of our work. Our Missoula team is comprised of award-winning attorneys, experienced paralegals, and dedicated professionals. We utilize a collaborative approach, drawing on our diverse knowledge and strengths, to generate the best outcome for our clients.

Awards & Recognition

Our work speaks for itself. Our Missoula attorneys have been repeatedly recognized for their excellence and are considered by industry professionals to be among the top lawyers in Montana state. Laird Cowley was named “Best Law Firm” in U.S. News & World Report for 2022 by Best Lawyers®. Additionally, we were also nationally recognized by Best Lawyers® for 2023. Best Lawyers® is the only purely peer-review guide to the legal profession.

Service Area for Our Missoula Office

Our Missoula office is located at 2315 McDonald Avenue, Suite 220, Missoula, MT 59801. We are based at the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Dore Lane and can be conveniently accessed via Brooks Street or US-93 South. Our attorneys provide legal representation for clients all throughout the Missoula area including Bonner, Clinton, Condon, East Missoula, Evaro, Frenchtown, Greenough, Huson, Lolo, Missoula, Milltown, Orchard Homes, Piltzville, Swan, Seeley Lake, and Turah. Additionally, we also have an office located in Helena.

While we have two locations in Montana: Missoula and Helena, our attorneys also represent clients all throughout the Western United States. Our expertise and influence extend throughout Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado. We regularly represent clients in Missoula, Helena, Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Kalispell, Sidney, Wolf Point, Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Cody, Jackson, Fargo, Bismarck, Casper, and all places in between.

Work with Missoula’s Top Team of Lawyers

Laird Cowley is a top-rated Montana law firm that serves individuals and businesses located all throughout the Western United States. Our Missoula location is always accepting new clients and eagerly invites you to contact our office for a consultation. Our attorneys possess years of experience in handling complex legal matters involving Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Insurance Litigation, Professional Negligence, Family Law, Employment Law, Construction Litigation, Business Law, and Immigration Law. If you’re interested in learning more about the services available at our Missoula location, we encourage you to contact us at (406) 541-7400.

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If you’re interested in learning more about our company or the services we have to offer, we encourage you to contact our office. We will be happy to discuss your questions in detail and provide more information about our professional background and expertise. Call (406) 541-7400.

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