Support Staff

Meet Our Support Staff

Laird Cowley’s support staff is dedicated to ensuring a positive and satisfactory outcome for your case. Our legal team is composed of highly qualified paralegals, legal assistants, and staff members.
Jen Armstrong - Laird Cowley Office Manager Missoula Montana


Office Manager

Jennifer is an experienced professional with an extensive background in business management and administration. As the Office Administrator at Laird Cowley, Jennifer oversees various aspects of day-to-day operations and also acts as a liaison between clients and members of our team. She possesses an extensive track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments and is efficient in handling client inquiries, consultations, and administrative tasks.
Stephanie Dunwell - Paralegal CLA


Paralegal, CLA

Stephenie is a paralegal with over 28 years of experience in the legal field. She supports the firm in various aspects of law, including matters involving civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, business law, and family law. After graduating from Sentinel High School, she attended Missoula College – University of Montana. There, she completed the Legal Secretary and Legal Assisting programs and graduated in 1992. Afterwards, she earned her Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) designation in 1995.
Dawn Hanninen - Paralegal



Dawn is a seasoned paralegal with over two decades of industry experience. With an extensive background in civil litigation, personal injury, insurance litigation (including bad faith), medical malpractice, employment law, business formation and transactions, bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights, she is well-versed in various aspects of law and is considered an expert in her field. Dawn provides advanced litigation support to Laird Cowley’s attorneys and clients and is a critical asset to our team.
Mary Thompson - Legal Assistant


Legal Assistant

Mary is a Legal Assistant for the firm. She’s resourceful towards her work and is never afraid to tackle a new challenge. Her previous background as an elementary education teacher allows her to apply strong organizational and time management skills to her work today. She works with skill and dedication to support the staff at Laird Cowley and is highly attentive to our client’s needs.


Legal Assistant

Deb is an accomplished professional with over two decades of administrative experience. She works with skill and dedication to support our attorneys and is adept in handling special projects for the firm. Her superb organization and communication skills allow her to consistently meet deadlines and perform her work with exceptional accuracy and proficiency.


Legal Assistant

Christian is a Legal Assistant with duties that are primarily focused on providing support to our attorneys, clients, and staff. He is adept in performing a variety of administrative procedures. He eagerly attends to a variety of administrative tasks and also assists with document preparation, research, calendar coordination, and the organization and management of case files.
Laird Cowley Office Window Decal Missoula Montana
Laird Cowley has a rich tradition of mentoring the next generation of lawyers through the employment of legal interns. We believe professional excellence in lawyering begins in law school. Legal interns provide a variety of support in furthering our client’s cases and achieve a rewarding experience for themselves, our attorneys, and clients.

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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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