Ragain & Cook, PC

Ragain & Cook, PC

Ragain & Cook, PC, is a long-standing Billings-area law firm with attorneys who have handled complex personal injury and general litigation matters for more than 40 years.

Firm Overview

At Ragain & Cook, PC, in Billings, we have 40 years of experience representing individuals and Montana businesses in virtually all types of personal injury cases and a wide range of general litigation matters throughout Montana. The bulk of our practice is devoted to catastrophic injuries caused by negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

No matter what caused your or your loved one's accident, you are right to be concerned about complete medical recovery, long-term financial security and permanent changes to your quality of life. Attorneys James M. Ragain and Joseph P. Cook have seen the challenges their clients face firsthand because they take the time to actually work with and get to know their clients.

We pride ourselves on putting clients first, listening to their concerns and keeping them fully informed. We will help you understand your legal options, and we will be persistent and assertive in helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Let us help you.
Main Office
Main Office
3936 Avenue B
Billings  MT  59102
  • (406) 206-4831
Auto Accident
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car, truck and motorcycle accidents play a large role in personal injury law. We understand the complexities of auto insurance and how insurance providers will attempt to undervalue settlements in an effort to save themselves money. Whether you have suffered irreversible physical impairments, like paralysis, or you are struggling with delayed injury symptoms, like chronic headaches, we can help you.
Personal Injury
Accidents happen, but that does not give much solace to the people injured in those accidents. They end up struggling to recover their personal health and their financial stability a struggle that may last a lifetime.
Premises Liability

Property owners have a duty to maintain a safe premises, whether it involves residential or commercial property. If you were harmed as a customer or guest on someone's land or in a rental building, you may have a claim. This harm may involve physical injuries sustained in a simple slip-and-fall, or injuries caused by negligent security (i.e., broken locks that allowed unlawful entry).

Workplace Accidents

Workers' compensation is afforded to any employee who is involved in an accident at work. Unfortunately, despite legal requirements, many employers and their insurance companies will still assert that injuries caused by accidents, repetitive motions or exposure to harmful substances were not caused by work. You need an experienced attorney to make sure you collect what you deserve.

Product Liability

Product designers, manufacturers and distributors all must follow strict regulations when bringing consumer goods to market. Some products, like pharmaceuticals, medical devices and auto parts, are often full of defects that cause injury. Make sure you get the facts and take action if you have been injured due to a defective product.

Medical And Nursing Negligence

While medical professionals are tasked to care for patients, they make mistakes just like anyone else. Doctor errors and sometimes intentional wrongdoing in hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities result in devastating injuries and sometimes even death. Do not hesitate to work with an attorney if you have been injured due to medical malpractice or a loved one has been lost due to wrongful death.

Joseph P. Cook

"A winning attitude and optimism are necessary to fight and win versus insurance companies and large corporations. Being a trial lawyer means bringing that mindset to every case, making it contagious and tirelessly pursuing civil justice on behalf of the injured and exploited. I am honored and humbled by the trust my clients have in me, and in return I give them my absolute best every time."

Joe helps people who have been physically, emotionally and financially injured stand up to wrongdoers, insurance companies and corporations to level the playing field. Being hurt by someone else's negligence should not leave you to be beaten down by their insurance company, and Joe and his staff have the experience and resources to fight back and maximize results.

Growing up on his family's ranch just east of Billings, Joe learned hard-work and creativity can solve nearly any problem. He was an active member of 4-H, American Degree receipt in FFA, and President of the Montana Junior Angus Association. When he was not chasing, judging or showing livestock, Joe was busy honing his skills on the basketball court which ultimately earned him a scholarship to play for Rocky Mountain College men's basketball team. From Rocky Mountain College, he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Business Administration/Management and Economics in 2005.

Joe earned his law degree from the University of Montana School of Law in 2009. He served as President of the Rural Advocacy League Student Group, was one of only 2 members of his class selected as advocates on the American Association of Justice Trial Team, and represented undergraduate students through the ASUM Legal Clinic. At graduation he was awarded the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award.

Prior to joining up with Jim Ragain, Joe served as a Federal Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Sam E. Haddon of the United States District Court and practiced as a trial attorney in Billings, Montana. Joe is admitted to practice in front of Montana State and Federal Courts.

Joe attributes much of his professional success to his wife, Audrey Rose. On top of being talented, compassionate and supportive, she is a Registered Nurse who often shares with him her wealth of medical knowledge and common sense. Joe and Audrey have two beautiful children, Harrison and Emma.
  • Bar Number: 11158
    Montana , 2009
  • University of Montana school of Law
    J.D , 2009
  • Rocky mountain College
    B.S Business Administration/Management , 2005

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