The lawyers at Harman, Warren & Harris in Billings are some of the most seasoned and talent civil trial attorneys in Montana. We have a passion for justice that is evident in the skillful and creative advocacy we provide to severely injured and wronged clients. With more than a century's worth of collective trial experience, we provide help to people throughout Montana and northern Wyoming in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance disputes and business disputes. We have extensive trial experience in courtrooms across Montana. While there are many lawyers who advertise for personal injury cases, few have the actual trial experience of this firm.
The firm was established in 2002 to advocate for the injured.
$1.7 million verdict against a Montana doctor and medical facility for failure to diagnose and treat a heart valve problem that resulted in the death of a 43-year-old husband and father of four.
$1.3 million verdict against an insurance company for failure to pay claims related to a back injury sustained in automobile accident.
$7.2 million verdict on behalf of a franchisee of recreational vehicles for wrongful termination of franchise (one of the largest verdicts to come out of Yellowstone County).
550 North 31st Street
Billings MT 59101
I always meet with clients for a free initial consultation. In addition, I review the case thoroughly before making a decision with regard to representation. I do not charge for this initial review. I often obtain records and consult with experts prior to taking a case. I do not charge the client for the costs associated with those reviews if I do not take the case.
I work almost exclusively on a contingency fee basis.
Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Defending doctors and hospitals in medical negligence cases led me to change the focus of my practice to representing patients injured by malpractice.
I find many clients rely upon internet searches for information related to their legal rights. I always discuss those issues with the clients and explain the legal ramifications with them.
I often review documents prepared by my clients.
I occasionally assist parties in drafting and filing pro se complaints and in filing applications for review with the Montana Medical Legal Panel.
1975 - Clerk Judge Murry, Federal Court, Butte, Montana
1978-2002 - Partner, Brown Law Firm, Billings, Montana
2003-2005 - Partner, Buxbaum, Daue, Harman and Fitzpatrick, Billings, Montana
2005 to Present - Partner, Harman, Warren & Harris, PLLP
For the first 25 years of my practice, I defended civil lawsuits. This defense experience is invaluable. I know what the other side is thinking. Before law school, I worked in construction, garbage hauling and in the oil patch. I volunteer to serve on the boards of various non-profit organizations dealing with child abuse and disabled children. All of these experiences combine to assist me in advocating for my clients.
I tend to over prepare. My reputation statewide is that I am a good, honest lawyer who gets along with other attorneys but I am not afraid to go to trial. I am respected by colleagues and judges throughout the state.Personal interests:
Fly fishing, hunting, traveling and golf.
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