Edmiston & Colton

Edmiston & Colton

Montana Personal Injury Lawyers Millions Of Dollars Recovered For Accident Victims

Firm Overview

Montana Personal Injury Lawyers
Millions Of Dollars Recovered For Accident Victims

At the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton, our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of serious personal injuries, as well as for families who have lost loved ones due to wrongful death.

How have we been able to achieve such a high level of success? Two critical reasons:

Experience And Resources

Experience: While our law firm was founded in 1987, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience. We know the techniques used by our opponents to avoid compensating accident victims. This includes large corporations and insurance companies alike. We level the playing field and hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligent actions.
Resources: Not only do we have an experienced staff and access to a network of experts, we also have the financial resources to take on big opponents in big cases.
Success Is More Than Money

We understand the traumatic turn life has taken for people involved in a variety of personal injury accidents:

Car accidents
Trucking accidents
Oil field accidents
Other accidents
Success is not just about the money. Yes, we want to help you obtain compensation, but we also want to ensure you have the full extent of medical treatment you need to recover from the accident.

Our lawyers will stand by your side from the start of your case to the finish. We will handle all of the legal and financial details of your case, and also monitor your medical treatment. We will help you through this.

We also handle pollution and trespass claims throughout Montana.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

We provide representation on a contingent fee basis, meaning we advance all costs of litigation and a fee is charged only if there is a recovery. Complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation at our office in Billings, Montana.

Main Office

Main Office
310 Grand Ave
Billings MT 59101

Phone

(406) 545-0889

Shane Colton

Edmiston & Colton

Shane was raised in the Central Montana farm and ranch community of Denton. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Public Administration from Montana State University in 1991. Shane obtained his law degree from the University of Montana School of Law in 1996. In 1999, he joined the firm which later became Edmiston & Colton.

In law school, Shane received several awards for students with a demonstrated interest in public service, including a Balfour Fellowship from the fraternal order of Sigma Chi, and the Karl Karlberg Memorial Scholarship. Shane has spent over a decade representing Montanans against insurance companies. Shane is admitted to practice in front of Montana State and Federal Courts. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.

An avid outdoorsman and committed conservationist, Shane served eight years on Montana's Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission. He volunteers his time on the board of Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley.

Areas of Practice

40% Personal Injury
20% Wrongful Death
30% Motor Vehicle Accidents
10% Medical Malpractice
Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions

Montana, 1996
U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1996

Education

University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana - 1996
Honors: Balfour Fellowship, Fraternal Order of Sigma Chi Honors: Karl Karlberg Memorial Scholarship, 1996

James Edmiston

Edmiston & Colton

Jim was born and raised on a ranch in the Flathead Valley and attended school in Columbia Falls, Montana. In 1979, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in accounting/business administration from the University of Montana. In 1982, he received his law degree with honors from the University of Montana School of Law. Jim began practicing law in Billings in 1984. In 1988, he opened his own office. In 1999, Shane Colton joined the firm, which later became Edmiston & Colton.

Jim has two grown children Katie and Gray. He coached their youth baseball, softball, basketball and soccer teams. Jim's interests include all things fly-fishing, golf, skiing, backpacking, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the scenic back roads of Montana.

Jim is a member of the American Association for Justice (formerly known as the American Trial Lawyers Association), the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, the Montana Bar Association, and the Yellowstone County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in Montana State Courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Montana, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

20% Personal Injury
20% Motor Vehicle Accidents - Plaintiff
20% Medical Malpractice
20% Workers Compensation
20% Wrongful Death
Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions

Montana, 1979
U.S. District Court District of Montana
U.S. Federal Courts, 1982

Education

University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
JD, 1982

Shane Colton

Edmiston & Colton