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Neil Westesen is a Litigation Partner lawyer in the organization’s Bozeman office. He served at the Firm’s 3 man or woman Executive Committee for numerous years and was the corporation’s Managing Partner lawyer from 2011 thru 2016. Neil’s litigation exercise currently makes a speciality of a first-rate piece of environmental litigation bobbing up out of the 2015 Gold King Blowout in Colorado. His production practice involves the illustration of architects, engineers, owners, contractors, and sureties. In addition, he has a sizable Indian regulation practice representing industry clients in negotiations with and litigation against Indian tribes. He has additionally represented various product manufacturers in both product legal responsibility litigation…
Neil Westesen is a Litigation Partner lawyer within the organization’s Bozeman office. He served on the Firm’s 3 character Executive Committee for several years and turned into the company’s Managing Partner lawyer from 2011 through 2016. Neil’s litigation exercise presently makes a speciality of a chief piece of environmental litigation arising out of the 2015 Gold King Blowout in Colorado. His creation practice includes the illustration of architects, engineers, proprietors, contractors, and sureties. In addition, he has a vast Indian law practice representing enterprise clients in negotiations with and litigation towards Indian tribes. He has additionally represented numerous product producers in each product liability litigation and supplier defense cases. Finally, he has represented several lawyers in prison malpractice defense matters.

Prior Experience (Employment)

Neil co-chaired the Rocky Mountain Law Foundation Special Institute on Natural Resources Development on Indian Land in 2006 and spoke on tribal jurisdiction on the RMMLF Special Institute in 2011. He again co-chaired the RMMLF Indian Law Special Institute in September of 2017 and changed into the Public Lands Section chair for the RMMLF 2017 Annual Institute. Over the years, he has spoken to numerous meetings of legal professionals and industry professionals on creation regulation and Indian regulation subjects, together with the RMMLF, the State Bar of Montana, the American Institute of Architects, the CNA Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, the AEMA, and at the University of Vermont. He has appeared in numerous instances heard before the Montana Supreme Court, in addition to federal courts in Montana, the 9th Circuit, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U. S. Supreme Court. A whole list of stated decisions is to be had upon request.

Honors & Awards

“AV” score from info Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, and Native American Law (2007-Present)
Mountain States Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation (2013-2018)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Trustee at Large, (2011-2014)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Board of Directors (2017-2019)

Community Involvement

Bridger Ski Foundation Board Member and Vice President (2005-2013)
Bridger Ski Foundation Nordic Committee chair (2005-2009)
Youth soccer and kids ski coach (1995-2009)
“Chief of Course” for diverse local ski races

Presentations & Publications

Neil has authored or co-authored severa papers on Indian law and Construction regulation and spoken to various groups on those subjects. A whole list of courses and presentations is available on request.

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Practise Areas

  • Agreements With Tribal Members
  • Agreements With Tribes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response
  • Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Solid or Hazardous Waste
  • Comprehensive Indian Law Practice
  • Construction Defects
  • Construction Law
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Environmental Law
  • Indian Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation and Administrative Proceedings
  • Mediation Services
  • Mining - Hard Rock, Coal and Industrial Minerals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional negligence, which includes scientific malpractice
  • Tort Litigation

Other Details

Law Firm Position

Partner lawyer

Admission Info

Admitted in 1991, Montana
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
9th Circuit of Appeals
DC Circuit Court of Appeals
1991, U.S. District Court, District of Montana
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court

Start at the Faculty of Law
University of Colorado

Class of 1991
J.D.
with highest honors

University Attended

University of Montana
Class of 1988
B.A.
with maximum honors

Birth Date and City

Born in 1966
San Luis Obispo, California, February 23, 1966

Associations & Memberships

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
Gallatin County Bar Association
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
American Bar Association
State Law Resources, Board of Directors

Representative Transactions
Northern Border Pipeline Right of Way Acquisition over Fort Peck Reservation; Tax Dispute resolution for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad over Blackfeet and Fort Peck Reservations.
Representative Cases
Stokes v. Ford Motor Company, three hundred P.3d 648 (Mont. 2013)
Bunch v. Lancair Intern, Inc., 202 P.3d 784 (D. Mont. 2009)
Pacificorp v. Real Bird, 2008 WL 5100943 (D. Mont. 2008)
Roselle v. Montana, 2008 WL 3914974 (D. Idaho 2008)
Tin Cup County Water and/or Sewer District v. Garden City Plumbing and Heating, Inc., two hundred P.3d 60 (Mont. 2008)
Blue Ridge Homes v. Thein, 2008 WL 2221901
Roselle v. Davis, Warren, & Hritsco, 168 P.3d 1048 (Mont. 2007)
Burlington Northern v. Assiniboine and Sioux, 323 F.3d 767 (9th Cir. 2003)
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company v. Fort Peck Tribes, 29 M.F.R. 126 (Shanstrom 2001)
Crow Tribe of Indians v. Campbell Farming Corporation, 31 F.3d 768 (9th Cir. 1994)
Millhollen v. The Conveyor Co., 964 P.2d 1163 (Mont. 1998)
Burlington Northern v. Red Wolf, 196 F.3d 1059 (9th Cir. 1999)
Jim's Excavating Service v. HKM Associates, 878 P.2nd 248 (Mont. 1994)
Uhler v. Doak, 885 P.2d 1297 (Mont. 1994)
State ex rel. Park Co. v. Montana Sixth Judicial District Court, Park Co., 883 P.2nd 210 (Mont. 1992).
Hobbies & Interests
Cross Country snowboarding
Languages
Spanish

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