Carina L. Wilmot

Carina L. Wilmot


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Representative Matters

  • Representing clients in discrimination charges - wrongful termination matters - and medical malpractice claims
  • Providing guidance on responding to employee issues such as employee discipline - policy development - wage and overtime issues - worker health restrictions - complaints and grievances - leave requests - and terminations and resignations
  • Training boards - supervisors - and employees on laws and their role in hiring - disciplining - and terminating employees - providing an equal employment work environment - and navigating the complex laws within the Americans with Disabilities Act - the Family Medical Leave Act - and workers’ compensation.

Carina enjoys helping employers understand and appropriately respond to the complex laws for managing employees by offering general outside counsel services, including drafting and reviewing employment agreements, employee handbooks, and release and settlement agreements. She regularly assists employers in defending claims of discrimination and wrongful discharge. Carina also represents clients at the Human Rights Bureau, Medical Malpractice Legal Panel, Board of Medical Examiners, and state District Court.

Carina also enjoys helping others and giving to those less fortunate. Carina is a board member with the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Board. She has been involved with the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation since 2000 and serves the organization as a current board member.

Carina is a Montana native and feels at home in the mountains around Montana and Wyoming. Carina enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and skating with the Hel’z Belles Roller Derby team.

Practice Areas

    • Healthcare Labor and Employment
    • Healthcare Litigation
    • Labor & Employment
    • Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
    • Development of drug testing policies and related advice
    • Employee discipline and termination advice
    • Employee screening, hiring practices and policies
    • Employment contract review and drafting
    • Employment policy development, including handbook drafting and review
    • Family and Medical Leave Act compliance
    • Independent contractor / employee classification
    • National Labor Relations Act
    • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
    • Separation agreements
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Workers Compensation
    • Tort Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice Defense
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability Defense
    • Professional negligence, including medical malpractice

Bar Admission

Wyoming, 2017
North Dakota, 2017
Montana, 2014
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2014


2014, J.D., with High Honors, University of Montana School of Law
1997, M.A., Intercultural Communication, University of New Mexico
1995, B.S. in Social Sciences, University of Wyoming (UW Honors Program)

Prior Experience (Employment)

Prior to her legal work, Carina worked in human resources as a Recruiter and in the new hires department for an organization of over 5,000 employees. Carina also worked with Johns Hopkins University training professionals in developing countries in leadership and health communication.

Community Involvement

Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation, Board Member

Professional Affiliations

Society of Human Resource Managers – Member
State Bar of Montana
American Bar Association
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, Board Member

Presentations & Publications

Carina Wilmot, Reichert v. State ex rel. McCulloch and the Open Door for Increased Pre-Election Substantive Judicial Review, 74 Mont. L. Rev. 441 (2013) (Available at:
Carina Wilmot, Test Bank to Accompany ‘Interpersonal Conflict’ (6th edition), Hocker, J.L. and Wilmot, W. McGraw Hill, Inc. (2000)
Carina Wilmot, International Teaching Assistants: Redefining Conflict in the Classroom, University of New Mexico: Dissertation Abstracts International (1997)
Carina Wilmot, Instructor’s Manual to Accompany ‘Interpersonal Conflict’ (5th edition), Wilmot, W. and Hocker, J. McGraw Hill, Inc. (1997)