Jeff is an attorney in Crowley Fleck’s Missoula office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation as well as healthcare, employment, and construction litigation. Prior to joining Crowley Fleck, he was a partner with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, where he handled a broad range of litigation matters.

Jeff grew up in western Montana before attending the United States Naval Academy. He graduated from Annapolis in 1991 with a B.S. in economics. After Annapolis, Jeff served with the Navy as a pilot. He left active duty in 2000 and spent a year flying with United Airlines before returning to Montana to enter law school.

In 2005, he graduated from the University of Montana School of Law. While in law school he interned for the Honorable Sam E. Haddon, United States District Court. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Donald W. Molloy, United States District Court. Through the course of his clerkship with Montana’s chief federal judge, Jeff also worked on appellate cases for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and cases for the United States District Court of Guam.

In 2010 and 2012-2015, Mountain States Super Lawyers recognized Jeff as a Rising Star for his civil litigation work in Montana. He is a member of the Montana State Bar, the United States District Court, District of Montana Bar, and the bar for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He retired as a commander in the Navy Reserves in 2012. He currently serves as the board president for Five Valleys Land Trust and as a commissioner for the Missoula County Airport Authority. He is a past board president for Habitat for Humanity of Missoula and a graduate of Leadership Montana.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Montana, 2006
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2006
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012

Education

2005 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law
1991 – B.S. in economics, United States Naval Academy

Prior Experience (Employment)

2011-2017 – Partner, Garlington, Lohn & Robinson PLLP
2007-2011 – Associate, Boone Karlberg P.C.
2005-2007 – Law Clerk, the Honorable Donald W. Molloy, United States District Court
1991-2012 – Commander, United States Navy

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers – Mountain States Rising Star (2010, 2012-2015)

Community Involvement

Missoula County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners, 2012 – present
Five Valleys Land Trust Board of Directors, 2010 – present
Leadership Montana, class of 2015
Habitat for Humanity (past board president)

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
Western Montana Bar Association
American Bar Association