Kelsey Bunkers, a South Dakota native, is a Partner in the Bozeman office, serving clients across Montana, South Dakota, and the surrounding region. Kelsey’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, including defense of personal injury and product liability claims as well as representation in real property and commercial disputes. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Montana and South Dakota.

Kelsey graduated magna cum laude from Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, in 2007, where she was a member of the Board of Editors to the Creighton Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. Following graduation, Kelsey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen E. Schreier, Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota from 2007 through 2009. Kelsey received her undergraduate degree, graduating summa cum laude, from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

South Dakota, 2007
U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, 2009
Montana, 2009
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2012
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014

Education

2007 – J.D., Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, magna cum laude
2003 – B.A., Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, summa cum laude

Prior Experience (Employment)

2007-2009, Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Honorable Karen E. Schreier, Chief Judge
2009-present, Crowley Fleck, PLLP

Honors & Awards

Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star (2015)

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
Gallatin County Bar Association
South Dakota State Bar Association
American Bar Association

Reported Decisions / Cases

Reported Appellate Decisions:

Williams v. First American Title Company, 2017 WL 1055598 (9th Cir. 2017)
Denton v. First American Title Ins. Co., 2015 MT 155N
JEM Contracting, Inc. v. Morrison-Maierle, Inc., 318 P.3d 678 (Mont. 2014)
Meadow Brook, LLP v. First American Title Ins. Co., 329 P.3d 608 (Mont. 2014)
Harpole v. Powell County Title Co., 309 P.3d 34 (Mont. 2013)