Adrienne Maxwell is an Associate in the firm’s Missoula office. Adrienne joined the firm in 2015 and practices in the areas of taxation, employee benefits, trusts and estates.

Adrienne grew up in Somers, Montana. She received her B.A. from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine where she majored in philosophy, and earned her J.D. from Columbia University in New York City in 2010. In law school she was active in the Columbia Environmental Law Clinic, was a staff member of the Columbia Business Law Review and served as Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. In 2010 she began her career in the tax group at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, before returning to Montana in 2012 where she worked for Earthjustice in Bozeman.

Adrienne is currently serving as the program chair for the Western Montana Estate Planning Council and is a volunteer debate coach at Frenchtown High School.

Practice Areas

    • Employee Benefits, ERISA & Executive Compensation
    • Cafeteria Plan Advice
    • Fiduciary Duty Issues for Health Plans
    • Fiduciary Duty Issues for Retirement Plans
    • Fixing Benefits Plans with the IRS and DOL
    • Health Plan Design and Compliance
    • Keeping a Qualified Retirement Plan Tax-Qualified
    • Business Entities
    • Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
    • State and Local Taxes
    • Tax Audits and Controversies
    • Estate Planning
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
    • Tax Planning

Bar Admission

Montana, 2013
U.S. District Court (D. MT), 2013


2010 – J.D., Columbia University School of Law
2006 – B.A., Bates College, Philosophy

Prior Experience (Employment)

Earthjustice, Bozeman, MT (2012-2015)
Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, NY (2010-2012)

Community Involvement

Volunteer debate coach, Frenchtown High School

Professional Affiliations

Western Montana Estate Planning Council, program chair (2016-17)
State Bar of Montana BETTR Law Section, member
Western Montana Bar Association, member