Bradford (Brad) J. Brown

Bradford (Brad) J. Brown


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Brad Brown is a partner in the firm’s Helena office with over fifteen years of experience in complex commercial litigation matters, with a primary focus on construction-related matters in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Over the course of his career, Brad has represented architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, surveyors, owners, and material suppliers over a wide spectrum of legal matters including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and professional licensing disputes.

Based on his experience in litigating construction disputes, Brad has used his client’s proverbial “lessons learned” by assisting clients in drafting and negotiating construction and design contracts to help clients avoid disputes and provide his clients with important contractual rights to assist them in the event disputes do arise.

In addition to his construction-based practice, Brad has been involved in wide variety commercial litigation matters involving complex business litigation, partnership and corporate disputes, and a multitude of breach of contract matters involving real estate projects, lease disputes, and complex project delivery systems.

Brad graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2007, with honors, and was a managing editor of the Montana Law Review and also acted as one of the school’s Junior Partners during his third year of law school. He is currently a co-chair of the firm’s Commercial/Natural Resources Litigation Practice Group.

In his spare time, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife and high energy children, watching and playing sports of all kinds (including racking up high scores on various golf courses), and enjoying all that Montana has to offer.

Practice Areas

    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Construction Defects
    • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
    • Lien and Bond Claims
    • Professional Liability
    • Tort Litigation
    • Product Liability Defense
    • Products Liability
    • Professional negligence, including medical malpractice

Bar Admission

Montana, 2007
U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, 2007
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2008
Wyoming, 2010
North Dakota, 2013
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2013


2007 – J.D. with Honors, University of Montana School of Law
2004 – B.A., Valparaiso University, Magna Cum Laude

Honors & Awards

Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star (2010, 2020, 2021)
Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List” (2019

Community Involvement

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni/Volunteer Corporation Board Member (2013-Present)
Helena Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors (2020-Present)
Helena YMCA Board of Directors (2023—Present)

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
Wyoming State Bar Association
North Dakota State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)