Bruce F. Fain in Of Counsel in the Billings Commercial Department. Bruce’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, commercial transactions, employment transactions and litigation, healthcare transactions and litigation, real estate litigation, construction law, and OSHA claims and proceedings. Prior to joining Crowley Fleck, Bruce was with the firm Murphy, Kirkpatrick and Fain. He graduated from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1990 with honors, where he was the Judicial Survey Editor of the Idaho Law Review.

Practice Areas

    • Personal Property Foreclosures, Claim and Delivery, Replevin, and Injunctive Remedies
    • Healthcare
    • Electronic Information, Technology, and Security [HIPAA]
    • Healthcare Labor and Employment
    • Healthcare Litigation
    • Medical Staff, Credentialing, Peer Review, and Physician Matters
    • Physician Organizations and Issues
    • 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
    • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
    • Separation agreements
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Workplace safety / OSHA
    • Unfair Trade Practices Act
    • Fiduciary Obligations and Estate and Trust Litigation

Bar Admission

Montana, 1990
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1992
U.S. Supreme Court, 1995
Texas, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2004


1990 – J.D., University of Idaho College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
1980 – B.A., Texas A & M

Prior Experience (Employment)

Capt., USAF, 1981 – 1987

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
Yellowstone County Bar Association
American Bar Associations
State Bar of Texas
The American Health Lawyers Association