Christopher K. Oliveira

Christopher K. Oliveira


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Christopher (Chris) K. Oliveira is a Partner in the Helena Litigation Department. Chris is the co-practice leader of the Tort Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice. Chris also litigates labor and employment matters on behalf of employers, such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, and wage and hour. Chris’s labor and employment practices also focuses on advising employers related to terminations, employee handbooks, and compliance with state and federal law.

Outside of the practice of law, Chris spends his time outdoors in the great state of Montana with his wife and two daughters hunting, fishing, hiking and/or skiing.

In 2001, Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from Carroll College, Helena, Montana. In 2006, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana School of Law. Before joining the firm, Chris was the law clerk for the Honorable Thomas C. Honzel, Montana First Judicial District Court (August 2006 – December 2008) and the Honorable Kathy Seeley, Montana First Judicial District Court (January 2009 – July 2009).

Practice Areas

    • Business Organizations
    • Litigation
    • Healthcare
    • Medical Staff, Credentialing, Peer Review, and Physician Matters
    • 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
    • National Labor Relations Act
    • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
    • Separation agreements
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Tort Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice Defense
    • Negligence
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability Defense
    • Products Liability
    • Professional negligence, including medical malpractice

Bar Admission

Montana, 2006
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2006


2006 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law
2001 – B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Carroll College, Helena, Montana

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
First Judicial District Bar Association
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Board Member (2024-present)