Dave WhisenandOffice: Bozeman
- Dave was the associate member of an attorney team that successfully defended a hospital through trial in a complex commercial case.
Dave focuses on defending healthcare providers against claims of medical negligence. He has defended dozens of healthcare providers, including physicians, mid-levels, nurses, hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. He also handles a variety of personal injury, commercial litigation, and workers’ compensation matters.
Dave frequently appears before the Montana Medical Legal Panel, as well as Montana State and Federal District Courts. He also advises workers’ compensation insurers on the management and resolution of claims, both prior-to and through litigation.
Dave practiced in the firm’s Billings office for three and a half years before moving to the Bozeman office in June, 2016. He continues to handle cases in Billings and throughout Montana.
Dave grew up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area before attending the University of Montana where he received his B.A. in 2008 and his J.D. in May, 2012. Before attending law school, Dave worked two summers as a rafting and backpacking guide in Glacier National Park and one winter at Whitefish Mountain Resort. While in law school, he was an editor of the Public Land & Resources Law Review, president of the Environmental Law Group, and obtained a certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution. Dave was an intern with Crowley Fleck in 2011.
In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, chasing his two-year old son Arthur around, and trail-running, skiing, hiking, golfing, and rafting.
- Commercial Litigation
- Workers Compensation
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability Defense
- Products Liability
- Professional negligence, including medical malpractice
U.S. District Court of Montana, 2012
North Dakota, 2013
2012 – J.D. with Certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution, University of Montana School of Law
2008 – B.A. with Honors in Environmental Studies, University of Montana
State Bar of Montana
American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division District Representative
North Dakota State Bar Association
Wyoming State Bar Association