Jacob M. Dillon

Jacob M. Dillon


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Representative Matters

  • Defense of mineral development company in major mining litigation concerning property access rights
  • Defense of major mineral development company in complex multi-state litigation where damages claimed exceeded nine figures
  • Conducted water rights due diligence related to the sale of a major mining property
  • Conducted due diligence related to the acquisition of major energy project spanning four states
  • Conducted title review and curative matters for mining properties
  • Defense of oil and gas non-operators in a complex contract dispute

Jacob Dillon is an associate in Crowley Fleck’s Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Department. His primary areas of practice include mining, Indian, and oil and gas law. Jacob handles transactional matters including, but not limited to, complex due diligence projects, title examination of mining claims, and property acquisitions and dispositions. In addition, Jacob has considerable litigation experience defending mining and oil and gas clients on a range of contract and land matters.

Jacob is a Montana native and grew up in Billings. He graduated from Skyview High School in 2010. After, he attended the University of Montana where he was a member of both the Grizzly Marching Band and debate team. Upon receiving his degree from UM in 2014, Jacob attended the Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington. There, he served as the Executive Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review and was a member of the esteemed William O. Douglas Committee.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Montana, 2018
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2018
Wyoming, 2019
Idaho, 2019
Fort Berthold District Court – MHA Nation, 2020
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Washington D.C., 2020
Sault St. Marie Chippewa Tribal Court, 2020
Colorado, 2020
North Dakota, 2020


2018 – J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
2014 – B.S., Political Science – University of Montana.

Prior Experience (Employment)

Prior to becoming an attorney, Jacob owned and operated a local lawn and landscape company – JMD Services, LLC. While in law school, he interned both for Crowley Fleck and the City Attorney of Spokane Valley, Washington. In the City Attorney’s office, Jacob drafted legal ordinances, analyzed questions of constitutional law concerning the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments, and worked on a range of municipal issues including, but not limited to, the local regulation of drones and legalized marijuana.

Honors & Awards

Jacob graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Gonzaga University School of Law. In addition, he also received CALI Awards for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing; Advanced Legal Research; and Oil & Natural Gas Law.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Montana
Yellowstone County Bar Association
State Bar of Wyoming
State Bar of Idaho
State Bar of Colorado
State Bar of North Dakota
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation