Joe C. Maynard, Jr. is a Partner in the Billings Litigation Department. Upon completion of his education, Joe clerked for Justice John C. Sheehy of the Montana Supreme Court and joined the firm’s Litigation department in 1988. He has extensive experience in the defense of Workers Compensation claims, Utility-based personal injury, medical malpractice, and estate litigation. Joe is regularly recognized by his peers as one of the preeminent defense attorneys in Montana.

Over the course of his thirty seven year career, he has also litigated a wide variety of matters ranging from a trial over a real estate dispute to medical malpractice matters and Utility-based personal injury defense including electrical contacts and gas explosions. In addition, Joe successfully defended the Officers and Directors in connection with the collapse of Montana Power and Touch America.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Montana, 1987


1987 – J.D. with High Honors, University of Montana
1983 – B.S. with Honors, Montana State University

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America in Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (1995-present)
Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007-2012, 2014-2020)
Chambers USA – Leading Lawyers in Labor & Employment (2003-Present)
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star

Professional Affiliations

College of Workers Compensation Lawyers
National Workers Compensation Defense Network
American Bar Association
State Bar of Montana
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Workers Compensation Court Rules Committee