John Gallinger is Of Counsel and practices out of the Billings, MT office.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Wyoming 1971
Montana 1975
District of Columbia – retired
U.S. District Courts for Wyoming and Montana
U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal for 9th and 10th Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court (1975)


University of Wyoming – graduated 1971 with highest honors
Awarded John Bugas Scholarship
Editor-in-Chief Wyoming Land & Water Law Review
Member – Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Society
Awarded Fellowship with Dean Frank Trelease regarding water law issues for the Restatement of Torts

Honors & Awards

Chambers USA Best Lawyers
Martindale – Hubbell AV Rating

Professional Affiliations

Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Board of Director member for Montana Petroleum Association
Trustee of the Wyoming Humanities Council

Presentations & Publications

Prepared and delivered papers to the Annual & Special Institutes of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, the University of Montana Public Land Law Review, and the University of Wyoming Land & Water Law Review regarding natural resources legal topics.
Taught courses on mineral title examination to landmen at Rocky Mountain College.