John W. (Justin) Harkins IV

John W. (Justin) Harkins IV


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Justin is a Partner in Crowley Fleck’s Billings office. He handles a wide variety of litigation matters, with emphasis on employment disputes, insurance coverage, and water rights.

Justin graduated in 2013 from the University of Montana School of Law, where he served on the editorial boards of both the Montana Law Review and Public Land & Resources Law Review.

Justin presently sits on the Board of Directors for the Yellowstone Area Bar Association.

Practice Areas

    • Appellate
    • Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
    • Real Estate
    • Water Rights
    • Tort Litigation
    • Common law bad faith
    • Coverage decisions
    • Negligence
    • Payment of insurance benefits
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability Defense
    • Unfair Trade Practices Act
    • Other Water-Related Matters
    • Water Right Transactions

Bar Admission

Montana, 2014
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2014
North Dakota, 2014
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2014
Wyoming, 2014
U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, 2014


2014, M.S., University of Montana
2013, J.D., University of Montana School of Law
2009, M.Div., Vanderbilt University
2005, B.A., Emory University

Prior Experience (Employment)

Law clerk to the Hon. Timothy J. Cavan, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Montana.

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – Litigation (Environmental), Litigation (Labor & Employment), Natural Resources Law – 2022

Community Involvement

Yellowstone Area Bar Association Board of Directors (2018-present)
Yellowstone AIDS Project Board of Directors (2015-2018)
Montana State Bar – New Lawyer Section (2014-2015)