Julie Lichte is a Partner in the firm’s Bozeman Litigation Department. She represents a wide variety of health care clients, including hospitals, physicians, nurses, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and other health care providers in medical negligence matters, credentialing and peer review matters, HIPAA complaints, and professional licensing disputes. Julie frequently appears before the Montana Medical Legal Panel, in state and federal courts, and before the professional licensing boards. She has also represented employers in wrongful termination matters. Before moving to Montana, she was a partner with Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius in Peoria, Illinois, and prior to law school, she worked as a registered nurse in hospital and clinic settings.

Practice Areas

    • Healthcare
    • Healthcare Education
    • Healthcare Litigation
    • Long Term and Elder Care, In-Home Care, Hospice, and Rehabilitation
    • Medical Staff, Credentialing, Peer Review, and Physician Matters
    • Medical Malpractice Defense
    • Professional negligence, including medical malpractice

Bar Admission

Illinois, 1991
Montana, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Montana
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit


1991 – J.D., University of Washington
1986 – M.B.A., Bradley University
1983 – B.S., Bradley University
1977 – Diploma, St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing

Prior Experience (Employment)

Julie has appeared on more than 100 occasions before the Montana Medical Legal Panel and has tried medical malpractice cases to verdict. She has defended health care providers in cases involving alleged birth trauma injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical related incidents, obstetrics, gynecologic matters ,radiological related incidents, and various other medical specialties such as pediatrics, infectious disease, neurology, and orthopedics.

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Mountain States Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense (2013-2019)
Chambers USA – Litigation: General Commercial (2012-Current)
Chambers USA – Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (2022)
Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star
Top 100 Litigation Lawyers for Montana, American Society of Legal Advocates (2014)

Community Involvement

Member of Elk’s Lodge #246, Livingston, MT
Member of P.E.O., Chapter BW, Livingston, MT

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Montana
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Litigation Counsel of America (by invitation)