Matthew A. BaldassinOffice: Missoula
Matthew A. Baldassin is a Partner in the firm’s Missoula office. Matt was born and raised in Montana where he completed his undergraduate and legal education. Between the two, he served in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer, stationed around the United States and deploying to Africa and Japan. Matt was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Montana School of Law’s Public Land and Resources Law Review and still enjoys returning to the School to assist with instruction when he can.
Matt has two young children and a wonderful wife who help him maintain perspective and fill up his “extra” time. Prior to beginning active practice, Matt served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sam E. Haddon, United States District Court Judge for the District of Montana.
Matt’s practice focuses on commercial, real estate, and tort litigation. He also works extensively on labor issues, representing employers with union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practice charges.
- Business Organizations
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Construction Defects
- Professional Liability
- Healthcare Litigation
- Labor & Employment
- Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
- Employee discipline and termination advice
- Employment policy development, including handbook drafting and review
- National Labor Relations Act
- Pro Bono
- Tort Litigation
- Common law bad faith
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability Defense
- Professional negligence, including medical malpractice
- Unfair Trade Practices Act
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2006
U.S. District Court, District of Washington, 2007
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
North Dakota 2013
2006 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law
1997 – B.A. with Honors in Spanish/Russian, University of Montana
Prior Experience (Employment)
Matt worked for the United States Marine Corps Staff Judge Advocate at the Pentagon investigating and assisting in the prosecution of misconduct in various theatres of operation. Upon graduation, he worked for the United States District Court on a wide variety of complex civil and criminal matters. At the end of that term, Matt began work as an Associate and Partner for a well-respected Missoula firm on diverse litigation matters.
Matt was the chairman of his Neighborhood Council and served as Vice President of the Missoula Court Appointed Special Advocates, a wonderful organization which ensures that children suffering from abuse or neglect are represented in the court system. Matt is currently chairs the Board of Directors for of the Montana Food Bank Network.
State Bar of Montana
Washington State Bar Association
North Dakota State Bar Association
American Bar Association