Matthew Hibbs is a Partner in the Bozeman Litigation Department with a civil litigation practice focused primarily on commercial, personal injury, employment, bad faith, and products liability disputes. Over the course of his career, Matthew has helped a diverse array of clients successfully navigate the legal system, including local and national businesses, insurance companies and their insureds, and private individuals.

Matthew tailors his practice to the needs of his clients and works with his clients in a collaborative effort to understand and achieve their goals. As a former Law Clerk to the Hon. Mike Salvagni, and a longtime Officer and Treasurer of the Gallatin County Bar Association, Matthew has good working relationships with, and invaluable insight into, the judiciary and members of the local bar.

Matthew graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law and was a Distinguished Scholar and high honors graduate from the University of Montana’s Davidson Honors College as an undergraduate. In his free time, Matthew enjoys coaching youth soccer and basketball, skiing, and spending time with his wife and their three children.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Montana, 2009
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2009


2009 – J.D. with Honors, University of Montana School of Law
2005 – B.A. with High Honors, University of Montana, Distinguished Scholar, Honors Program (Davidson Honors College)

Prior Experience (Employment)

Law Clerk to the Hon. Mike Salvagni – Fall 2009 to Winter 2012

Community Involvement

Leadership Bozeman 32
YMCA Basketball Coach
Gallatin Elite Soccer Coach

Professional Affiliations

Gallatin County Bar Association – Treasurer
State Bar of Montana – Member
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association – Member
American Bar Association – Member

Presentations & Publications

Matthew Hibbs, Interpreting the Basin Closure Law in Montana: The Permissibility of “Prestream Capture,” 29 Pub. Land & Res. L. Rev. 195 (2008).