Whitney Kolivas is a Partner in the firm’s Bozeman office. Whitney’s practice is focused on real property and complex commercial, contract, and banking disputes. Throughout her practice, she has represented businesses and individuals in the state and federal courts across Montana.

Whitney graduated with high honors from the University of Montana School of Law, where she was an Editor of the Public Land and Resources Law Review and the Contracts teaching assistant. Following graduation, Whitney served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carolyn S. Ostby, United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Montana. Whitney received her undergraduate degree, graduating cum laude, from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Practice Areas

Bar Admission

Montana, 2009
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2009
9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013


2009 – J.D., University of Montana School of Law, high honors
2003 – B.A., Miami University, cum laude

Prior Experience (Employment)

United States District Court, District of Montana

Honors & Awards

Mountain States Rising Star for Business Litigation (2014, 2018, 2019)

Community Involvement

Alzheimer’s Association

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Gallatin County Bar Association
State Bar of Montana

Presentations & Publications

Navajo Nation v. United States Forest Service: Reading Native Americans Out of RFRA, 30 Pub. Land & Resources L. Rev. 57 (2009)