William (Bill) J. Mattix is a Partner in the Billings Litigation Department. His practice focuses on labor and employment law, products liability law, including aviation-related matters, and general insurance and tort defense. Mr. Mattix has been extensively involved in the defense of wrongful discharge and discrimination cases and has represented clients in state and federal court and before the Montana Human Rights Bureau and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has been a featured speaker at numerous seminar employment law, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family & Medical Leave Act.
Mr. Mattix is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers (MDTLA).

Practice Areas

    • Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
    • Employee discipline and termination advice
    • Employment contract review and drafting
    • Employment policy development, including handbook drafting and review
    • Family and Medical Leave Act compliance
    • Independent contractor / employee classification
    • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
    • Separation agreements
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Workplace safety / OSHA
    • Class Action Defense
    • Coverage decisions
    • Insurance compliance
    • Negligence
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability Defense
    • Unfair Trade Practices Act

Bar Admission

Montana, 1983


1983 – J.D. with Honors, University of Montana School of Law
1978 – B.A., Carroll College

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association (MDTLA)