Tort Litigation

The Tort Litigation Practice Group manages all aspects of litigation for Crowley Fleck’s clients and major insurance companies.  With a combined experience of over 200 years in practice, the attorneys within the practice group are uniquely positioned to assist in matters both pre- and post-litigation and arbitration.

Our attorneys are licensed in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming, and practice in both state and federal court, including the 8th, 9th, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal.  Many of the attorneys in the Tort Litigation Practice Group have received prestigious honors in their field, including nominations to Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Chambers and Partners USA, Benchmark Litigation, and have earned AV Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell.  Specific areas of practice handled by the Tort Litigation Practice Group include:

  • Negligence
  • Professional negligence, including medical malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Payment of insurance benefits
  • Coverage decisions
  • Common law bad faith
  • Unfair Trade Practices
  • Insurance compliance
  • Class action litigation

We welcome the opportunity to assist you in addressing your legal questions, and we invite you to contact any of the attorneys within our practice group to begin the process.

Product Liability Defense

Crowley Fleck has attorneys with extensive experience and demonstrated success representing manufacturers, distributors, and sellers in a variety of product liability actions across Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota.  Our experienced attorneys regularly defend cases involving automotive products, consumer products, aviation products, and medical devices and equipment in state and federal courts throughout the region.

Crowley Fleck’s success stems from the substantive expertise and courtroom experience of its attorneys.  Our lead trial attorneys are hands-on when it comes to case management, identifying client needs, and allocating resources.  As a result, Crowley Fleck has the unique ability to meet our clients’ needs with the experience, expertise, and resources necessary to handle complex cases  without sacrificing economic efficiency.

Whether we are handling a single claim or complex multi-party actions, our trial-tested attorneys aggressively defend our clients without forgetting that our clients’ reputations and products are their most valuable assets.  To this end, we also work regularly with clients to minimize the probability of litigation by identifying and correcting problematic internal practices.  We are able to assist clients in developing workable record retention policies and practices, compiling and presenting information to regulatory authorities, and reviewing internal documentation practices to ensure clarity and sufficiency.

Personal Injury

Crowley Fleck has decades of experience representing individuals, businesses, and insurers in personal injury disputes.  Whether the dispute pertains to an automobile accident, premises liability, or any other type of personal injury, Crowley Fleck has qualified attorneys to help successfully resolve the dispute.  Utilizing their specialties in diverse fields, Crowley Fleck attorneys work collaboratively to formulate and implement a strategy tailored to achieve the client’s desired goals in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Crowley Fleck has participated in complex personal injury disputes in various forums throughout the region, including state and federal courts in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.  Crowley Fleck attorneys have also served as mediators and arbitrators in several personal injury cases.  Many of the firm’s personal injury attorneys are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and Mountain States Super Lawyers, and have been selected as fellows of prestigious organizations such as The American Board of Trial Advocates and The American College of Trial Lawyers.  These accolades are the result of the hard work and dedication, which Crowley Fleck is committed to provide to all of its clients.

Class Action Defense

Crowley Fleck offers our clients expertise based on comprehensive experience in class action litigation. Our clients receive in-depth and thorough representation as our Tort Litigation Practice Group works in concert with litigators across wide-ranging areas of substantive law. Crowley Fleck’s collaborative effort strives to ensure excellence in both the procedural aspects of class litigation and the particular area of the law in which the class action is based. Our attorneys’ years of experience allow us to effectively evaluate and assess the strengths and weaknesses of the case in order to establish a defense strategy that meets the clients’ needs within the bounds of applicable law.

We recognize that class actions can be particularly onerous and potentially damaging to defendants.  That is why we work to provide focused and cost-effective representation to our clients from beginning to end.  Should a class action proceed to trial, our clients can look to our litigators with the confidence that the strategy and oral presentation to be made on their behalf will be done with their best interests in mind.  Overall, we strive to protect our clients with a team of attorneys who have the experience and means required to tackle any class action matter presented.

Medical Malpractice Defense

Crowley Fleck’s Tort Litigation Practice Group has extensive experience and a history of success representing all types of health care providers, including hospitals, physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, dentists and alternative health care providers against claims of medical negligence, malpractice and related claims.

Claims involving  issues of medical care can be difficult to navigate depending on the state in which the action is filed, as many states have special procedures and processes that must be complied with prior to litigation being filed. Our attorneys are familiar with these steps, and have successfully represented medical professionals as well as hospitals and other health care providers in virtually every area of medicine at every stage of the process, including trial and appeal.