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Ben A. Snipes

Ben A. Snipes

Partner
Location:
Great Falls, Montana
Phone:
406-564-1743
866-630-8868
Fax:
406-761-5805
Email:

Ben Snipes is a plaintiff's personal injury attorney, specializing in toxic tort claims and employment injuries.  His practice presently focuses on asbestos related diseases, mesothelioma cases and catastrophic work injuries.  In addition to a traditional tort practice, Mr. Snipes carries a significant workers' compensation caseload.  He is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Montana by The National Trial Lawyers® since 2014.  He has hosted educational seminars and published articles for the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.  Mr. Snipes has been a shareholder with Kovacich Snipes, P.C., since 2015 and is admitted to practice in all Montana federal and state courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Ben grew up in Great Falls. He graduated from C.M. Russell High School, and accepted a football scholarship at the University of Montana-Western in Dillon, Montana. Ben enjoyed a successful athletic and academic career at Western, graduating with honors with a B.S. in Business Administration. Ben went on to attend the University of Montana-School of Law, where he graduated in 2008.

While attending law school Ben worked at the Cascade County Attorney's Office and with the Missoula law firm of Paoli, Latino and Kutzman. He also interned at ASUM Legal Services, where he represented University of Montana students in a variety of legal matters. Ben was a student member of the American Association of Justice.

Ben enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing and spending time with his wife, Tori, and their children Elizabeth, Jack, and Calvin.

Areas of Practice

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2010

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D. - 2008
  • University of Montana - Western, Dillon, Montana
    • B.S. magna cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Football Scholarship
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • Montana Workers’ Compensation Bad Faith Claims, Trial Trends (MTLA), Spring 2015

Representative Clients

  • Timothy and Marsha Hysell
  • Estate of Jerral Bryant
  • Lauren DuPuis
  • Dr. Marise Johnson
  • Jean Eve
  • Gerald Stahlberg
  • Dale Riggles

Honors and Awards

  • AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rated
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Montana State Bar, Member, 2008 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Federal Bar Association (Montana Chapter), Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
  • Cascade County Bar Association, Member/Executive Officer (2009)

Past Employment Positions

  • Cascade County Attorney's Office
  • Paoli, Latino and Kutzman

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cascade County Law Clinic (Board of Directors)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Great Falls (Board of Directors, President, 2012-2014)