Halverson, Mahlen & Wright, P.C.

Billings Civil Litigation Attorney Halverson Mahlen and Wright


Halverson, Mahlen & Wright P.C. and its predecessor partnerships have practiced general civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance, including insurance defense, coverage, and bad faith, for over 35 years. Centrally located in Billings, Montana, we are dedicated to achieving the best results for our clients in an ethical, efficient, and cost-conscious manner.

From the initial stages of every case, our goal is to identify critical facts and legal issues bearing on our clients’ claims and defenses. In partnership with our clients, we make a timely determination regarding liability and potential early resolution. Where early resolution is not possible or appropriate, we successfully represent our clients through trial.  Trial Experience/Decisions and Recent Verdicts.

Our Firm provides representation for individuals and businesses throughout Montana in a wide variety of civil litigation cases including auto collision claims; complex contractual disputes; construction defects; agriculture; personal injury; and all phases of employer liability. We have represented numerous small and large businesses from Montana and out of state, including farmers, ranchers, auto dealerships, major retailers, casinos, hotels, trucking companies, oil and gas exploration companies, and members of the construction trade. Our Firm has considerable experience in defending residential and commercial construction claims and has significant knowledge regarding the phases, procedures and local practices of the construction trades. For more information regarding our scope of practice, please take a moment to review our Practice Areas.

Our Firm takes pride in its longstanding relationships with local, regional, and national insurers. Beyond insurance defense, for many years, we have provided these insurers with the latest in insurance coverage analysis regarding Montana’s complex insurance jurisprudence, including Ridley advance payments, and represented these companies in subrogation actions; arson cases; and cases involving compliance with the Montana insurance code.

All of our Montana attorneys are admitted to Montana State and Federal Courts and individual members are admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court and various tribal courts. Additionally, our attorneys are members of several civil litigation, insurance, and legal associations. Please take a moment to review our Montana Attorney Profiles.