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Year founded: 1908
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The firm that is now Moulton Bellingham PC was one of the first law firms established in Montana. Founded at the turn of the century by Judge Charles H. Loud and others, the firm began as a circuit-riding law practice with offices in several Montana cities, including Miles City, Red Lodge and Forsyth.

By the early 1920's, the firm had consolidated in Billings, where it has remained to the present. Our practice extends throughout the state of Montana, and northern Wyoming. Moulton attorneys have successfully handled litigation in virtually every city in Montana, and know well the local judges and attorneys state-wide.

Whether handling a case in its entirety, or as local counsel, the Moulton Firm has earned a reputation for superior legal representation, combining time-honored characteristics of careful analysis, thorough preparation, and devotion to its clients. Commitment to this tradition of quality, enhanced by thoughtful creativity and current technology, has attracted a diverse client base that includes a significant portion of the region's most successful entrepreneurs and major corporations operating in Montana. The Moulton Firm is proud to provide the individual attention, conscientious service and steadfast dedication necessary to earn the allegiance of its clients and the respect of the courts.

Throughout the years, the Moulton Firm has continued the tradition of its founders: meeting the needs of its clients for quality representation in the most conscientious and cost-effective manner possible. The philosophy of the firm is simple: we will not over-staff or over-lawyer a matter, and we will not engage in make-work representation. We are sensitive to the client's need for economy as well as efficiency and quality. It is our goal to represent our clients aggressively while resolving complex legal problems with as little expense and intrusion as the circumstances will permit.

Individual attention and accessibility to the client are hallmarks of the firm. As the firm has grown, its members have maintained a close working relationship so the firm can draw upon the diverse talents of its members and apply the appropriate expertise to any particular issue.
Lawyers in the Moulton Firm make a commitment to serve Montana, Billings, and the profession of law. Members of the firm have been elected to the Montana legislature, where one was selected as majority leader of the House of Representatives. Moulton Bellingham attorneys have served on governing boards and advisory committees concerned with local, state and national education. One former Moulton attorney is a respected Ninth Circuit Judge. Two attorneys from the firm have served as President of the State Bar of Montana. Many others have served in leadership roles in state bar committees, commissions of the Montana Supreme Court, the Yellowstone County Bar Association, and American Bar Association sections and committees. The Moulton Firm also helps provide legal services to the indigent without cost.

The firm's strength lies in the talent, the diversity, and the close relationship among its lawyers. Moulton Firm lawyers strive to provide superior legal representation.


Moulton Bellingham PC is metro ranked in 15 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Billings, MT
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance

Select Clients

  • American Suzuki
  • Armstrong International
  • BancInsure
  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • Farmers Insurance Companies
  • Gallagher Bassett
  • General Motors
  • Harley Davidson
  • Honda Motor Corp.
  • Montana Municipal Insurance Authority
  • St. Vincent's Healthcare
  • State of Montana


Metro Rankings

Billings, MT
Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Insurance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 2 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Bankruptcy
Tier 2 for Tax Law
Tier 2 for Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Main Location

Billings, MT
27 North 27th Street, Suite 1900
P.O. Box 2559
Billings, MT 59103-2559
United States
406-248-7731 Call our Billings, MT location at 406-248-7731 Get Directions Get directions to our Billings, MT location

Management and Personnel

Executive Committee and Vice President
Gerry Fagan
Executive Committee & Vice President
Doug James
Executive Committee & President
Thomas Smith
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