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Anthony Jackson

Anthony Jackson

  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Products Liability ...
  • Montana
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Biography

Anthony is a fifth-generation Montanan with deep roots in central Montana. Anthony prides himself in representing and standing up for those harmed by the more powerful (who are usually insured by some of the world’s largest insurance companies and defended by some of Montana’s and the nation’s largest law firms). Anthony represents clients in Bozeman and throughout Montana in practice areas that include catastrophic injuries, auto accidents, class actions, consumer protection law, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, insurance coverage litigation, insurance bad faith, premises liability, product liability (defective and dangerous products), and workers’ compensation.

Education
University of Montana School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Experience
Attorney Clerk
Montana Supreme Court
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Anthony clerked for Montana Supreme Court Justice Brian Morris after graduating from law school. This is a competitive selection process with applicants from across the country.
Awards
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Outstanding New Trial Lawyer of the Year
Montana Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Dean's Leadership Award
University of Montana School of Law
Student Bar Association President
University of Montana
Student Bar Association President
University of Montana School of Law
Student Bar Association President
University of Montana School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Montana  # 12079
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Montana
State Bar of Montana
ID Number: 12079
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Motorcycle Injury
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Do we need a lawyer to collect on $11,000 promissory note? It is from an LLC and personally guaranteed by members
A: You might need a lawyer; however, there could be other options depending on your particular facts. A lawyer who bills by the hour might take on your case. If the lawyer can send a letter and get payment or obtain and enforce a judgment without spending a lot of time on your case, hiring an hourly lawyer might be a good option. But particularly if this is something that has to be litigated, hiring such a lawyer may be cost-prohibitive since it often costs far more than $11,000 to litigate a case. While the benefits of having an attorney are usually well worth the costs, the amount here at issue might not justify those costs, and you might not be able to find an attorney to take the case with that amount at issue.

As you inquired, another option you could consider is small claims court. I don't practice in Oklahoma, but the Oklahoma State Bar website indicates you can bring a small claims court case for amounts up to $10,000. The website also indicates that "An individual may be self-represented in small claims; a company may be represented by an officer or full-time employee." Thus, you could potentially save the cost of hiring an attorney or bring the case to small claims court even if you cannot find an attorney to take your case.

Also, while you might not be able to recover the entire $11,000 amount in small claims court, you would almost certainly spend more than $1,000 on a lawyer, so you could still come out ahead even though you cannot recover the entire $11,000 amount.

Please keep in mind that the language in your specific contract could have an attorney fee provision, arbitration clause, or other provision that could completely change this response. Also, keep in mind that I do not know any of the particular details of your case. Therefore, please do not treat this answer as legal advice specific to you or your case.
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Website
AFJ Law Firm PLLC Website
Contact & Map
AFJ Law Firm Pllc
602 W. Lamme St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
Telephone: (406) 613-7000
Fax: (406) 613-7010
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)