Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

Helena Attorney representing Montana's consumers, employees, and families.
  • Insurance Claims, Construction Law, Bankruptcy...
  • Montana
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Summary

Scott was born and raised in eastern Montana. He graduated with honors from the University of Montana Law School in 2011, where he served as the Articles Editor for the Montana Law Review. Scott also interned for a federal magistrate judge, the Honorable Jeremiah Lynch in Missoula. He competed on UM Law’s National Moot Court Team, and his team won both first place brief and first place overall for the Northwest Region. After law school, Scott served as a law clerk for the Honorable Brian Morris, a Justice at the Montana Supreme Court. Since joining private practice, Scott has been involved in various forms of litigation including class actions, insurance disputes, employment discrimination and personal injury cases. He also advocates for consumers in wrongful foreclosures and bankruptcy proceedings (chapter 7 and 13), and represents Montanans in family law matters.

Education
University of Montana School of Law
J.D. / Law (2011)
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Honors: Graduated with Honors (Awarded to those graduating in the top 15 percent) Awarded the "Order of the Barrister" for demonstrated skills in appellate advocacy
Activities: 2010-2011: Moot Court, 1st Place Overall (Northwest Region); 1st Place Brief (Northwest Region) 2009-2011: Montana Law Review, Co-Articles Editor
Carroll College
B.A. / Political Science, History (2006)
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Honors: 2006: Talking Saints "Best Debate Team" 2006: National Parliamentary Debate Tournament, Tied for 17th 2005: National Parliamentary Debate Tournament, 3rd Place Squad
Activities: Debate
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP
- Current
I represent plaintiffs in insurance disputes, injury, discrimination cases, and wrongful foreclosures. I also represent debtors in chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies, and Montanans in family law matters.
Associate Attorney
Thueson Law Office
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I represent plaintiffs in various matters, including: - FELA claims; - General personal injury, including traumatic brain injuries; - Class actions; and - Insurance disputes. My representation included three trials and three appeals to the Montana Supreme Court.
Law Clerk to Justice Brian Morris
Montana Supreme Court
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I work closely with Justice Morris in researching and drafting opinions and dissents on various matters, including class actions, evidence, and covenants not to compete. I also drafted a bench memos for each oral argument.
Awards
Pro Bono Award
Lewis and Clark County Bar Association
My co-counsel and I were awarded for dedication to pro bono work, and specifically, for our success in a pro bono appeal that established the right to counsel for indigent parents whose rights were being terminated.
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Montana
National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
- Current
The National Trial Lawyers
- Current
Montana State Bar Association
- Current
Montana Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Montana
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Construction Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury
  • Employment Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP | Helena Attorneys
Contact & Map
Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, and Deola, PLLP
401 N. Last Chance Gulch St.
Helena, MT 59601
USA
Telephone: (406) 442-3261