Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson & Deola, PLLP

Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson, & Deola, PLLP is an AV rated civil firm composed of public interest trial lawyers. We fight for our clients in cases that help make Montana safer and fairer for everyone. Our cases have recovered millions of dollars for individuals and businesses in this state while shaping the law in important ways. We believe insurance companies, banks and investment companies should treat people fairly. We believe those who are wrongfully injured should be fully compensated. We believe that workers should be treated fairly too, products should be safe, government should be open, and our natural resources should be treated with care and respect. We believe that constitutional rights deserve protection and that the quality of your lawyer should not depend on the size of your bank account.

Statewide practice . . . Hometown touch


Estate of Gleason, et al. v. Central United Life Insurance Company, et al.
Adopted the notice prejudice rule in Montana for all first party insurance; insurers cannot deny claims for being late unless late filing caused prejudice.

Baird v. Norwest Bank
Established that the Montana Consumer Protection Act applies against banking abuses.

Coutts v. McCullouch
Successfully defended I-164, the initiative banning excessive interest charged by pay-day lenders.

Ridley v. Guaranty National Insurance Company
Required insurers to pay on-going medical costs of injured people when liability is clear.

State v. Phillip Morris et al
The tobacco case. Largest settlement ever in Montana.

Weeks v. State of Montana
Largest pre-trial settlement against the state of Montana.

Stormont v. National Fire Union Insurance Co. of Pittsburg
Largest Unfair Insurance Claims Settlement Practices verdict in Montana.
McCall v. Bonneville Power Administration
Established that the United States government has a non-delegable duty to provide a safe workplace.

Established that the right to a clean and healthful environment is a fundamental right for all Montanans.

North 93 Neighbors v. Flathead County and Citizens for Responsible Development
Defined environmental review required by local governments in land use decisions.

Clark Fork Coalition v. DEQ
Established that state agencies must take a hard look at environmental impacts of their actions.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle v. City of Bozeman
Affirming the public’s right to know about misconduct by law enforcement.

Swingley, et. al. v. Montana Highway Patrol
$7,650,000 settlement of class action for overtime pay on behalf of Highway Patrol officers.

Jaksha v. Butte-Silver Bow County
Established that the maximum hiring age requirement for firefighters was unconstitutional.

Tracy v. City of Missoula
Established the broad protections of the Montana reporters’ shield privilege.

Walker vs. Solomon Smith Barney
Largest individual employment arbitration award obtained by a Montana lawyer ($1.8 million).

Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson & Deola, PLLP 401 N. Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 59601

Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson & Deola, PLLP
401 N. Last Chance Gulch
Helena , MT 59601

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 557
Helena , MT 59601

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