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Harman, Steven J.
550 North 31st Street Suite 250 Billings, MT
Phone: (406) 294-2000 / (866) 894-3762
Fax: (406) 294-2010
Website: http://www.hwhlawyers.com

SUMMARY

Current Employment Position(s)

Partner

Lawyer Overview

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Hospital, Doctor, PA and Nursing Errors
  • Nursing Home Errors
  • Birth Injuries
  • Surgical Errors
  • Misdiagnoses
  • Wrongful Death and Survivorship
  • Personal Injury
  • Auto Accidents
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Spinal and Head Injuries
  • Slip and Fall Injuries

Representative Clients

  • Persons Injured by Medical Malpractice
  • Unfair Insurance Practices and Claims of Serious Bodily Injury

West Practice Categories

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Bad Faith Insurance, Health & Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Property Damage -- Plaintiff, Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff, Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, Medical Products & Devices, Pharmaceutical Products, Professional Malpractice Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, 2002 - 2008
  • Montana Trial Lawyers, 2003 - 2008 (Member)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2000 - 2008 (Fellow)
  • American Board of Trial Lawyers, 1997 - 2008 (Member)
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1990 - 1991 (Lawyer Representative)
  • Montana Supreme Court Committee on Appellate Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1996 - 1997
  • Federal Bar Association, 2003 - 2005 (Secretary)
  • American Judicature Society, 2002 - 2005 (Member, Board of Directors)

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory "AV" Rating, 1995 - 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America: Trial Lawyer Listing, 2001 - 2005

Classes and Seminars

  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, Faculty of the University of Montana School of Law, 2001 - 2008
  • Presenter: A Trial Demonstration in an SUV Roll-Over Case, American Board of Trial Advocacy, 2002
  • Presenter: How to Deal With Difficult Lawyers, National Practice Institute, 2000
  • Presenter: Multi-Party Litigation, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, 1999
  • Demonstrator: Voir Dire, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Faculty of the University of Montana "Advanced Trial Advocacy Program" (one week), 2001 - 2008

Past Employment Positions

  • Buxbaum, Daue, Harman & Fitzpatrick, Partner, 2003 - 2004
  • Brown Law Firm, Partner, 1978 - 2002

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana, 1975
    J.D.
    Honors: Graduated With Honors

    Law Review: Montana Law Review, 1974 - 1975
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 1972
    B.S.
    Major: Mathematics
Articles

Published Works

  • An Insurer's Liability for the Tort of Bad Faith, Montana Law Review, Winter, 1981
  • Release Desk book, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, 1989
  • Montana Ultimate Trial Notebook - Voir Dire: The Beginning (Chapter), Montana Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998