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Practice Areas

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Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death 


Each year, millions of people in the United States are injured or lose their life in accidents. Many of these accidents are unfortunately caused by the preventable carelessness or even malicious intent of others. The law protects those harmed by negligent parties and allows the injured to seek compensation for their suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident resulting from negligence or intentional harm, you may be entitled to receive just compensation for your physical and psychological injuries.

Business Consultation

Thiel Law Office Offers knowledgeable practical planning and assistance to small businesses in Montana, including business organization set-up, organization selection, formation, registration and consultation regarding all common business planning needs.  We take a preventative law approach and consult with small business owners to help them stay in compliance with laws and regulations.


Labor Law


Involves the practice of Law under the National Labor Relations Act or the Montana Public Employee Collective Bargaining Act and other federal laws.  These Acts provide workers the right to form and join a union and collectively bargain and enforce their rights.

In these instances, Thiel Law Office represents the union side.  We have  extensive experience handling union side labor relations including organizing, contract negotiation, grievance handling, arbitration, unfair labor practices and litigation.


Insurance Bad Faith​


Involves helping consumers enforce the rights to the compensation and benefits they are due  when insurance companies refuse to honor their commitments to the premium payers and insured individuals.  Thiel Law Office has extensive experience representing claimants recover damages when they were denied benefits in the context of Disability, Life and Liability insurance and Workers Compensation insurance. 

Probate, Estate Administration and Litigation


When a loved one passes away, his or her estate often goes through a court-managed process called probate or estate administration where the assets of the deceased are managed and distributed.  If the assets of the deceased were owned through a well drafted and properly funded living trust, it is likely that no court-managed administration is necessary, though the successor trustee needs to administer the distribution of the deceased's assets. 


Thiel Law Office has significant experience in routine and complex probates and provides services at very competitive rates.

Sexual Abuse
Estate Planning


Most people know about wills and their basic purpose – to ensure that one’s hard earned assets go to their family or chosen beneficiaries when they pass away. However, wills can be used for a lot more than simply directing who receives a person’s assets.

While wills can serve as a powerful estate planning tool, they are only effective if they are properly drafted to suit the needs of each individual.  An estate planning attorney can review all your options and establish a will and related documents in a manner that ensures your wishes will be honored.


Estate Planning is also used to make sure all of the Client's needs are planned for including Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Directives, Guardianship Directives and Living Wills, and trusts.


Thiel Law Office provides in-depth consultations and all documents for a reasonable flat fee.

Employment Law


The workplace in the United States has become increasingly regulated. Federal and state statutes, such as the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, have set forth strict guidelines on employment procedures which impact both employers and employees. With the web of federal, state and local regulations becoming more complex, it is important that you consult an experienced employment lawyer regarding all workplace-related issues.



Government Relations

​Thiel Law Office has significant experience working as both lobbyist and member of public boards, as well as representing clients before governmental agencies, including Fish Wildlife and Parks, The Department of Health and Human Services, United States Forest Service, and Department of Labor. 

Guardian and Conservatorship


For some members of our society, legal protection may be necessary even after they have entered adulthood.  These individuals may have been injured in an accident, continue to suffer from an incapacitating physical illness or psychological disorder, or have some other condition that prevents them from caring for themselves. In these cases, a guardianship or conservatorship may be established to help care for the person.

Thiel Law Office has extensive experience representing employee claimants regarding sexual harassment in the workplace and  individual claimants who were abused as children when participating in activities sponsored by organizations such as Scouting or church activities.  We have assisted numerous claimants in recovering compensation as a result of their abuse in both Agency, State and Federal Court settings.

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