unique and personalized experience for our clients
BECAUSE WE ARE DIFFERENT.
Our law firm was founded out of our passionate desire to do "something different." To break the mold of traditional law firms. To create a unique and personalized experience for our clients. To bring not just our professional, but also our personal experiences, to the table. To be truly passionate about what we do.
Our passion is making a true and lasting difference in people's lives.
That is why we focus our practice in the areas of law that intimately impact your life.
Discrimination and Human Rights
Employer Misconduct and Wrongful Discharge
Sexual Abuse and Victim Rights
Child and Family Advocacy
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN "ON THE OTHER SIDE."
For years, our legal experience was built on representing businesses and insurance companies. In doing so, we gained invaluable insights into what motivates Defendants to settle and litigate claims. We learned how claims are evaluated and resolved by insurance companies and large businesses. We became intimately familiar with the "inner workings" of litigation from the Defendant's perspective.
This uniquely positions us to effectively handle your legal dispute.
We understand what strategies and motivations exist on "the other side" of your case.
Our decades of legal work also gives you, as our client, the benefit of our extensive complex civil litigation experience, both in federal and state courts, as well as in front of various administrative bureaus, including the EEOC and Montana Human Rights Bureau. We are skilled at settlement negotiations, and we understand how to prepare a case for trial. And, when the time comes, we understand how to "tell your story" to a Judge or Jury.
Good job Michele. You're a good attorney and a very nice and caring person. Thank you for what you did for Amy and I and the rest of the clinic in Scobey. Good luck with your new firm and stay safe in this crazy world. Kelly L.
WE LIVE BY IT.
BECAUSE OUR FOUNDING PHILOSOPHY IS PERSONAL.
Just like you are finding the courage to get the help you need, when we built this law firm, we found the courage to pursue what we are truly passionate about. To listen to our own "inner voice," which told us that we could best serve others who have personal experiences similar to our own. Not just as attorneys, but simply as humans, who together, can collectively overcome personal adversities. That is why we so passionately believe in and work hard to embody our philosophy.
Courage (Noun): the ability to do something that frightens one. ie. "she called on all her courage to face the ordeal"
Compassion (Noun): sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. ie. "the victims should be treated with compassion"
Commitment (Noun): the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity. ie. "the company's commitment to quality"
WE HAVE BEEN THERE.
BECAUSE WE BELIEVE NO ONE SHOULD EVER FEEL ALONE.
Feeling alone and powerless is one of the most frightening places a person can be in their lives.
This is not just a "cliche" to us. We have been there. Unsure of which direction to go. Feeling like our destiny was being directed by others, versus ourselves.
Here at Meridian Law, our representation of you is not just about the "legal nuances" of the problem you are facing. We want you to feel empowered at every step in our representation of you. While we cannot change the circumstances that bring you to us, we can change the feelings you may have surrounding them. We can help you regain control over what might feel like an impossible situation.
You don't have to feel alone. It is our commitment to you that, throughout the entire legal process, you will know you have someone standing firmly next to you. Guiding you as you walk an uncharted path. Helping you prepare for a better future.
HELPING OTHER PEOPLE IS PART OF OUR CHARACTER.
BECAUSE WE ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU WHENEVER YOU NEED US.
Legal problems do not always arise between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. In fact, many times, they do not. Our commitment to you is that we will be available for you, whenever you need it, regardless of the day of the week or hour of the day. If we cannot take your call or respond to your email immediately, our promise to you is that we WILL get back to you within that day. That is part of our unique commitment as a law firm.
Why do we make this promise? Because this is more than a business to us. Helping other people is part of our character. It is what drives us. We believe real meaning in this world is found in supporting others, in helping them feel less alone, in fighting problems together.
This is our way of giving back. We ourselves have been the recipient of kindness from others taking light night phone calls, sending a supportive message after-hours, responding to a concern on a weekend. We want you to feel that same support in your time of need. So, whether it is hire us, obtain a referral, check on the status of your case, talk through ideas you may have, or simply to vent and receive support, we will make it a priority to be there for you.
YOUR TRUST AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP
BECAUSE WE ARE MORE THAN YOUR LAWYER. WE ARE YOUR FRIEND.
Definition of Friend:
- A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
- A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
- One who supports or sympathizes with.
We are humbled to say that, in almost twenty years of providing legal services throughout the Big Sky State of Montana, many of our clients have become our friends. Why is this? We believe it is because they developed a unique trust, not just in our legal knowledge and skills, but in our shared sense of camaraderie, as we navigated difficult problems as a Team. They knew that they could reach out to us at anytime, for any reason, and we would do our absolute best to ease their worries. And, when they needed aggressive advocacy, we were prepared and ready to fight on their behalf.
We build our client relationships with the intent of knowing and sharing in your lives long after your legal dispute is resolved. This is the greatest gift we believe we can be given as your lawyers. Your trust and your friendship.
OUR EXPERIENCE IS YOUR ASSET.
BECAUSE OF OUR DECADES OF EXPERIENCE.
Meridian Law has decades of legal experience in civil litigation and legal advocacy matters. In the course of handling thousands of cases, we have learned:
- How to provide personalized, responsive, and thorough legal representation.
- When to litigate and when to compromise.
- How to effectively evaluate and plan case strategy.
- How to execute a detailed and comprehensive case plan.
- What working in an efficient and value-based manner for our clients really means.
- How being available, no matter the time of day or personal circumstance, matters to our clients.
- That through failing we learn the most, and what we have learned has only made us stronger and more capable.
- That regardless of the outcome of a matter, what truly defines our "success" or "failure" is whether we made our client's futures better.
Our Experience is your Asset.