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Member Profile: Ward (Mick) Taleff

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Taleff Law Office, P.C.
300 River Drive North Suite 5
Great Falls, MT 59401
Email: Click for email

Tel: (406) 761-9400
Fax: (406) 761-9405

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Special Master


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Ward (Mick) Taleff has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementEducation
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design elementEngineering
design elementEnvironmental
design elementFamily Businesses
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design elementShareholder Disputes
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design elementTaxation
design elementTitle Disputes
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design elementUtilities
design elementWage & Hour/FMLA
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I have a general trial and transactional practice in state and federal courts. My primary emphasis has been on commercial, banking, bankruptcy, construction, probate and insurance related matters. My practice is varied, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. My clients include individuals, small and large businesses, various banks and the Great Falls International Airport Authority.

I also act as a mediator in various federal and state cases and matters. I am an appellate mediator for the Montana Supreme Court. I am also a Neutral Early Evaluator for the United States District Court for the District of Montana. I have acted as a mediator or arbitrator approximately 700 cases and presently conduct one to two mediations per week in addition to my active trial and office practice.


  • University of Utah, B.S. Political Science, 1973
  • University of Montana, J.D., 1973

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers: 2001 - present (State Committee Chair 2008 - 2010)
  • Member, Montana Supreme Court Commission on Practice (2007 - present; Chairman July 2013 - )
  • Visiting faculty member, University of San Francisco Law School Trial Advocacy Program (2003)
  • Faculty member, University of Montana School of Law Trial Advocacy Program (2004)
  • Presenter, MTLA Fall Conference, Mediation Seminar (2005)
  • Presenter, National Business Institute Seminar, Mediation techniques (2007)
  • Presenter, National Business Institute Seminar, Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases (2009)
  • Presenter, seminar for public entities regarding Uniform Commercial Code (2012)
  • Presenter, Montana Bankruptcy Section annual meeting, ethics panel (2012)
  • Director, Great Falls Public Schools Foundation Board (2011 - present)
  • Member, State Bar of Montana Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee (2004 - present)
  • Member, Cascade County Bar Association Lawyers Stress Committee (2003-present)
  • American Bar Association (1976 - present)
  • Montana Bar Association (1976 - present)
  • Federal Bar Association (2000 - present)


$255/hour + out of pocket costs for travel.
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