Member Profile: Ward (Mick) Taleff

Ward (Mick) Taleff
Taleff Law Office, P.C.
300 River Drive North Suite 5
Great Falls, MT 59401
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Tel: (406) 761-9400
Fax: (406) 761-9405
Website: www.talefflaw.com

MT Chapter: www.MontanaMediators.org

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Special Master

 

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

ADA Disability
Agricultural
Anti-Trust
Appellate
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Discrimination
Education
Employment
Engineering
Environmental
Family Businesses
Health Care
Industrial
Insurance
Labor/Unions
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Native American
Non-profit Organizations
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Police
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Public Policy
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Sports
Taxation
Title Disputes
Torts
Transportation
Trusts / Estates
Utilities
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

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.

EDUCATION:

  • 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)

Rates

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