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William T. Wagner, Mediator, Missoula, Montana.

William T. Wagner

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Wagner Mediation Services
5784 Prospect Drive
PO Box 194
Missoula, MT 59808
Tel: (406) 370-9247
Cell: (406) 370-9247
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Bill entered private practice with the Billings, Montana firm of Hibbs, Sweeney & Colberg in 1974. He returned to his hometown and practiced as a partner with Green, MacDonald, Wagner & Kirscher until joining Garlington, Lohn & Robinson on October 1, 1983. Bill's litigation and transactional career focused on real estate, business, probate, family law and mediations.  Bill retired from the Garlington firm at the end of 2021 and formed Wagner Mediation Services. 

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Mining
  • Partnerships
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes


  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, B.B.A. (accounting), 1971.
  • University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1974; member, Order of Barristers (Moot Court); business manager, Montana Law Review, 1973-1974.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Montana
  • Recipient, 2010 State Bar of Montana George L. Bousliman Professionalism Award
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, UM School of Law Clinical Board of Visitors
  • AV Preeminent rating, LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers (real estate)
  • America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA (real estate, since 2003)
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Director and past president, Missoula Children’s Theatre

Rates Information

$325 per hour

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