AttorneyBrent R. Cromley of counsel

Our philosophy is simple - to assure client satisfaction by providing the highest level of legal representation and service.

Brent is admitted to practice in Montana courts, federal district courts, the U. S. Circuit Courts for the Federal and Ninth Circuits, the U.S. Court of Claims, and the U.S. Supreme Court. His principal areas of practice are mediation, litigation and special projects.

Brent was born in Great Falls, Montana, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in mathematics. After serving two years with the Peace Corps in India, he returned to Montana to obtain his J.D. degree from the University of Montana.

Brent served in the Montana House of Representatives and the Montana Senate, and is currently on the City Council for the City of Billings. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Riverstone Health, the Yellowstone County Solid Waste Disposal Board, the Yellowstone Adult Resource Alliance, and the Billings Downtown Business Association. Brent is also active in Kiwanis and is a past president of the State Bar of Montana and the Yellowstone Area Bar Association.

Brent's wife, Dorothea, is a Professor of Music (piano) at MSU Billings. They have two sons, the oldest who is CTO, Zappos.com, and the other who is a novelist (The Last Good Halloween, 2013) and professor of English at Kennedy-King City College, Chicago. Brent's youngest is Taya Rose, Ph.D., a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Washington D.C.

Brent's primary claim to fame is being the only Montana attorney who is also a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He has returned to India on two occasions and was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Old Students Association in the village where he had taught, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Brent's hobbies are being the Dog Whisperer to his two dogs, magic, running and computing.

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • Montana Courts
  • State of Montana District Courts
  • State of Montana Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts, Montana
  • Ninth Circuit Appellate Courts
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • J.D., University of Montana, Honors, 1968
  • A.B, Mathematics, Dartmouth College, 1963

Awards And Honors

  • Mountain States Super Lawyer 2007-2011, General Litigation

Community And Professional Involvement

  • Board of Directors of Riverstone Health - Member
  • Chairman of the Yellowstone County Solid Waste Disposal Board
  • Active in Kiwanis

With broad industry knowledge and experience in a variety of practice areas, we offer solutions that address each client's particular needs and objectives.

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