AttorneyGerald B. Murphy of counsel

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Jerry Murphy is Of Counsel with Moulton Bellingham. Jerry's practice areas are primarily civil litigation including products liability law, aviation law, commercial and banking law, and insurance defense. He practices in Montana and surrounding States, both in state and federal courts.

Jerry was born in Missoula, Montana, on August 19, 1945. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Montana in 1968. He served in the military during the Viet Nam war as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army. Upon return to Montana, Jerry attended law school and received his J.D. degree from the University of Montana School of Law in 1974. Upon the basis of academic ranking he was chosen Associate Editor of the Montana Law Review.

Jerry has had a distinguished and active practice. He has served on the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Panel for the District of Montana and now handles litigation throughout Montana. He was selected to be included in the publications, The Best Lawyers in America and in Mountain States Super Lawyers.

Jerry was elected to, and served on, the Billings School District Board of Trustees. Jerry is on the National Advisory Board for Rocky Mountain College and on the Board of Visitors for the University of Montana School of Law. He was recently selected to serve on the board of the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association. He has previously served on the boards of American Legion Baseball, the United Way, and the Charles M. Bair Foundation.

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • J.D., University of Montana, 1974
  • B.A., University of Montana, 1968

Awards And Honors

  • "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation -- Banking and Finance, Best Lawyers 2012
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2007-2011 Mountain State Super Lawyer, Personal Injury Defense: Products, Business Litigation, Aviation
  • Member, Order of Barristers
  • Associate Editor, Montana Law Review, 1973-1974, National Moot Court Team
  • Member, U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee Panel, District of Montana, 1979
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized for inclusion in Benchmark Litigation, 2011, The Definitive Guide to America''s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys

Community And Professional Involvement

  • Member, School District 2 Board of Trustees, 1983-1986

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