The firm handles diverse litigation matters for insurance and business clients involving personal injury, property damage, construction, product liability, contract matters, and a wide range of employment disputes. The firm represents international, national, and local businesses in federal and state courts, and administrative forums. Insurance defense, including EPLI matters, is a core practice area at Hattersley Walter.
The firm represents employers of all sizes, including regular representation of large employers headquartered outside of Montana as well as local businesses in litigation matters. With offices in western and eastern Montana, the firm's statewide employment practice serves the needs of a diversified clientele including technology, hospitality, retail, hotels and resorts, hospitals and healthcare services industries, telecommunications, manufacturers, mining, energy and oil and gas, as well as agricultural, timber, and construction industries. The firm's practice covers all forums, including litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. The firm defends employers against claims such as wrongful discharge, discrimination, wage and hour violations, and independent contractor status. The firm also routinely advises employers in risk prevention and day-to-day management decisions including terminations, disciplinary matters, reviewing and drafting employment policies, and contract negotiations.