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Tom Hattersley

Tom Hattersley, a partner with the firm, advises and represents clients in litigation matters involving labor and employment law, worker safety and workplace tort claims, products liability, and insurance coverage and defense. Tom’s employment practice covers all aspects of employment law, including wrongful discharge, discrimination and civil rights claims, wage and hour law, safety compliance, and drug testing in the workplace. He has been practicing in the area of employment law for almost two decades and represents a variety of industrial and commercial employers.

Before opening Hattersley Law Firm, Tom was a partner at Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman. 

Tom is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts in Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Tom is a member of both the State Bar of Montana and the State Bar of California. He is an active member of both the Section of Labor and Employment Law, and Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Tom is a frequent lecturer before industrial and employer groups concerning employment, safety, and workplace tort issues.


Loyola University of Los Angeles, (cum laude), B.A., 1976

Loyola University of Los Angeles, J.D., 1981


Court Admissions:

Montana State District Court

Montana Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the District of Montana

Ninth Circuit Court

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

United States Supreme Court


Practice Areas:

Labor & Employment

Products Liability

Construction Law

Insurance Defense

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