Donald L. Harris

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Location:
Billings, Montana
Phone:
406-247-0591
800-724-9848
Fax:
406-294-2010
Email:

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Trial Board of Advocacy, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D.
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Honors: National Moot Court Team
    • Honors: Order of the Barristers Award
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Honors: High Honors
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • The Moral Guidepost: Professional Satisfaction in Practicing Law, Trial Trend, Summer, page 18, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, State Bar of Montana, 1990
  • Master Advocates Program Diploma, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1996
  • Insurance Counsel Trial Academy, International Association of Insurance Counsel, 1985
  • 2003 Courage Award, Civil Rights Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Montana
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers (Mountain Region)
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Yellowstone County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Montana, Member
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association CLE Committee, Member, 2002 - 2007
  • C.O.R. Enterprises Inc. (non-profit community corporation that provides training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities), Director
  • University of Montana Law School Clinical Board of Visitors, Member, 1995 - 1999
  • State Bar Legal Services to the Poor Committee, Chairman, 1987 - 1991
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army, Sergeant, 1975 - 1979
  • Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Dietrich, Associate, 1983 - 1989
  • Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Dietrich, Partner, 1989 - 2000
  • Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Dietrich, Litigation Department Chairman, 1997 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman, State Bar Legal Services to the Poor Committee, 1987 - 1991
  • Former Director, Montana Legal Services Corporation
  • Chairperson, Yellowstone Bar Association Mentoring Committee