David F. Knobel

David F. Knobel: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP
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  • 500 Transwestern II, 490 North 31st Street, Billings, MT 59103
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David F. Knobel is an Associate in the Litigation Department in the firm’s Billings office. He works on all aspects of civil litigation in many areas of law. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he spent years representing individuals, businesses, banks, creditors, servicers, trusts, government sponsored enterprises, and others in pre-litigation negotiation and settlement as well as trial and appeal in both state and federal courts across the country. His experience encompasses everything from foreclosures and local code violations to insurance disputes, title insurance disputes, quiet title actions, nuisance claims, and bankruptcy disputes. He has defended innumerable lawsuits based upon the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and various state statutes and common law theories. David has also prepared formal responses on clients’ behalf to RESPA Qualified Written Requests, complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and complaints to state attorneys general.

David grew up in Manhattan, Montana, and is a fifth-generation Montanan. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science with high honors from the University of Montana, where he represented the university at the Model United Nations in New York City, studied abroad twice, interned for a U.S. Senator, and was actively involved in multiple organizations.

After graduation, David spent a year gaining experience in the business world by working in the network operations center of a communications firm in Bozeman, Montana before attending the University of Miami School of Law. There he served as staff editor on the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, won numerous academic awards, and was selected to participate in the competitive Miami-Zurich Exchange Seminar, which involved spending a week in Zurich, Switzerland presenting on international business law issues. He also served as a Writing Dean’s fellow his second and third year of law school, helping first year law students with legal writing.

When not practicing law, David enjoys spending time in the outdoors and traveling internationally.

Honors & Awards

Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award - Legal Communication and Research (2010)
Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award - Civil Procedure (2010)
Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award - Financial Accounting for Lawyers (2011)
Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award - Constitutional Law (2011)
Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award - Business Associations (2011)

Community Involvement

Crowley Fleck Pro Bono Family Mediation Project
Young Professionals of Wichita, Enhance Committee (2015-2016)
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake Team Member (2014 - 2016)
Pachyderm Club of Wichita (2013-2016)

Prior Experience (Employment)

2013-2016 - Associate Attorney, Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chtd. (Wichita, Kansas)
2009-2010 - Network Operations Support Technician, Cutthroat Communications (Bozeman, Montana)

Presentations & Publications

Presenter, An Introduction to the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Liability of Furnishers (2016)

Areas of Practice (35)

  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections
  • Personal Property Foreclosures, Claim and Delivery, Replevin, and Injunctive Remedies
  • Real Property Foreclosures & Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Energy & Minerals Projects & Transactions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Intellectual Property & Technology - Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment litigation, Wrongful Discharge and Discrimination Matters
  • Workers Compensation
  • Pro Bono
  • Real Estate
  • Access, Title and Property Disputes
  • Condominium and Homeowners' Associations
  • Tort Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Class action litigation
  • Common law bad faith
  • Coverage decisions
  • Insurance compliance
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Negligence
  • Payment of insurance benefits
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Professional negligence, including medical malpractice
  • Unfair Trade Practices Act

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2529, Billings, MT 59103
University Attended:
University of Montana, B.A., Political Science/International Relations, with high honors, 2009
Law School Attended:
University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Staff Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, 2013
Year of First admission:
2014, Kansas Bar; 2017, Montana Bar; 2014, Florida Bar; 2014, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 2015, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2015, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 2017, U.S. District Court, District of Montana

Professional Affiliations

Kansas Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association (2013-2016)
Florida Bar Association
Wichita Bar Association Young Lawyers Association (2013-2016)
Young Professionals of Wichita (2013-2016)

Reported Cases:
Reported Decisions / Cases: Galvin v. US Bank, N.A., 183 So. 3d 352 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015); Kareem v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 9:15-CV-80638, 2015 WL 7272765 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 18, 2015); Caplinger v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 8:14-CV-3214-T-35MAP, 2015 WL 12938920 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 29, 2015)

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