David F. Knobel

David F. Knobel: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Associate at Crowley Fleck PLLP (165 Attorneys)
  • 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, but focuses on commercial, tort, and real estate litigation. He regularly represents insurance companies, banks, credit unions, businesses of all kinds, farmers, ranchers, and individuals in cases involving breaches of contract, real estate disputes, negligence and other torts, bad faith, corporate and shareholder disputes, and state and federal statutes and regulations.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, David 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. He has handled everything from foreclosures and local code violations to various 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 participated in 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 graduating from college, 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.

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)

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)

Presentations & Publications

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

Areas of Practice (36)

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

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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