David L. Johnson

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  • Senior Counsel at Crowley Fleck PLLP (165 Attorneys)
  • 500 Transwestern II, 490 North 31st Street, Billings, MT 59103
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David L. Johnson joined the firm's Commercial and Tax Department in 1964 and has concentrated his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and gift tax, probate, trust and estate administration, charitable giving and is nationally recognized in those areas. He is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (from 1991 to 1996, the Montana Chairman of that professional organization of trust and estate lawyers.)

Dave is a frequent speaker on estate and tax planning at legal seminars in Montana and in other states. He is the author of articles on post-mortem tax and estate planning and was a member of the board of editors of the Journal of Agricultural Taxation & Law. From 1985 through 1990, he chaired the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section's Committee on Post-Mortem Tax Problems, and also chaired its Committee on Estate Planning and Estate Administration for Farmers and Ranchers. Dave obtained his legal education at the Ohio State University College of Law, graduating summa cum laude. At Ohio State he was an Associate Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. Prior to law school he received his Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in accounting.

Awards and Honors
•Friend of The Billings Clinic
•United Way Citizen of the Year
•Mountain States Super Lawyers (2008, 2010)
•AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Community and Professional Involvement
•YWCA of Billings Endowment Foundation (Past President and Board Member)
•Montana State Library Commission
•Billings Public Library Foundation
•United Way of Yellowstone County
•Yellowstone Art Museum

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Montana Chair, 1991-1996; Montana State Laws Coordinator, 1991-2002); American College of Tax Counsel.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Taxation
  • Wealth Transfer Taxes
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Charitable Giving
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
  • Tax Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(406) 252-3441  Phone
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2529, Billings, MT 59103
University Attended:
University of Cincinnati, B.B.A., 1961
Law School Attended:
Ohio State University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1964
Year of First Admission:
1964, Montana

Professional Affiliations

• State Bar of Montana
• fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
• (ACTEC), Past Montana Chair
• Past fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
• Past President, Yellowstone Valley Estate Planning Council

Birth Information:
Dayton, Ohio, October 18, 1937

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