Eli J. Patten

Eli J. Patten: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP
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  • 500 Transwestern II, 490 North 31st Street, Billings, MT 59103
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Eli Patten is a Partner in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, real estate transactions and litigation. Eli works extensively with local, state-wide and national lenders and creditors in a variety of matters including representation in bankruptcy, collection litigation, real and personal property foreclosures, and real property litigation.

Eli is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Montana and North Dakota, the Northern Cheyenne, Crow, Fort Belknap, Confederated Salish and Kootenai, Shoshone and Arapahoe, and the Chippewa Cree Tribal Courts.

Eli graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University, Washington, DC with a B.A. in Political Science and earned his Juris Doctorate at the University Of Montana School of Law.

Eli is committed to serving his community and profession. He has served as a delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, a district representative to the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division, served in a variety of capacities including chair of the Montana State Bar Bankruptcy Section and as the president of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association.

In his free time, Eli enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, golfing, fishing, watching his beloved Baltimore Orioles, and playing hockey.

Honors & Awards

Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013-2018)

Community Involvement

Billings Area Young Professionals
Magic City Adult Hockey
Leadership Billings (2013-2014)

Presentations & Publications

Co-Author, Providing Short-Term Access to Water for Energy and Mineral Development in the West, 59 RMMLF-INST 9-1 (2013).

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections
  • Personal Property Foreclosures, Claim and Delivery, Replevin, and Injunctive Remedies
  • Real Property Foreclosures & Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing
  • Condominium and Homeowners' Associations
  • Water Rights
  • Water Law
  • Water Right Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(406) 252-3441  Phone
406-259-4159  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2529, Billings, MT 59103
University Attended:
The George Washington University , Washington , DC, B.A. in Political Science, 2005
Law School Attended:
University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 2009
Year of First Admission:
2011, Crow Tribal Court; 2012, Shoshone & Arapahoe Tribal Court; 2009, U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 2010, Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court; 2012, Salish & Kootenai Tribal Court; 2012, Fort Belknap Tribal Court; 2009, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana; 2009, Montana; 2016, North Dakota

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana - Bankruptcy Section Counsel Member (2010-2012), Treasurer (2013), Chair (2013-2014)
Yellowstone Area Bar Association, Trustee (2012-2015); President-Elect (2015-2016); President (2016-2017)
State Bar of Montana - New Lawyers' Section, Trustee
American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division District Representative (2014-2015); Montana Young Lawyer Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates (2016-2017)

Birth Information:
Billings, Montana, 1982
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