Geoffrey R. Keller

Geoffrey R. Keller: Attorney with Matovich, Keller & Murphy, P.C.

Biography



Geoff Keller is a native Montanan raised in the northwestern mountains and streams of Kalispell. He obtained a B.A. degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and his J.D. degree from the University of Montana in Missoula. Geoff clerked for the Montana Workers’ Compensation Court in Helena before entering private practice as a lawyer in Billings in 1984. In 1986, he joined Carey Matovich to form the present law firm of Matovich, Keller & Murphy.


As a lawyer in Billings, Montana, Geoff maintains primarily an insurance defense practice, representing casualty insureds and insurers, workers’ compensation insurers/employers, insurers in unfair trade practices claims, commercial litigants, and veterinarians regarding E/O claims. Geoff has been lead attorney in unfair trade practices, casualty, product liability, and veterinary malpractice claims in state, federal and tribal courts, and enjoys a state-wide practice. He has also testified as an expert witness in workers’ compensation claims-handling matters.


Geoff holds an AV-preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell in the separate areas of Litigation, Insurance and Workers’ Compensation, and has been selected for inclusion in the Mountain States Super Lawyers. He is a member of the Montana Bar Association, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and American Veterinary Medical Law Association. Geoff is admitted to practice in all Montana state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


When not practicing law, Geoff rafts nearby white waters, fly fishes Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness, and skis various Rocky Mountain resorts.


Co-Author: "Worker's Compensation in Montana," NBI, 1989; "The New Workers Compensation Act," Montana Lawyer, 1989; "Advanced Workers' Compensation in Montana," NBI, 1990; "Montana Labor and Employment Law," NBI, 1992; "Workers' Compensation in Montana," Lorman Education Services, 1993. Law Clerk, Montana Workers Compensation Court 1983-1984. Speaker, Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation, 1991.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Casualty Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • Veterinary Malpractice Defense
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-545-0183  Phone
406-252-4613  Fax
www.mkmfirm.com
University Attended:
Middlebury College, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Montana, J.D., 1983
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2003, U.S. Supreme Court; 1983, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Memberships:
Yellowstone County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Montana; Montana Defense Trial Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Kalispell, Montana, 1957
ISLN:
905965602
Payment Information:
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (34 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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      4.8/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.7/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.6/5.0
    • Communication

      4.6/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.8/5.0

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