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.