John R. Lee

John R. Lee: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Partner at Crowley Fleck PLLP (165 Attorneys)
  • 500 Transwestern II, 490 North 31st Street, Billings, MT 59103
    View John R. Lee's office location
  • Peer Reviews
    4.3/5.0 (4)
    Client Reviews
    No Reviews
  • Profile Visibility [ i ]


John R. Lee is a Partner in the Billings Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Department. His practice is concentrated on all aspects of oil and gas law, including title examination of federal, fee, state and Indian lands, division orders, formation of federal exploratory and enhanced recovery units, contract matters, and representing clients before state and federal regulatory agencies.

John received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif. John is a member and Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, a Regional Director of the American Association of Professional Landmen, and a Past President of the Montana Association of Professional Landmen. He is admitted to practice law in both Montana and North Dakota. John also serves on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Short Course, teaching the subject areas of unitization, communitization and operations.

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers’ 2016 Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law and Natural Resources Law (2003-present)
Chambers USA - Leading Lawyers in Natural Resources & Environment

Community Involvement

Board Member, Billings Amateur Hockey League
Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County

Presentations & Publications

Author: “Oil and Gas Operations and Environmental Regulations,” Montana Environmental Law Handbook (1992-1996); “Oil and Gas Title Due Diligence,” 2011 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Special Institute on Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Transactions
Co-Author: “Unitization and Communitization Issues”

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Renewable Energy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Lobbying, Regulatory and Administrative Affairs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Title Examination
  • Regulatory and Administrative Affairs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(406) 252-3441  Phone
406-256-8526  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2529, Billings, MT 59103
University Attended:
University of North Dakota, B.S., Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., with Distinction, Order of the Coif, 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989, Montana; 1990, North Dakota

Professional Affiliations

• Montana Association of Professional Landmen Past President
• Director, Region VII, American Association of Professional Landmen
• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Trustee
• State Bar of Montana

Birth Information:
Grand Forks, North Dakota, October 1, 1957
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    Client Reviews

    This attorney does not have client reviews.

    Documents (2)

    Documents by this lawyer on


    Lex Mundi

    Billings, Montana

    Contact John R. Lee

    Required Fields

    Required Fields

    By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the Terms of Use, Supplemental Terms and Privacy Policy. You also consent to be contacted at the phone number you provided, including by autodials, text messages and/or pre-recorded calls, from Martindale and its affiliates and from or on behalf of attorneys you request or contact through this site. Consent is not a condition of purchase.

    You should not send any sensitive or confidential information through this site. Emails sent through this site do not create an attorney-client relationship and may not be treated as privileged or confidential. The lawyer or law firm you are contacting is not required to, and may choose not to, accept you as a client. The Internet is not necessarily secure and emails sent though this site could be intercepted or read by third parties.