Steven J. Lehman

Steven J. Lehman: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP

Biography

Steven (Steve) J. Lehman is Of Counsel in the Billings Litigation Department. His practice has consisted of all types of civil litigation with concentration in employment litigation in the areas of discrimination and wrongful discharge. He is also active in advising employers on union organizing attempts and employee relations including how to avoid wrongful discharge and discrimination claims. Mr. Lehman has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has been named one of Montana’s best labor and employment lawyers by Chambers and Partners, a Super Lawyer in the mountain states and the employment and labor lawyer of the year 2013 in Billings, Montana by Best Lawyers.

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers’ 2013 & 2015 Labor Law-Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor & Employment (2006-present)
Best Lawyers’ 2012 Litigation-Labor and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Chambers USA - Leading Lawyers in Labor & Employment
Mountain States Super Lawyers for Employment & Labor (2007-2012, 2014-2018)

Community Involvement

Ronald McDonald House Board of Directors

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Advice and representation in employment litigation
  • Including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
  • Development of drug testing policies and related advice
  • Employee discipline and termination advice
  • Employee screening, hiring practices and policies
  • Employment contract review and drafting
  • Employment policy development, including handbook drafting and review
  • Family and Medical Leave Act compliance
  • Independent contractor / employee classification
  • Labor & Employment
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Workplace safety / OSHA

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-255-7237  Phone
www.crowleyfleck.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2529, Billings, MT 59103
University Attended:
University of Wisconsin, B.A., with distinction, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Wisconsin, J.D., cum laude, 1978
Year of First admission:
1978
Admission:
1978, US District Court of Montana; 1978, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1978, Supreme Court of Montana
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

• State Bar of Montana
• Yellowstone Area Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
• Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Birth Information:
Madison, Wisconsin, June 8, 1950
Reported Cases:
Reported Decisions / Cases: Kukuchka v. Zeimet, 710 P. 2d 1361 (Mont. 1985); Lueck v. UPS, 851 P. 2d 1041 (Mont. 1993); Kenyon v. Stillwater County, 835 P. 2d 742 (Mont. 1992); Koepplin v. Zortman Mining, Inc., 881 P. 2d 1306 (Mont. 1944); Hollister v. Rosebud County, 22 F. 3d 950 (9th Cir. 1994); Mysse v. Martens, 926 P. 2d 765 (Mont. 1996); Clark v. Eagle Systems, Inc., 927 P. 2d 995 (Mont. 1996); Russell v. Masonic Home, 147 P. 3d 216 (Mont. 2006)
ISLN:
905538448

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (17 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.4/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 11/09/10 in Labor and Employment

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/28/10 in Employment Law

    I have known Steve for many years. Steve is one of the leading employment lawyers in Montana and I have the highest respect for his knowledge and skills.

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