Steven (Steve) R. Milch

Steven (Steve) R. Milch: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP

Biography

Steven (Steve) R. Milch is a Partner in the Litigation Department and practices in the Billings office. He joined the firm in 1989 after serving as a law clerk for the Hon. J. Blaine Anderson and the Hon. Stephen S. Trott, both of whom were judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Steve’s litigation practice encompasses a wide range of civil litigation in both the trial and appellate areas, including civil rights, class action, ERISA litigation, and Indian law matters. Examples of representative cases which he has handled include the following:

AT&T Corporation v. Jackson Utilities, LLC, 725 Fed.Appx. 584 (9th Cir. 2018)
Reed v. Lieurance, 863 F.3d 1196 (9th Cir. 2017)
Montana Health Network, Inc. v. Great Falls Orthopedic Associates, 379 Mont. 513, 353 P.3d 483 (2015)
Sheridan Elec. Co-op, Inc. v. Montana-Dakota Utilities, 377 Mont. 296, 340 P.3d 529 (2014)
Frontline Processing Corp. v. Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg LLP, 571 Fed.Appx. 586, 2014 WL 1664296 (9th Cir. 2014)
Peterson v. Time Ins. Co., 562 Fed.Appx. 566, 2014 WL 962015 (9th Cir. 2014)
Conway v. Benefis Health System, Inc., 369 Mont. 309, 297 P.3d 1200 (2013)
Peterson v. Time Ins. Co., 2012 WL 1755166 (D.Mont. 2012), aff’d, 562 Fed. Appx. 566 (9th Cir. 2014)
Gatlin-Johnson ex rel. Gatlin v. City of Miles City, 367 Mont. 414, 291 P.3d 1129 (2012)
Goolsby v. Raney, 483 Fed.Appx. 326, 2012 WL 1831161 (9th Cir. 2012)
Slack v. Landmark Co., 362 Mont. 514, 267 P.3d 6 (2011)
In re Gallatin County, 450 Fed.Appx. 624, 2011 WL 4351620 (9th Cir. 2011)
Josephs ex rel. Estate of Leibrock-Josephs v. Gallatin County, 385 Fed.Appx. 671, 2010 WL 2617805 (9th Cir. 2010)
Paull v. Park County, 352 Mont. 465, 218 P.3d 1198 (2009)
Gonzales v. City of Bozeman, 352 Mont. 145, 217 P.3d 487 (2009)
Park County Concerned Citizens v. DePuy, 344 Mont. 504, 190 P.3d 293 (2008)
Silvestrone v. Park County, 339 Mont. 299, 170 P.3d 950 (2007)
Essex Ins. Co. v. Moose’s Saloon, Inc., 338 Mont. 423, 166 P.3d 451 (2007)
In re Blatter, 241 Fed.Appx. 371, 2007 WL 1991148 (9th Cir. 2007)
Nickel v. Woods, 229 Fed.Appx. 432, 2007 WL 954329 (9th Cir. 2007)
Eklund v. Trost, 335 Mont. 112, 151 P.3d 870 (2006)
Lee v. Musselshell County, 320 Mont. 294, 87 P.3d 423 (2004)
Dorwart v. Caraway, 312 Mont. 1, 58 P.3d 128 (2002)
Shepherd v. Carbon County Bd. of Comm’rs, 309 Mont. 391, 46 P.3d 634 (2002)
Trochmann v. County of Musselshell, 7 Fed. Appx. 630, 2001 WL 291158 (9th Cir. 2001)
Lopez v. Musselshell County, 300 Mont. 544, 8 P.3d 123 (2000)
Bedrejo v. Triple E Canada, Ltd., 295 Mont. 430, 984 P.2d 739 (1999)
Dorwart v. Caraway, 290 Mont. 196, 966 P.2d 1121 (1998)
Shields v. Helena School Dist. No. 1, 284 Mont. 138, 943 P. 2d 999 (1997)
Montana Metal Bldgs., Inc. v. Shapiro, 283 Mont. 471, 942 P.2d 694 (1997)
Gandy v. Eschler, 261 Mont. 355, 862 P.2d 1116 (1993)
Eschler v. Eschler, 257 Mont. 360, 849 P.2d 196 (1993)
Anderson v. Merit Systems Protection Bd., 12 F.3d 1069, 1993 WL 517357 (Fed.Cir. 1993)
U.S. v. Juvenile Male, 930 F.2d 727, 1991 WL 51331 (9th Cir. 1991)

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Practice and Civil Rights Law (2008 - present)
Mountain States Super Lawyers (2016-2018)

Areas of Practice (13)

  • Business Organizations
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employee Benefits, ERISA & Executive Compensation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Indian Law
  • Tort Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Unfair Trade Practices Act

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(406) 252-3441  Phone
www.crowleyfleck.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2529, Billings, MT 59103
University Attended:
Montana State University, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
University of Idaho, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
1990, Fort Peck Tribal Court; 1987, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1990, Crow Tribal Court; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court; 1992, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; 1987, Idaho; 1989, Montana
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

• American Bar Association (Litigation Appellate Practice Committee)
• Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association
• Yellowstone Area Bar Association
• Defense Research Institute (DRI)
• ABA, Civil Rights Litigation Committee
• State Bar of Montana

Birth Information:
Great Falls, Montana, May 25, 1957
Reported Cases:
Reported Decisions / Cases: AT&T Corporation v. Jackson Utilities, LLC, 725 Fed.Appx. 584 (9th Cir. 2018)Reed v. Lieurance, 863 F.3d 1196 (9th Cir. 2017); Montana Health Network, Inc. v. Great Falls Orthopedic Associates, 379 Mont. 513, 353 P.3d 483 (2015); Sheridan Elec. Co-op, Inc. v. Montana-Dakota Utilities, 377 Mont. 296, 340 P.3d 529 (2014); Frontline Processing Corp. v. Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum Perlman & Nagelberg LLP, 571 Fed.Appx. 586, 2014 WL 1664296 (9th Cir. 2014); Peterson v. Time Ins. Co., 562 Fed.Appx. 566, 2014 WL 962015 (9th Cir. 2014); Conway v. Benefis Health System, Inc., 369 Mont. 309, 297 P.3d 1200 (2013); Peterson v. Time Ins. Co., 2012 WL 1755166 (D.Mont. 2012), aff'd, 562 Fed. Appx. 566 (9th Cir. 2014); Gatlin-Johnson ex rel. Gatlin v. City of Miles City, 367 Mont. 414, 291 P.3d 1129 (2012); Goolsby v. Raney, 483 Fed.Appx. 326, 2012 WL 1831161 (9th Cir. 2012); Slack v. Landmark Co., 362 Mont. 514, 267 P.3d 6 (2011); In re Gallatin County, 450 Fed.Appx. 624, 2011 WL 4351620 (9th Cir. 2011); Josephs ex rel. Estate of Leibrock-Josephs v. Gallatin County, 385 Fed.Appx. 671, 2010 WL 2617805 (9th Cir. 2010); Paull v. Park County, 352 Mont. 465, 218 P.3d 1198 (2009); Gonzales v. City of Bozeman, 352 Mont. 145, 217 P.3d 487 (2009); Park County Concerned Citizens v. DePuy, 344 Mont. 504, 190 P.3d 293 (2008); Silvestrone v. Park County, 339 Mont. 299, 170 P.3d 950 (2007); Essex Ins. Co. v. Moose's Saloon, Inc., 338 Mont. 423, 166 P.3d 451 (2007); In re Blatter, 241 Fed.Appx. 371, 2007 WL 1991148 (9th Cir. 2007); Nickel v. Woods, 229 Fed.Appx. 432, 2007 WL 954329 (9th Cir. 2007); Eklund v. Trost, 335 Mont. 112, 151 P.3d 870 (2006); Lee v. Musselshell County, 320 Mont. 294, 87 P.3d 423 (2004); Dorwart v. Caraway, 312 Mont. 1, 58 P.3d 128 (2002); Shepherd v. Carbon County Bd. of Comm'rs, 309 Mont. 391, 46 P.3d 634 (2002); Trochmann v. County of Musselshell, 7 Fed. Appx. 630, 2001 WL 291158 (9th Cir. 2001); Lopez v. Musselshell County, 300 Mont. 544, 8 P.3d 123 (2000); Bedrejo v. Triple E Canada, Ltd., 295 Mont. 430, 984 P.2d 739 (1999); Dorwart v. Caraway, 290 Mont. 196, 966 P.2d 1121 (1998); Shields v. Helena School Dist. No. 1, 284 Mont. 138, 943 P. 2d 999 (1997); Montana Metal Bldgs., Inc. v. Shapiro, 283 Mont. 471, 942 P.2d 694 (1997); Gandy v. Eschler, 261 Mont. 355, 862 P.2d 1116 (1993); Eschler v. Eschler, 257 Mont. 360, 849 P.2d 196 (1993); Anderson v. Merit Systems Protection Bd., 12 F.3d 1069, 1993 WL 517357 (Fed.Cir. 1993); U.S. v. Juvenile Male, 930 F.2d 727, 1991 WL 51331 (9th Cir. 1991)
ISLN:
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.1/5.0 (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

    4.2/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.1/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.1/5.0
  • Communication

    3.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.2/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 06/18/12 in Civil Rights

    I've been on the opposite side of civil rights lawsuits many times with Steve & found that he has very good legal ability. He formelly clerked with the 9th circuit, not an easy position to be selected there.

    I've been on the opposite side of civil rights lawsuits many times with Steve & found that he has very good legal ability. He formelly clerked with the 9th circuit, not an easy position to be selected there. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 06/18/12 in Government

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