Lisa A. Banick

Lisa A. Banick: Attorney with Avignone, Banick & Williams, PLLC


Named Montana Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year, 2007. Author: "State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims," Montana Chapter, Aspen Publishers, 2006; "Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law," Montana Chapter, Aspen Publishers, 2000; "State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing," Montana Chapter, Aspen Publishers, 1998. Co-author: New York Construction Law, Sheppards McGraw-Hill, 1992; "Alternative Dispute Resolution Forms," Construction Industry Forms, 1988.

Lisa Banick is a skillful and highly regarded attorney who has defended numerous individuals in major felony criminal cases. In 2008, Ms. Banick was named the Montana criminal defense lawyer of the year by the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Beyond her work in criminal defense matters, in the civil arena, Ms. Banick also has represented numerous clients in civil matters involving construction, real estate and general business law issues. She has extensive experience representing owners, contractors, developers, architects, and engineers in all stages of the construction process, including contract drafting and dispute resolution. She has lectured and written about a variety of construction law topics.

Ms. Banick lives and practices law in Bozeman, Montana with her law partner and husband, Al Avignone. Al and Lisa are avid alpine skiers and fly fishers. When they are not working, Al and Lisa usually can be found skiing the slopes of the local ski area, Bridger Bowl, or fishing one of the many blue ribbon trout streams located around Bozeman.

Areas of Practice (22)

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Business Organization
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Forgery
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Sexual Assault
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Assault and Battery
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Theft
  • Sex Crimes
  • Contracts

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.C.E., 1981
Law School Attended:
New York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1984
Year of First Admission:
1984, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1995, U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 1993, Montana; 1985, New York; 2008, U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Montana; New York City Bar; New Jersey State Bar Association; American Society of Civil Engineers.
Birth Information:
Somerville, New Jersey, May 13, 1959
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Bozeman, Montana

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