Matthew (Matt) F. McLean

Matthew (Matt) F. McLean: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP


Matthew F. (Matt) McLean is a Partner in the Bozeman, Montana office and handles matters throughout Montana and Wyoming. Matt received his Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1995 and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming as well. Matt’s practice focuses on construction law and appellate practice. He has represented a variety of clients, including architects, engineers, owners, contractors, product manufacturers, and retailers in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings. Matt has experience representing parties in disputes arising out of a wide variety of public and private construction projects and has served as a mediator in construction disputes. Matt also has helped clients negotiate and draft contracts for a wide variety of construction projects, including multi-million dollar commercial construction projects, hospital construction projects, school construction projects, public works projects and large and small residential projects.

Honors & Awards

Order of the Coif
Phi Beta Kappa
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America for Litigation- Construction (2018 - present)

Community Involvement

Bozeman Blitzz U-12 Girls Assistant Coach, 2008-09
Bozeman Blitzz U-14 and U-16 Girls Team Administrato

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Defects
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiation
  • Lien and Bond Claims
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(406) 556-1430  Phone
406-556-1433  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10969, Bozeman, MT 59718
University Attended:
University of Wyoming, B.A., Psychology/Administration of Justice, with Honors, 1992
Law School Attended:
University of Wyoming College of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995, U.S District Court for Wyoming; 1995, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1996, U.S. District Court for Montana; 1995, U.S. District Court for Colorado; 2013, U.S. District Court for North Dakota; 2002, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1995, Colorado; 1996, Montana; 1995, Wyoming

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Montana
Montana Defense Trail Lawyers Association
Gallatin County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Defense Lawyers of Wyoming
Wyoming State Bar Association
Wyoming Trail Lawyers Association

Birth Information:
Denver, Colorado, January 5, 1970
Reported Cases:
Reported Decisions / Cases: Zirkelbach Construction, Inc. v. DOWL LLC d/b/a DOWL HKM, 402 P.3d 1244 (Mont. 2017); JEM Contracting, Inc. v. Morrison-Maierle, 318 P.3d 678 (Mont. 2014); Excel Const., Inc. v. HKM Engineering, Inc., 228 P.3d 40 (Wyo. 2010); Bunch v. Lancair Int'l, Inc. et al., 202 P.3d 784 (Mont. 2009); Anderson v. Two Dot Ranch, Inc., 49 P.3d 1001 (Wyo. 2002)
Payment Information:

    Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (14 reviews)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 06/12/13 in Construction Insurance Defense

      In addition to being an outstanding lawyer, Matt McLean is highly active in supporting the Bozeman schools in academics, athletics, and related activities. He is a great asset to and resource for the Greater Gallatin Valley Community. He is extreme... Read more

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      In addition to being an outstanding lawyer, Matt McLean is highly active in supporting the Bozeman schools in academics, athletics, and related activities. He is a great asset to and resource for the Greater Gallatin Valley Community. He is extremely generous with his time and support in various projects promoting the well-being of the general public. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 05/03/13 in Insurance

      clearly an AV lawyer

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