Robert K. Baldwin

Robert K. Baldwin: Attorney with Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes, P.C.

Biography

Bob grew up in New York, northern Vermont, and Tennessee,before heading west. He spent three years practicing at a large law firm in Phoenix, Arizona before joining the firm which is now known as Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes P.C. in 1990.His practice consists overwhelmingly of litigation and trial practice, representing both plaintiffs (often on a contingency fee basis) and defendants in complex commercial, business tort, corporate/shareholder disputes and insurance cases. He also represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases. In the past few years, Bob has obtained several verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million against various defendants, including the Spanish Peaks Resort in Big Sky, Montana and the founder of the Yellowstone Club. Bob also obtained a $3.8 million jury verdict in a defamation case against a Kalispell radio station. Other typical cases include disputes over real property contracts, real estate development rights, and insurance coverage/bad faith cases.


Bob is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Montana and Arizona (inactive), as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.


REPRESENTATIVE TRIAL EXPERIENCE:


Waddell v. Allstate, United States District Court, District of Montana, 7 day jury trial in May of 2002. Breach of insurance contract/coverage case. Result: Jury finding of coverage in favor of our clients.


Erdall v. Singleton, Montana Fifth Judicial District Court, 1 week jury trial in February of 2004. Assault. Result: $75,000 verdict in favor of our client and award of punitive damages.


Ashley v. Horn, United States District Court, District of Montana, Breach of contract involving real estate. Result: verdict of approximately $300,000 in favor of our client.


West v. The Club at Spanish Peaks, LLC, Montana Eighteenth Judicial District Court, 2 week jury trial in October of 2006. Breach of contract, statutory claims, breach of fiduciary duty, etc. Result: $734,000 jury verdict for our client, and additional damages and attorney fees bringing total judgment affirmed on appeal to approximately $1.25 million.


Gardner v. Stokes, Montana Eleventh Judicial District Court, 3 day jury trial in September of 2008. Result: $3.8 million verdict for our clients.

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Litigation
  • Trial Practice
  • General Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Personal Injury (Plaintiffs)
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406/587-0618  Phone
www.goetzlawfirm.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6580, Bozeman, MT 59771-6580
University Attended:
Abilene Christian University, B.A., 1984
Law School Attended:
Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1987
Year of First admission:
1987
Admission:
2000, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; 1987, Arizona and U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 2010, U.S. D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; 1990, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
State Bar of Montana; State Bar of Arizona (inactive); American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Montana Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
Smithtown, New York, December 31, 1961
ISLN:
909286505

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 (21 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

    4.9/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.9/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 05/13/13 in Bankruptcy Litigation

    Mr. Baldwin demonstrates excellent legal knowledge, analytical capabilities and judgment in his practice. His experience and ability to communicate with others is also outstanding. His courtroom demeanor and skills are also excellent.

    Mr. Baldwin demonstrates excellent legal knowledge, analytical capabilities and judgment in his practice. His experience and ability to communicate with others is also outstanding. His courtroom demeanor and skills are also excellent. Read less

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  • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/07/13 in Civil Litigation

    Bob is an incredibly conscientious and hard working lawyer. I am general counsel of my law firm and Bob has represented our firm in litigation for the last 2 years. As a litigator, I have pretty strong opinions about how certain matters should be... Read more

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    Bob is an incredibly conscientious and hard working lawyer. I am general counsel of my law firm and Bob has represented our firm in litigation for the last 2 years. As a litigator, I have pretty strong opinions about how certain matters should be argued, and I have not always agreed with Bob, but I always have confidence that I am being well represented Read less

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