Trent M. Gardner

Trent M. Gardner: Attorney with Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes, P.C.

Biography

Trent is a Montana native, growing up in Kalispell. He moved to Bozeman to attend Montana State University in 1996, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business-Finance and a Minor in Economics. Trent attended law school at the University of Washington, graduating in 2004. During law school, Trent was active on the Moot Court Honor Board and was appointed to the Order of Barristers.
After law school, Trent returned to Montana and started practicing at Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes, where he has developed a broad practice representing both plaintiffs (often on a contingency-fee basis) and defendants in complex litigation matters. Trent has represented litigants in wide array of commercial matters, including real estate disputes, securities fraud (representing both plaintiffs and defendants), oil and gas disputes, corporate/shareholder disputes, and insurance coverage and bad faith. Trent has also developed an extensive bankruptcy practice focused primarily on recovery of assets for Trustees and protection of creditor’s rights.
Trent is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Montana, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Court of Federal Claims, and the Federal District Court of Puerto Rico. Trent has been selected as a Super Lawyer’s Rising Star in 2009, and 2011-2014, and is named to the Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Commercial Litigation.
Trent is married with three children.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • General Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-587-0618  Phone
www.goetzlawfirm.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6580, Bozeman, MT 59771-6580
University Attended:
Montana State University, B.S., 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Washington, J.D., 2004
Year of First admission:
2004
Admission:
2014, Federal District Court of Puerto Rico; 2014, Federal Court of Claims; 2004, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 2007, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Birth Information:
Kalispell, Montana, July 12, 1978
ISLN:
918124843

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (22 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

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/04/14 in Commercial Litigation

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 10/20/14 in Bankruptcy

    Outstanding attorney who works very diligently on the matters with which he is involved. He pays close attention to detail and understands the law and its application to facts in any given situation. He maintains the highest standard of ethics in al... Read more

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