Mark M. Kovacich

Mark M. Kovacich: Attorney with Kovacich Snipes, P.C.
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  • 725 Third Avenue North, P.O. Box 2325, Great Falls, MT 59724
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Biography

Mark Kovacich, a principal at Kovacich Snipes, P.C., has lived in Montana most of his life. He graduated from Colstrip High School in Colstrip, Montana, where he was named Valedictorian in 1991. Mark later attended college at Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte, Montana. He obtained a bachelor of science in environmental engineering, graduating with honors in 1996. In 1999, Mark graduated with honors from the University of Montana Law School. After finishing law school, Mark worked for the Crowley Law Firm in Billings, Montana, where he handled complex civil litigation, primarily in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. Mark accepted a position in his current firm in 2000. Since that time, his practice has focused entirely on representing plaintiffs in cases involving environmental litigation, toxic torts, personal injury, products liability, workers' compensation, and safe workplace litigation. Mark was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Montana Trial Lawyers Association in 2005, and received the association's Appellate Advocacy Award in 2008. Mark was consistently recognized as a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers dating back to 2008, and as a Super Lawyer since 2014. Mark has also been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America, and has achieved the highest possible peer review rating. In 2004, Mark served as trial counsel, along with his partners, Tom Lewis and David Slovak, in the case of Sunburst v. Texaco, which resulted in a record $41.2 million verdict. In 2012, Mark acted as a trial counsel in Livingston v. BNSF, ending with a $36 million settlement during the second week of trail. Mark and the other lawyers in the firm have successfully represented hundreds of plaintiffs in high profile cases, many of which are highlighted in the Verdicts, Judgments & Settlements link.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Environmental Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Workers Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-761-5595  Phone
406-761-5805  Fax
www.lsklaw.net
www.lsklaw.net/Attorneys/Mark-M-Kovacich.shtml
University Attended:
Montana Tech of The University of Montana, B.S., Environmental Engineering, with honors, 1996
Law School Attended:
The University of Montana, J.D., with honors, 1999
Year of First admission:
1999
Admission:
1999, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Memberships:
Cascade County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Montana; Montana Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; The American Trial Lawyers Association; Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Birth Information:
Falls Church, Virginia, June 9, 1973
Reported Cases:
Sunburst v. Texaco, 165 P.3d 1079 (Mont. 2007); Nelson v. Cenex, 181 P.3d 619 (Mont. 2008); Montana v. BNSF Ry. Co., 623 F.3rd 1312 (9th Cir. 2010); Gamble v. Sears, 160 P.3d 537 (Mont. 2007).
ISLN:
914789190
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (19 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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      4.8/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.6/5.0
    • Communication

      4.6/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.5/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 05/30/13 in Environmental Contamination

      Mark Kovacich is one of the most well respected and recognized legal advocates in Montana; his reputation is one of hard, honest, and successful representation of his client and their interests.

      Mark Kovacich is one of the most well respected and recognized legal advocates in Montana; his reputation is one of hard, honest, and successful representation of his client and their interests. Read less

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/19/13 in Plaintiffs Personal Injury

      Absolutely top notch Plaintiff's attorney for bid, difficult and complex cases. Honest, ethical and incredibly hard working.

      Absolutely top notch Plaintiff's attorney for bid, difficult and complex cases. Honest, ethical and incredibly hard working. Read less

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