Maxon R. Davis

Maxon R. Davis: Attorney with Davis, Hatley, Haffeman & Tighe, P.C.


Max Davis is the senior member of Davis, Hatley, Haffeman, & Tighe, PC. Mr. Davis focuses his practice on a wide spectrum of civil litigation, primarily for defendants, including professional and products liability defense, employment claims, environmental and toxic torts, commercial and business disputes, as well as the defense of insureds, self-insureds and insurers. Mr. Davis serves as the State of Montana's primary outside counsel in the defense of tort claims filed in central Montana. He has tried over 75 cases to verdict in federal and state courts throughout Montana and has argued appeals before the Montana Supreme Court, the Blackfeet Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. According to Chambers USA, Mr. Davis “is recommended for ‘his practical approach to cases and efficiency and effectiveness in court.’” He is also named as a Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 15 years and in Rocky Mountain Super Lawyers every year of its publication. In 2006, he served as a faculty member at the IADC's Trial Academy at Stanford University.
Mr. Davis also devotes significant time to an active transactional and business consulting practice. He serves as counsel to the Diocese of Great Falls, the Montana Electric Cooperatives Association and numerous electric cooperatives throughout the state.
Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation; Rocky Mountain Super Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Product Liability Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Health Care
  • Cooperative and Business Law
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-564-1026  Phone
406-761-4126  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2103, Great Falls, MT 59401
University Attended:
Wesleyan University; University of California at Berkeley, A.B., 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Montana, J.D., with high honors, 1976
Year of First Admission:
1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; 1983, Blackfeet Tribal Court; 1976, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court
Cascade County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Montana; Electric Cooperative Bar Association; International Association of Defense Counsel; National Diocesan Attorneys Association; Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate).
Birth Information:
November 25, 1950
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    Peer Reviews

    • 4.9/5.0 (3 reviews)
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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/03/14 in Defense Litigation

      Max is one of the finest trial lawyers in the State of Montana. He is very ethical and has seen and done so much. I respect him very much and his reputation is as good as they come.

      Max is one of the finest trial lawyers in the State of Montana. He is very ethical and has seen and done so much. I respect him very much and his reputation is as good as they come. Read less

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    • 4.8/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 06/02/14 in Civil Litigation

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