Joe Seifert was born in Dillon, Montana in 1956. His family moved to Helena in 1960 where his father was a Main Street merchant for over 30 years. Joe attended Catholic grade school and graduated from Helena High School in 1974. He graduated from Carroll College in 1978 with a B.A. in political science. After high school graduation and before law school, Joe worked summers fighting forest fires and performing contract logging slash reduction for the State of Montana and a private timber company. In 1978, Joe worked for Senator Max Baucus. In 1979, he worked in the Montana Attorney General’s Office.
Joe attended the University of Montana School of Law, graduating (with honors) in 1982. While in law school, he served on the editorial board and was editor-in-chief of the Public Land Law Review. After law school, Joe returned to Helena and worked from 1982 to 1986 prosecuting felony criminal cases in the Lewis and Clark County Attorney’s Office. In 1986, he entered private practice where his work has emphasized trial work and appeals. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving insurance, defective products, discrimination, employment, and medical negligence. Joe has worked as a consulting and testifying expert in insurance bad faith litigation. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Joe has a broad interest in sports, exercise, and outdoor activities. He lives on a small wooded acreage south of Helena.