David R. Paoli

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  • 257 West Front Street, Suite A, P.O. Box 8131, Missoula, MT 59802
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Law Clerk to Hon. Jack D. Shanstrom, U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1986-1988. Regent, Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education, 1985-1987. Member, Montana Human Rights Commission, 1988-1990. Chairman, United States Magistrate Judge Selection Committee, 1999-2009. Designated Legal Counsel, United Transportation Union. Special Assistant Attorney General, Montana. Lawyers Representative, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Adjunct Faculty, University of Montana School of Law, Products Liability. Best Lawyers in America. Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2011. AV Preeminent Rating, highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, 2001-Present.

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Truck Crashes
  • Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)
  • Railroad Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Civil Rights
  • Defective Medical Devices
  • Transportation
  • Motor Carrier Liability
  • Trucking Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-203-4179  Phone
406-542-3330  Phone
406-542-3332  Fax
University Attended:
University of Montana, B.A., with honors, 1983
Law School Attended:
University of Montana, J.D., with honors, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of Montana; Montana Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member, Board of Directors; President, 1999-2000); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) (Sustaining Member, Board of Governors); American Association for Justice (AAJ) (Sustaining Member); Federal Bar Association; Litigation Counsel of America.
Birth Information:
Boise, Idaho, July 20, 1960
Reported Cases:
Chapman v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., 7 F.Supp.2d 1123 (D. Mont. 1998); Lynch v. Reed, 944 P.2d 218 (Mont. 1997); Montana State Fund v. Workers Compensation Benefits of Noonkester, 2006 WL 2053118, 2006 MT 169 (Mont. Jul. 25, 2006); State ex rel. Bullock v. Philip Morris, Inc., 2009 MT 261, 352 Mont. 30, 217 P.3d 475; Modroo v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2008 MT 275, 345 Mont. 262, 191 P.3d 389; Schmidt v. Burlington Northern & Santa Fe R.R. Co., 605 F.3d 686 (9th Cir. 2010); Or. Granting Petr.'s Writ of Supervisory Control, State v. Mont. First Jud. Dist. Ct., 2011 MT, No. OP 11-0150 (Mont. May 25, 2011); American Zurich Ins. Co., Petitioner, v. Montana Thirteenth Judicial District Court, Yellowstone County and Hon. Gregory R. Todd, Respondents., 2012 MT 61; OP 11-0526.
Hobbies & interests:
Fly fishing, Hunting, Cooking
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