Paul N. Tranel

Paul N. Tranel: Attorney with Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette & Tranel, P.C.

Biography

Paul was born in Sheridan, Wyoming and was raised on a ranch outside of Billings, Montana. He attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and the Gonzaga-in-Florence program in Florence, Italy, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1991. Paul then attended the University Of Montana School Of Law, graduating in 1995.

Paul started his law career at Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind, in 1995. He worked in the areas of railroad defense, personal injury and general civil litigation. In 2004, Paul joined Phillips & Bohyer and in 2008 he became a shareholder in the current firm Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette & Tranel, P.C. Paul’s primary areas of practice include insurance coverage law, insurance defense, personal injury defense, products liability litigation and employment-related matters.

Paul is admitted to practice in all Montana State and Federal Courts, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). Paul has a BV distinguished rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.

Paul has the following reported cases: Calcaterra v. Montana Resources, 962 P.2d 590 (1998); Winslow v. Montana Rail Link, Inc., 38 P.3d 148 (2001); Kaufmann v. GEICO General Ins. Co., CV 09-51-M-JCL (D. Mont. 2010), affiliated at 2010 WL 4128592 (C.A. 9 (Mont.)); and Greenwald v. Safeco Insurance Company of America, CV 09-142-M-DWM (D. Mont. 2010).

Paul enjoys a variety of outside-of-work interests, including mountain biking and road biking. He and his wife, Angela, enjoy time with their two young sons, gardening, golfing and hiking the trails of Western Montana

 

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance
  • Products Liability Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-532-7800  Phone
406-549-2253  Fax
www.bebtlaw.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7729, Missoula, MT 59802
University Attended:
Gonzaga University, B.A., English Literature, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Montana, J.D., 1995
Year of First admission:
1995
Admission:
2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1995, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Memberships:
Western Montana Bar Association; State Bar of Montana; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Birth Information:
Sheridan, Wyoming, 1968
Reported Cases:
Calcaterra v. Montana Resources, 962 P.2d 590 (1998); Winslow v. Montana Rail Link, Inc., 38 P.3d 148 (2001); Greenwald v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 2010 WL 2978140 (D. Mont., 2010); Kaufmann v. GEICO General Ins. Co., 400 Fed. Appx. 258 C.A. 9 (Mont.) 2010.
ISLN:
909779427
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    Peer Reviews

    • 4.3/5.0 (8 reviews)
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      4.4/5.0
    • Analytical Capability

      4.3/5.0
    • Judgment

      4.3/5.0
    • Communication

      4.3/5.0
    • Legal Experience

      4.2/5.0
    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/19/13 in Defense Litigation

      Paul is an excellent attorney. He is committed to representing his clients well, but is also a pleasure to work with even when on opposing sides.

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    • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 03/07/12 in Defense Litigation

      One of the best attorneys in Missoula. Very trustworthy, experienced, knowledgable and great to deal with.

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