Peter J. Stokstad

Peter J. Stokstad: Attorney with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP


Peter specializes in the defense of medical malpractice and personal injury claims. He has tried many cases to juries in State and Federal Court and has extensive experience writing and arguing appeals. Peter has taken several hundred clients through the Montana Medical Legal Panel process and through District Court Litigation. Peter also serves as Managing Partner of GLR and Chair of the firm's Health Law department, which has defended approximately 1600 medical malpractice claims.

Peter currently serves as lead counsel for the Montana Medical Association. In 2013 he served on the rules committee for the Montana Medical Legal Panel. Peter has given numerous presentations on risk management issues to health care organizations and has written articles for the medical-legal advice column for the MMA’s publication, The Bulletin.

As a prosecuting attorney in Seattle for six years, Peter prosecuted approximately 50 jury trials along with several hundred non-jury trials. He also has extensive experience writing and arguing appeals before the appellate courts in Washington, including the Washington State Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice law in Montana and Washington, as well as the Federal District Court in Montana.

Peter was born in Trondheim, Norway in 1963. After immigrating to United States as a child, he lived in New York. His family finally settled in Seattle, Washington, where he attended the University of Washington, receiving a degree in History in 1985. He received his law degree from Willamette University in 1989 and worked in the Civil Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Peter joined GLR in 1996.

Peter and his wife Maria, a Missoula native, enjoy outdoor recreation and travel with their three children.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • General Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-203-4756  Phone
406-523-2595  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7909, Missoula, MT 59802
University Attended:
University of Washington, B.A., History, 1985
Law School Attended:
Willamette University, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1996, Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana; 1990, Washington
King County, Western Montana, Washington State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Montana; Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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