William T. Wagner

William T. Wagner: Attorney with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP


Bill is a third generation Missoulian. His family has owned a local retail home furnishings business for many years. Following graduation from Loyola High School in 1967, Bill received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Gonzaga University. Bill returned to Missoula and attended the U of M School of Law from which he received a J.D. degree in 1974. While in law school, he served as business manager of the Montana Law Review and was a member of the U of M Law School's regional moot court team.

Bill entered private practice as an associate with the Billings, Montana firm of Hibbs, Sweeney & Colberg in 1974. He returned to his home town and practiced as a partner with Green, MacDonald, Wagner & Kirscher until joining Garlington, Lohn & Robinson on October 1, 1983. Bill's practice is primarily in the areas of real estate, business, probate, limited domestic relations, related areas of litigation and mediation.

Bill has an AV peer rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Best Lawyers In America in real estate law, by Chambers USA as one of the America's Leading Business Lawyers, by Super Lawyers and by Who's Who in American Law. Bill was designated by the Best Lawyers publication as the 2011 Real Estate Law lawyer of year in Missoula. Bill has served extensively on numerous and various civic and community activity boards and organizations, including Northern Rocky Mountain Easter Seal Society & Goodwill, United Way of Missoula County, and the Board of Visitors and Clinical Board of Visitors of the U of M School of Law. Bill is a former chairman of the Missoula County Republican Central Committee and served five years as a director of First Security Bank of Missoula. Bill serves as a volunteer in various projects and is an officer for and member of the Board of Directors of Missoula Children’s Theater.

Bill's wife, Sherri, is a native of Missoula. He has a son and a daughter. Bill's outside interests include golf and fly fishing.

Phi Delta Phi. Member, Order of Barristers. Business Manager, Montana Law Review, 1973-1974. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Real Estate; Who's Who in American Law. Co-Author: Comment, "Looking Through Form to Substance: Are Montana Resort Condominiums 'Securities?'" Vol. 35, No. 2, Montana Law Review, Summer, 1974. Member, University of Montana School of Law Clinical Board of Visitors. Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers in Business (Real Estate). Mountain States Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers' 2011 Missoula Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Mediation
  • Family Law
  • Business Planning and Agreements
  • Probate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
406-203-4756  Phone
406-523-2595  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 7909, Missoula, MT 59802
University Attended:
Gonzaga University, B.B.A., 1971
Law School Attended:
University of Montana, J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
1974, Montana
Western Montana 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

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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