Like many Montana families who came to Montana three or four generations back, I had my start back east in New York City.
As a boy I spent summers on my grandparents' farm in rural New Hampshire. We knew everyone in the valley. Our closest neighbor was a mile away, but the distances belied how close we were: everyone would drop whatever he was doing to help in a pinch. It is why I felt at home when I first came to Montana.
Between my years at Harvard and law school, I did everything from putting up hay, slaughterhouse and railroad work to custom house painting, moving households, and traffic engineering.
I discovered what work was while working in the sand hills of northwestern Nebraska on railroad tie and siding gangs.
I learned early that everyone counts.
I went to law school in Colorado. I was an Articles Editor on Law Review, but instead of seeking a big firm job after graduation, I chose work in which everyone counts.
I was a law clerk for Chief Judge Joseph Bellipanni in Colorado's Boulder District Court and I also clerked for Justice W. William Leaphart on the Montana Supreme Court.
I had a stint as a deputy public defender in Missoula.
For six years I was an associate with the firm of Hoyt and Blewett PLLC in Great Falls. Hoyt and Blewett is a plaintiffs' firm that has received national recognition for its trial work. My cases ranged from automobile negligence, underinsured motorist claims, oil pipeline spills, insurance bad faith, product liability, and wrongful death to illegal radiation exposure.
I have tried cases to juries in state and federal district court. I have argued cases on appeal before the Montana Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
My practice emphasizes business, farm and ranch matters, real estate and land disputes, and business injury and personal injury.
CHRISTOPHER D. MEYER, ATTORNEY AT LAW
A.B., Harvard College
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
Articles Editor, University of Colorado Law Review
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Joseph Bellipanni, Boulder, Colorado District Court, 1997-1998
Law Clerk, Justice W. William Leaphart, Montana Supreme Court, 1998-2000
Deputy Public Defender, Missoula County, 2000-2001
Associate, Hoyt and Blewett PLLC, Great Falls, MT, 2001-2007
Admitted to Montana Bar (1998) Admitted to Colorado Bar (1997) Admitted to United States District Court of Montana Admitted to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Admitted to Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
The National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Montana Trial Lawyers American Association of Justice Montana Trial Lawyers Association Colorado Bar Association Board Member, Bozeman Public Library Foundation Board Member, Stafford Animal Shelter (2009-2013)