Ronald A. Bender - Worden Thane P.C.

Ronald A. Bender

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 406-721-3400

Ron joined Worden Thane P.C. in 1973.  Born in Butte, MT he was admitted to the bar in 1971 after attending Carroll College and The University of Montana School of Law (J.D.,with honors,1971).  Ron's practice focuses on banking, labor and employment, real estate, insurance defense and commercial transactions.  He has tried cases before NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, DOL, OFCC and the Montana Human Rights Commission.  He is an active member of the legal community and continues to be a leader within his local community by supporting his local Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Rotary, and Ancient Order of Hiberians.

Carroll CollegeBA 1968The University of MontanaJ.D. 1971
Ancient Order of HiberiansAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesWestern Montana Bar AssociationMontana Defense Trial LawyersABA Section of Law Practice ManagementABA Section of Labor & Employment LawConfederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court

Case History

Education Logistics, Inc. v. Laidlaw Transit, Inc. CV-07-06-M-DWM (D. Mont. 2012) — $28,409,512.00 jury verdict in favor of software developer for lost licensing fees, lost annual maintenance fees, lost perpetual license fees and lost royalties against international school bus operator for failure to promote software for bus routing services and providing unlicensed access.
Brendon Retz-Abbey U.S. Bankruptcy Court D. MT #04-60302-7, AP #04-00049 — Representation of financial institution involving foreclosure of multiple loans in multimillion dollar development and construction projects involving various operating and partnership agreements and claims by investing partner that loans made were unauthorized.
XL Specialty Ins. Co. v. Patrol Helicopters, Inc., 411 Fed Appx. 78, 2011 WL182154 (9thCir. 2011) — Successful declaratory action holding insurer of fuel truck not entitled to equitable contribution from helicopter insurer in multiple death and injury accident involving passenger car and fuel truck enroute to fuel helicopter.
Transcontinental Insurance v. St. Paul Mercury, CV-05-31-H-DWM-CSO (D. Mont. 2007) — Obtaining indemnification and defense from insurer of highway flagging subcontractor involving catastrophic injuries in automobile accident in construction zone.

Office Location

111 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 600
P.O. Box 4747
Missoula, MT 59806
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Missoula Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Missoula Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Missoula Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Missoula Metro Area
Ronald A. Bender has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Ronald A. Bender has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Ronald A. Bender has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Ronald A. Bender has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation (Transactions)
Employment Law - Management
Insurance Law (Defense)
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Real Estate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male