Jean Elizabeth Faure is an AV-rated civil trial attorney with 30 years of experience in labor/employment law, education/school law, and civil litigation. A majority of her practice involves the representation of public and private employers in connection with all labor and employment-related issues, including trials and arbitrations. She litigates wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, trade secret, non-compete, Family Medical Leave Act, and ERISA/fiduciary claims in Federal and State Courts and administrative agencies throughout Montana. She also is admitted and practices in Federal Court in North Dakota and Texas.
Jean has extensive experience in traditional labor law. She defends employers and management in union organizing campaigns, labor contract negotiations, and labor grievance arbitrations. Jean also litigates unfair labor practices and other matters under the National Labor Relations Act before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Jean also has a significant civil litigation practice. She litigates and tries cases in the area of premises and products liability, insurance coverage, trademark and patent infringement, construction, partnership and shareholder disputes, and estate/probate contests. Jean has tried successfully numerous jury and bench trials in front of the Montana Federal and State district courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators.
Since 2009, Jean has been selected to the Mountain States Super Lawyers® in labor and employment law and employment defense litigation–an honor reserved for only 5% of Montana lawyers. In 2015, Mountain States Super Lawyers named Jean to the Top 100 Lawyers and in 2016, the Top 50 Women Attorneys. She is top-ranked in The Best Lawyers In America and Best Lawyers named her the Employment Lawyer of the Year in Great Falls in 2013 and 2017. Jean has been recognized annually in Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers in the field of employment litigation since 2011. In 2015, Jean was selected as a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and Litigation Counsel of America.