Ms. Bender has represented commercial and nonprofit entities in a variety of claims including breach of contract, wrongful discharge, discrimination, land use disputes, and insurance coverage matters. She has represented clients before the Montana Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She has appeared before the NLRB, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Montana Human Rights Commission and the state Departments of Labor and Industry and Environmental Quality.
She has represented a number of clients in the Montana water rights adjudication process and associated litigation and, for a number of years, taught civil litigation at Rocky Mountain College. Ms. Bender is admitted to practice in state courts of Montana and Colorado, before the United States District Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.