Ronald A. Bender

Ronald A. Bender


Worden Thane P.C.

Recognized since 2007

Missoula, Montana

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law - Management

Insurance Law

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Banking and Finance Law
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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.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 321 West Broadway, Suite 300
    Missoula, MT 59802

Education

  • The University of Montana, J.D., graduated 1971
  • Carroll College, BA, graduated 1968

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, State Bar of Montana

Affiliations

  • ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law - Member
  • ABA Section of Law Practice Management - Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates - Member
  • Ancient Order of Hiberians - Member
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court - Practicing Attorney Member
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers - Member
  • Western Montana Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Banking and Finance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Missoula (2022)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Missoula (2021)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Missoula (2020)
  • Labor Law - Management, Missoula (2019)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Missoula (2018)
  • Labor Law - Management, Missoula (2017)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Missoula (2016)
  • Insurance Law, Missoula (2014)
  • Banking and Finance Law, Missoula (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Insurance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Special Focus

  • COVID-19
  • Defense
  • Employment
  • Labor
  • Management
  • Transactions

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.

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