Thomas E. Towe

Thomas E. Towe

Member
Location:
Billings, Montana
Phone:
406-534-0288
800-838-3083
Fax:
406-248-2647
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Estate Planning Law
  • Farm Law
  • Indian Law
  • Ranch Law
  • Taxation Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1962
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1967
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1967
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1965
  • Crow Tribal Court, 1970
  • Fort Peck Tribal Court, 1990
  • Fort Belknap Tribal Court, 1971
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court, 1987
  • Federal Claims Court, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1965
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Wyoming, 1992
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1968
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 1963

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 1965
  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • LL.B. - 1962
    • Honors: With Honors
  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • S.J.D.

Published Works

  • Unavoidable Accident Instruction Held Reversible Error in Negligence Actions (Chapter in a book edited by Melvin Belli), 2 Tort and Medical Yearbook 484, 1962
  • Criminal Pre-Trial Procedures in France, Tulane Law Review, 38 Tulane L. Rev 469, 1964
  • Fundamental Rights in the Soviet Union: A Comparative Approach, 115 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1251, June 1967, 1967
  • Truth and Individual Rights: A Comparison of United States and French Pre-Trial Procedures, 3 Am. Crim. L. Q. 159, Summer 1964, 1964
  • Natural Law and the Ninth Amendment, 2 Pepp. L. Rev. 270, Spring 1975, 1975
  • A Growing Awareness of Privacy in America, 37 Mont. L. Rev. 39, Winter 1976, 1976
  • Revenue and Finance Under Montana's 1972 Constitution, 51 Mont. L. Rev. 399, Summer 1990, 1990

Representative Clients

  • Farmers and Ranchers
  • Rivendell of Billings
  • United Mine Workers of America
  • 1st National Bank & Trust, Wibaux, Montana
  • Crow Tribe

References

  • 1st National Bank & Trust, Wibaux, Montana
  • Norwest National Bank, Billings, Montana
  • First Interstate Bank, Billings Hgts., Montana

Honors and Awards

  • Named as 1 of 12 Best State Officials in the Nation in July 1983 Issue of "Washington Monthly"
  • Named as 1 of 10 Best State Officials in the Nation in Feb.-Mar. 1984 Issue of "Mother Jones"
  • Democratic Candidate for Congress, 1976.
  • Listed as #26 of the 100 most Influential Montanans in the 20th century

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montana Bar Association
  • American Hereford Association
  • Billings Breakfast Optimist Club
  • Alternatives, Incorporated (Halfway House), 1977 - Present
  • VOA (Group Homes for Emotionally Disturbed Kids), 1985 - Present
  • First National Bank & Trust, Wibaux, Montana, 1987 - 1992
  • American Bar Association, 2002 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 - Present