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Robert F. James

#2 Railroad Square
Great Falls, MT 59403
406-452-9360 FAX

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Bob was born in 1950 and raised in Great Falls. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1973 with a degree in Journalism, and obtained his JD degree from the University of Montana School of Law in 1976.  He returned to Great Falls and became a partner in his father’s law firm.  After his father’s death, he joined the Ugrin, Alexander, Zadick, and Higgins law firm in 2000.

Active in his community, Bob has served on the State Board of Housing, City-County Health Board, Board of Directors and legal counsel for the Montana Council of Boy Scouts of America, Great Falls Soccer Foundation, Great Falls Public Library Board of Directors, and the Library Foundation.  He is the Past President of The Animal Foundation of Great Falls, is currently on the board of trustees, and has been active in animal welfare and rescue efforts.

Practice Areas

Insurance Bad Faith
Insurance Defense and Coverage
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation
Complex Litigation
Employment Litigation
Personal Injury
Appellate Law

Professional Organizations and Recognition

AV Rating Martindale Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America
Super Lawyers - Mountain States
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
International Academy of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
American College of Trial Lawyers
Defense Research Institute  (State Representative 1991-92)
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association (President 1988-89)
Lawyer Representative to Ninth Circuit Court Judicial Conference (2011-2013)