About Doug Marshall

Doug Marshall is a Fourth Generation Montanan and experienced Trial Lawyer who has been fighting for justice for Montana workers and their families since 1982. He is a proven trial lawyer and fighter who has helped his clients obtain millions of dollars in compensatory damages, has helped make peace where peace seamed impossible and has helped innocent people unfairly charged with crimes keep their freedom and their good names. Doug works primarily on a contingency fee basis in injury and litigation cases but also works on flat, hourly and fixed fees in cases where that is required by law and/or preferred by the client. Each case is treated uniquely, however and reduced fee, pro bono publico (free for the good of the public) and financing are available in some instances, depending on creditworthiness and individual circumstances. Doug graduated with Honors from Montana State University in 1984 and began working in the legal world in 1982. After spending ten years working as an investigator, paralegal, sports official and rugby player and coach, Doug obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Montana in 1994 and has been continuously engaged in the private practice of law since September of 1994. He has numerous million dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements to his credit as well as numerous "not guilty" judge and jury trial verdicts in criminal cases in both state and federal courts. Some of his most treasured memories, though, involve making "peace" in cases where peace did not seem an option. In his spare time, Doug recharges and renews by spending time with his his family and friends and, also, enjoys fishing, hiking, horses, yoga, skiing, reading and writing, alone and with the company of others.

our mission 

The mission of Marshall Law Offices Montana is to provide value for our clients in a manner that promotes long term relationships and short term success for all of us.

While “winning” may not be “everything” or “the only thing” to all people, our practice is designed to accept only those cases where we believe that we can help people succeed and overcome their current legal troubles. Like good friends, we will tell you, honestly, and, in the beginning, whether or not we believe that we can provide meaningful and valuable legal assistance with your particular circumstances.

About Us

We understand that your legal problems are very real and unique to you. We listen to our clients and use our experience to help make bad situations better, and provide solid value for your money. Winning is important to us. We take only the cases where we believe that we can help make your situation better than it is. While helping clients obtain justice is important to us, we also understand that your happiness and success are important for our future, as well. We strive to take only those clients that we believe that we can truly help, and those clients who we expect to have good relationships with for life.

Marshall Law Offices Montana, formerly Marshall and Smith, has been in continuous operation in Montana since September of 1994. We are a full service general practice law firm that emphasizes both civil and criminal litigation, settlements, trials and appeals throughout Montana. We find pleasure in providing “small things” such as the preparation of a simple will as much as we enjoy obtaining a “not guilty” verdict for an innocent client, winning a complicated child custody battle or obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement or verdict in a catastrophic injury or death case. We have a long history that has involved some of Montana’s largest verdicts and settlements. Our history also includes, however, helping hundreds of ordinary Montanans with problems that are significant to them.

Our goal is to help working Montanans and small businesses obtain justice against large out of state corporations, individuals and government agencies and, where possible, to help people avoid entanglement with litigation and the legal system. We choose these cases carefully, however, and not all indigent and deserving clients can receive help through this approach. We do our best, however, to help everyone who calls us obtain the best legal services they can afford, help direct some individuals to prepare simple documents on their own and provide at least some direction to all of those who need, and deserve, legal help. Where possible, we like to be able to establish life long relationships with our clients for the majority of their legal needs. Sometimes, however, the best thing that we can do is refer you to another lawyer.

Go to “Practice Areas” to see some of the areas in which we have successfully assisted deserving Montanans over the past two decades.



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Phone: 406-539-3847 or text 406-539-3847

Email: info@MLOMT.com



Contact Doug Marshall by email at DWM@MLOMT.com or by phone or text at (406) 539-3847 for a confidential and free initial consultation.

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