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About me

I am a fourth generation Montana Lawyer.  My great grandfather and grandfather practiced in Laurel Montana, while I practice with my father in Missoula.  I love Montana because of the people.  Every day, I try and make the world a little better by helping those who need it.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need legal assistance.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    6 years, 100 cases
  2. Insurance: 25%
    6 years, 90 cases
  3. Employment: 10%
    6 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($175-225/hour), contingent (33-45%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Bradley J. Jones

    Mr. Spoon has done some outstanding work in the Missoula legal community. Last year I was called upon to give a second opinion in a case where he had represented the opposing party. His legal reasoning was strong and he had represented his clients interests very well. I am happy to endorse Mr. Spoon.


    Bradley Jones Workers Compensation Attorney
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    Bryan is an exceptionally bright attorney who fights passionately for his clients.


    Nathan Huey Litigation Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2015
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardAvvo2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSpoon Gordon Ballew, PLLP2011 - Present
InternUniversity of Montana-Office of General Counsel2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsN/A2011 - Present
Federal District Court for the District of MontanaN/A2011 - Present
Montana State BarN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Montana Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ross v. Frenchtown Rural Fire District, et al.$325,000 settlement
Bitterroot Farm Mutual Insurance, Inc. v. RiskaConfidential Settlement
Knudsen v. Missoula Indian CenterConfidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA JournalState Survey of Chemical Product Litigation: Montana2015
University of Montana Law ReviewState v. Hilgendorf2010
University of Montana Law ReviewExecutive Editor2010
University of Montana Law ReviewStaff2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt UniversityHonors English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Montana School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Plaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to FinishPersonal Injury Litigation2015
Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in MontanaPremises Liability in Montana2014