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John Rayburn Velk

John Rayburn Velk

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Commercial, General Practice

About Me

I grew up on a farm north of Havre, MT.  Attended the U of MT for undergraduate studies and graduated with High Honors with a Degree in Political Science and minors in History and Economics in 1987.  I went to law school at the U of MT Law School and graduated with Honors in 1990.  I was an associate editor of the law review and I published an article on comparative negligence.  I was also on the Negotiation Team for two years and represented the law school in regional and national competitions.  I started my practice out of law school and have been successfully practicing law since the age of 24.  I have focused my practice on primarily personal injury and commercial litigation for the last fifteen years.  I think the fact that I like to help people makes the practice of law ideal as a career choice. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    25 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Commercial: 30%
    25 years, 400 cases
  3. General Practice: 5%
    25 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    John is an incredibly bright and talented attorney who works efficiently to obtain practical solutions and favorable results for his clients. His professionalism and friendly demeanor are refreshing attributes that serve the interests of his clients quite well.


    Bradley Dantic
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse John Velk for his work in personal injury cases.


    William Wagner Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

523 South Orange Street
PO Box 7791
Missoula, MT, 59807




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Missoula's Best LawyerMissoulian2014
Outstanding Service AwardMissoula Exchange Club2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyThe Law Offices of John Rayburn Velk, P.C.1990 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Montana State BarN/A1990 - Present
Montana Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Spraggins vs. State FarmSettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
Montana Law ReviewComparative Negligence in Montana1990


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Montana School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConferencePersonal Injury Law2014
NBI Seminar on Personal InjuryPersonal Injury2007