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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. 

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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

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Martin W. Judnich

    John has been a fixture in the Missoula community for 20 years now and has established himself as an attorney of good humor that cares deeply about his clients. I would recommend him.

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    Martin Judnich Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Timothy K. Wenz

    John has a wealth of knowledge regarding the practice of personal injury law. He is one of the best in Missoula, Montana!

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    Timothy Wenz Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

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

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MTActive199011/22/2014

Professional Misconduct

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

Associations
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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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Montana Law ReviewComparative Negligence in Montana1990

Education
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