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John Rayburn Velk

About John Velk

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.