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Scott L Anderson

Scott L Anderson

also known as McGarvey & Anderson

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Insurance

About Me


I have practiced in Flathead County, Montana for over 20 years.  My practice has focused on excellence in personal injury right here in Montana.  Our practice is getting what is fair from the insurance companies.  I started my practice as an associate for Katherine Curtis, who served as District Court Judge (ret.). 


I have handled all types of personal injury, including, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, food poisoning, workers' compensation, insurance bad faith, social security disability, criminal and civil litigation.  I have tried over 80 Jurty trials.  In 1998 * started Anderson Law Office. Through the years I worked with many associates.  I brought my long time friend Micheal Bliven to the Flathead approximately 12 years ago and formed Anderson and Bliven. I presently continue my practice as Anderson Law Associates also Anderson Law Office.


Presently I have joined forces with Dale L. McGarvey who has handled several mutimillion dollar matters including the Cindy Robinson case for insurance bad faith. Asbestos cases and the Montana Power case.  Our combined Montana Law experience is 80 years.  We fight back to get what is fair.


I have also served as City Attorney for the City of Columbia Falls Montana for 5 years, while also handling a full case load of insurance and accident cases. I presently live in Whitefish Montana.  Our main office is in Kalispell Montana across from the Court house.


In my personal life, I have been involved in the community as a Volunteer Firefighter, member of North Valley Search and Rescue and Columbia Falls Lions Club.  

We are proud members of Montana Trial Lawyers Association and contribute to the to the bike helmets for kids program, providing helmets for children of limited means. 


We offer a free case evaluation in person, over the phone or we come to you if your injuries make it more convenient. 


McGarvey and Anderson PLLC, now serves all of Montana.  Althogh based in Kalispell, we also provide legal services in Sidney, Montana, along with cases pro hoc vice co-cousel in the Williston North Dakota area. 


We take all of our cases to heart.  Our clients are our extended family.  Our firm policy is to resolve cases promptly.  In most cases if there is no recovery there is no fee.


If you have a Montana legal matter contact us.


/s/ Scott L. Anderson, Trusted by Montanans for over 20 years.


Bike Helmets For Montana Kids

We support the bicycle helmets for Montana Kids through financial donations in order to give back to the community.

Bicycle helmets can help prevent serious injuries to children and adults.  The Montana Trial Lawyers Association distributes nearly 1,000 bicycle safety helmets to children around Montana each year.  MTLA has given away over 9,000 bicycle helmets in the past ten years to children in grades K-8 throughout Montana.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    21 years, 500 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
    21 years, 500 cases
  3. Insurance: 20%
    16 years, 30 cases



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. Scott is very competent. He works hard to achieve justice for his clients.


    Alan Lerner
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael A Bliven

    Scott is a brilliant legal mind. Scott works tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for his clients. He is of the highest integrity and is most professional, while remaining forthright and a regular person. He is the kind of person you want to you want to have over for a barbecue or take fishing.


    Michael Bliven Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

McGarvey Anderson PLLC

745 South Main Street
Kalispell, MT, 59901




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
High HonorsWillamette University College of Law1994
High Papers: Evidence and Real Estate LawWillamette University College of Law1992
AdmissionPhi Beta Kapa1992
HonorsCalifornia State University1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney, CEO and Firm AdministratorAnderson Law Office1998 - Present
AssociateKaplan and Curtis1994 - 1998
Deputy City AttorneyCity of Columbia Falls1994 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2006 - 2009
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Montana Trial Lawyers AssociationAssociate Member1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Northwest Montana Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Reeves v. Dairy Queen, Inc. 1998 MT 13 (1998)Supreme Court reversal and remand

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Publication NameTitleDate
Internet and press releaseCantaloupe Listeria Food Poisoning Recall Investigation spreads to Montana2012
Internet Law & Press releaseLocal attorney observes Increase in bad faith claims denials2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
California State UniversityMusic and Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Damages in Personal Injury CasesDamages in Personal Injury Cases2014
Legacy Wealth SeminarEstate Planning and Tax Law2006