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William Michael Gilbert

Litigation Attorney at Billings, MT

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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MT
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

    24 years, 300 cases

  2. Family

    14 years, 45 cases

  3. Construction and development

    24 years, 50 cases

  4. DUI and DWI

    14 years, 25 cases

  5. Insurance

    24 years, 50 cases

The grandson of Butte miners, William Gilbert is a fourth generation Montanan. Will graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2000 and has been practicing in Montana since that time. Prior to founding High Plains Law, P.L.L.C., he was a partner in a well-respected firm and focused his practice on insurance defense, including personal injury, premises
liability, construction defects and coverage issues. He defended substantial and complex claims in areas such as industrial accidents, health care facility liability and mining subsidence.



Will is admitted to practice in all of the State Courts of Montana, the Federal Court for the District of Montana and the Ninth Circuit. He is also admitted in several of Montana’s Tribal Courts. Will is also an active member of his profession, with memberships in the State Bar of Montana, the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, the American Bar Association and Phi Delta Phi.



Will has been a resident of Billings since 2001 and strongly believes in its community, volunteering his time through the Magic City chapter of the Optomists and a government advisory board. Previously, he has coached Little League and volunteered for the Red Cross. In his spare time, Will enjoys the many opportunities available in Montana including hunting, fishing, floating Montana’s many rivers, and riding his motorcycle.


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William Michael Gilbert
2718 Montana Ave Ste 218
Billings Business Center
Billings, MT, 59101-2346


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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-225 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • High Plains Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Halverson & Gilbert, PC
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Herndon, Sweeney & Halverson, PC
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Chris R. Young
  • 2000 - 2001
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  • University of Montana
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hein v. Sott, et al, 2015 MT 196, 380 Mont. 85, 353 P.3d 494.
  • Favorable to client
  • Financial Pacific Insurance Company v. American General Financial Services, et al, 2014 U.S. Dis. LEXIS 164839 (D. Mont. 2014)
  • Favorable to client
  • City of Billings v. Sean Murphy, Municipal Court of Billings, Docket No. TK-14-6551
  • Client prevailed
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  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2001 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Litigation Attorney | Oct 22
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"Will is a sophisticated advocate with many years of experience. He provides clients sound, ethical advice and is a worthy adversary who is not afraid to take a case to trial."
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Billings Litigation Lawyer William Michael Gilbert
William Michael Gilbert
Litigation Attorney
Billings, MT
Licensed for 23 years
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