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Ben A. Snipes

Personal injury Attorney at Great Falls, MT

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Ben Snipes is a plaintiff's personal injury attorney, specializing in serious injury cases. His practice presently focuses on asbestos related diseases, mesothelioma cases, catastrophic work injuries, and trucking accidents. In addition to a traditional tort practice, Mr. Snipes carries a significant Qui Tam/False Claims Act whistleblower and workers' compensation caseload.  He is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Montana by The National Trial Lawyers® since 2014.  In 2018, he was recognized as a Rising Star (for attorneys 40 years or younger) by Super Lawyers.  In 2019, Mr. Snipes and his partner, Mark Kovacich, were named Trial Lawyers of the Year by the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.  In 2021, Mr. Snipes along with his partner, Ross Johnson, acquired a $65 million verdict on behalf of 24 Montana farmers. This is the 2nd highest verdict in Montana state court history.

He has participated in educational seminars and published articles for the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.  Mr. Snipes has been a shareholder with Kovacich Snipes Johnson, P.C., since 2015 and is admitted to practice in all Montana federal and state courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  

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2019 MTLA Trial Lawyers of the Year (Ben Snipes and Mark Kovacich)
Licensed for 14 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/07/2022

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Kovacich Snipes Johnson, P.C.
PO Box 2325
21 3rd Street North, Suite 301
Great Falls, MT, 59401


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  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Odegaard Kovacich Snipes, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Legal Intern
  • Paoli, Latino, and Kutzman
  • 2006 - 2008


  • University of Montana School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Romo v. USA Biofuels
  • $65,000,000 verdict
  • Estate of Knoepfle v. St. Peter's Hospital
  • $409,000 jury verdict
  • Robinson v. ARCO
  • Confidential settlement
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  • Cascade County Law Clinic
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Montana chapter)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40- Montana- Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Montana- member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Cascade County Bar Association
  • Member/Executive Officer (2009)/President (2019)
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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  • Trial Trends (MTLA)
  • Using Workers' Compensation as a Springboard for Tort Actions
  • 2018
  • Trial Trends (MTLA)
  • Montana Workers' Compensation Bad Faith Claims
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Seminar
  • Damages and Argument at Trial
  • 2022
  • MTLA Spring Seminar
  • Administrative Venues and Your Clients- Montana Medical Legal Panel
  • 2020
  • Trying Your Case In Montana Federal Courts
  • Federal Trials Civil Panel
  • 2017
  • Strategies for Success
  • MTLA Spring Seminar- host
  • 2014
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • Graduation Commencement 2008- graduate address
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (7)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ben for a long time and have seen the great work he's done for his clients. You have a lot of choices for attorneys, but Ben should be at the top of that list."
Car accident
Mesothelioma and asbestos
Mesothelioma and asbestos
General practice
Personal injury
Personal injury

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Great Falls Personal injury Lawyer Ben A. Snipes
Ben A. Snipes
Personal injury Attorney
Great Falls, MT
Licensed for 14 years