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Hilary Joan Oitzinger

General practice Attorney at Helena, MT

5.0   3 reviews

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About Hilary

Learn Hilary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. General practice
    20%
    Employment, personal injury, government law, business.

    14 years

  2. Mediation
    20%

    12 years

  3. Business
    15%

    16 years

  4. Child custody
    15%
    Including Collaborative and Uncontested.

    16 years

  5. Divorce and separation
    15%
    Including Collaborative and Uncontested.

    16 years

  6. Estate planning
    15%

    13 years

I am licensed in Montana and Arizona.  As a Montana native and received my law degree from the University of Montana School of Law in 2008.  Since completing my clerkship with the Montana Supreme Court in August 2009, I have been involved in family law practice, estates and trusts, and general civil practice.  

I practice in the areas of family law, including Collaborative, mediation, and uncontested, estates and trusts, employment, personal injury, government law, and business.

I believe that family law is about knowing what your options are.  It is important to know that there are different methods for going through these legal processes, and not all of them have to entail a fight.

It is my passion and purpose as a family law attorney to educate my clients about the steps in the process and their options along the way.  I am trained in mediation and collaborative practice and I tailor my approach to meet each client's specific needs.

I believe that using the right approach to address your family's legal issues will minimize emotional and financial costs for all involved.  I am a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Montana Collaborative Professionals, Civil Collaborative Professionals, and the Helena Mediation and Collaborative Law Center.

When I am not advising clients, you can find me enjoying all of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer with my husband and pembroke corgi dog.

Licensed for 14 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 07/16/2015
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact Hilary

Oitzinger Law and Mediation
P.O. Box 1271
Helena, MT, 59624

Reviews

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Posted by Annette | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
This was my first experience dealing with the legal system and having a lawyer. I was going through a divorce and setting up a parenting plan. Hilary was so kind, knowledgeable, and helpful along the way. She was there for me every step of the way. I could confide in her. She explained everything to me. After the retainer was paid, I couldn’t pay her all the money at once. She and I worked out a payment plan until I was paid up. She kept in touch with me regarding the progress and next steps, as well as answered all my questions. I would recommend her to anyone. In fact I already have and a friend of mine is utilizing her services.
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Posted by Tiffany | October 27, 2014
Review Hilary Joan Oitzinger
Hilary was exceptional in her representation of my case. I was and still am going through a very difficult period in my life and her strength and kindness helped me. I would recommend Hilary to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
Professional and Compassionate
I was blindsided by a request for a divorce from my husband. I had quit my job many years prior to raise our kids and support my husband as he furthered his career. After spending countless hours speaking to attorneys on the phone, across the state of Montana, I finally found Ms. Oitzinger. She was compassionate, knowledgable and professional. She agreed to work with my husband and I as a mediator, and I know that it went well because of how she handled the dynamics of the process. I am so grateful to her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Mediator Owner
  • Oitzinger Law and Mediation
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Doggett Law Offices, P.L.L.C.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney and Owner
  • Oitzinger Law & Mediation
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Gallik Law Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Montana Supreme Court
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Clinic Intern
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Graduate School at the University of Montana
  • M.P.A.
  • 2009
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • University of Montana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of Montana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Associations

  • Montana Collaborative Professionals
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Helena Mediation and Collaborative Law Center
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • IACP Access to Collaborative Task Force
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014

Publications

  • Montana Law Review
  • Legal Shorts, Recent Decisions Affecting the Montana Practitioner
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Montana Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Uniform Collaborative Law Act
  • 2015
  • Montana House Committee
  • Uniform Collaborative Law Act
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Hilary
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I work with Hilary frequently on a variety of family law matters, and she is truly one of the best. She is highly respected in the legal community, and I refer people to her often. If I had to get a divorce she'd be who I would hire. She is not only an excellent attorney, but an excellent person and I am thankful whenever I get to work with her!"
Helena General practice Lawyer Hilary Joan Oitzinger
Hilary Joan Oitzinger
General practice Attorney
Helena, MT
Licensed for 14 years
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