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Lucas J. Foust

Personal injury Attorney at Bozeman, MT

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MT
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details

About Lucas

Learn Lucas’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    55%

    27 years, 500 cases

  2. Wrongful death
    25%

    27 years, 5 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    28 years, 300 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    10%

    24 years, 300 cases

At Foust Law Office, we appreciate the opportunity significant personal injury claims provide, not only to improve the lives of our clients but the safety of the community as a whole.  Whether it is holding a negligent trucking company accountable or ensuring that the resources from a settlement are protected for generations to come, at Foust Law Office, our work makes our community a better place. 

              What sets Foust Law Office apart from any other law firm is its deep understanding of Montanans.  For the past five years, through Heather Foust’s company, Seventh Amendment Productions, we have conducted over 100 jury research projects throughout Montana and Wyoming; more than any other law firm in the state.  In fact, firms from throughout the state of Montana come to us to provide jury consultation. 

          At Foust Law Office, you will not find the narcissistic, egocentric bully you think of when you hear the word lawyer.  In other words we know that you do not have to be an ass to be a great advocate.  Our jury research shows that you want and need something very different from your lawyer.

 

          From the moment you contact our office through a jury trial or settlement of your claim, our goal is to keep you informed.  The need to provide you with as much information as possible has led us to develop reports, guides, books, videos and audio books in our library.  Before you sign a contract with any law firm, we recommend you take a look at our guide, Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Signing a Contract With a Personal Injury Lawyer.  Please take the time to review the information in our library before you make any other significant decision.  

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Location

Foust Law Office PC
5 West Mendenhall Street
Bozeman, MT, 59715

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Scott | March 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response great advice
I had a consultation for a minor traffic incident. (Which technically could have escalated to hit and run). Lucas responded to me within an hour and gave me great advice as to how to handle the situation.
Posted by Amie | September 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped a Mom Out!
Lucas helped me out with my son you was in a very serious car accident. He got the results we were hoping for and was a comfort to me working long distance. He seems well respected at the courthouse and by the judge. He was very patient with my son and I explained the process, time frame and options. He kept us up to date and answered our questions in a timely many. I highly recommend.
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Response from Lucas Foust September 12, 2018
Amie, it was a pleasure working with your family. Please consider me your family's attorney. Good luck with your move to Montana.
Posted by Holly | August 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic consultation!
Luke walked me through some questions and gave me a pep talk and recommendation i needed to a different lawyer that would be the best fit for my case.
Response from Lucas Foust September 2, 2018
Holly, thanks for the review. If you need anything else, please do not hesitate to contact me! Good luck,
Posted by Emily | August 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
consulting with Lucas Foust
I reached out to Lucas Foust for some consulting advice on my case. He was kind and tenderhearted. Lucas explained and reexplained, when I asked, what I could potentially expect to take place. He provided knowledge and reassurance for me. I felt prepared and possessed confidence moving forward with my case. I thoroughly appreciated his time and candidness with me.
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Response from Lucas Foust August 8, 2018
Emily, thank you for your kind words. Please feel free to reach out if you should need anything in the future. Best of luck!
Posted by Rob | August 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lucas Foust's great legal advice.
Lucas answered my query within minutes and took the time to thoroughly explain everything and the ins and outs of what I needed to expect. Lucas went way above and beyond what he needed to do and there was no legal jargon that I didn't understand and was happy to hear from me. Excellent work from my point of view.
Response from Lucas Foust August 4, 2018
Rob, glad to help! Call me any time. I hope to see you again soon.
Posted by Lee | July 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Lee Mitchell
I hired Lucas as my attorney. He was quick to act, open to suggestions concerning my case, and easy to consult with. He is now my attorney. Thank you Lucas!
Response from Lucas Foust July 23, 2018
Thanks Lee, it was a pleasure helping you. Do not hesitate to call my office if you need anything!
Posted by Alex | July 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Insurance
He made me feel better about what I need to do. Thanks again and I will contact you if I need further assistance.
Response from Lucas Foust July 13, 2018
Alex, I am very happy to help. Good luck with your claim! Please do contact us again if you need anything.
Posted by Maryam Nehrir | July 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lucas Foust is the best lawyer.
Thank you very much Lucas Foust for all your help in a years. You are the best and Bozeman, Mt needed more lawyer like you. I recommend Lucas Foust %100 if any body needs a lawyer. Thank you again and always. Maryam
Response from Lucas Foust July 13, 2018
Maryam, thank you for your kind words. It has truly been a blessing to know you and your family. Call me any time.
Posted by Don | July 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a relief!
It was great to turn the details of my recent auto accident over to Lucas and let him figure it all out. Without his help I would have lost a ton of $ in hospital bills and missed work!
Response from Lucas Foust July 6, 2018
Thank you Don! If I can ever be of service again, do not hesitate to call. Thank you again for the "Marshmallow Test" book. Truly enlightening!
Posted by Craig | June 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Luke is a tenacious litigator and zealous advocate for his clients. Luke has proven to be a formidable trial attorney for many years, and has an outstanding reputation as a go-to attorney for criminal defense and personal injury. Highly recommended.
Response from Lucas Foust June 22, 2018
Craig, thank you for your kind words. I love this job and appreciate the opportunity to improve people's lives.
Posted by Leigh | May 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Going above and beyond expectations
I had not met Lucas Foust prior to breaking up with my live in boyfriend of 7 years. I was telling my workout partner some of the problems he was giving me and how violent the break up was, she suggested I talk to Lucas Foust about a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). This is something I had a real problem with, I did not want to be "one of those people," but things kept getting progressively worse and I feared for my safety and my sons safety. I set up a consultation, wrote down all of the events produced emails, calls and a video of what was going on. Lucas seemed shocked at the violent nature of the messages and the verbal and physical abuse shown in the video. He encouraged me to not only get a restraining order, but to enter counseling to help me understand how this happened. He and his paralegal; Heather, was with me every step of the way. They represented me at court and after court. They even delivered the transfer of the few items he had requested during the hearing. He gave me the courage to face my fear, face my ex and take control of my life. Even though it was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make, I don't think I could have done it without Lucas Foust.
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Response from Lucas Foust August 18, 2016
Leigh, thank you for your kind words!!! It was a pleasure helping you.
Posted by Chris | March 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took care of everything
I got my first and last DUI and didn't know what to expect. I knew it was serious and from articles I read on google, getting a lawyer was highly recommended. I found Foust Law Office and after an initial meeting, decided to retain Mr. Foust. I felt alot better after that first visit. He made it clear what to exect and when to expect it. His office took care of all paperwork and communications with the court and prosecutors office so I could get back to living and working. HUGE load off of my shoulders as I would've been lost in paperwork and court dates without him and his staff. Absolutely worth the money
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Response from Lucas Foust August 18, 2016
Chris, thank you for your vote of confidence. It was a pleasure helping you through this process.
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expertise and Integrity
I was in a car accident. I didn’t know how the health insurance and the car insurance should work in the cases like mine. Lucas gave me a clear understanding and went after the insurance companies that told me that they were not responsible for my injuries and medical payments. In the end, I ended up with compensation way beyond my expectations. I totally trust Lucas for his expertise and his integrity.
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Posted by Peggy | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Real Pro
This Lucas Foust is a real go-getter. Full of confidence, expertise, but most importantly - a man of integrity. We needed legal action. We got it. We ended up in court; and due to Luke's paying close attention to details and body language, we won. Have full faith and trust in his legal advice and channels he goes through to secure our judgment. Appreciate also Heather's seeing me through my emotions and the myriad of details, all necessary through the court process. Feel reassured and in good hands during the continuing saga of securing judgment.
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Response from Lucas Foust August 18, 2016
Peggy, thank you for the opportunity to represent you and your family. Best Wishes,
Posted by Jeannette | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
His ex cousin, leave you when you are hanging
I hired my husband's first cousin for my car accident. I was rear ended and had some physical damage with myself and car. The huge creep Lucas Foust took all the easy money and dropped me when everything got a little tough. He left me hanging, how about your trust. My opinion he is just out for easy money, and he does not care about his clients. Hire him if you want to be left hanging. He didn't finish my suit. Will he finish yours? And also he keeps your money for years and then Luke sends it to you with his fees. He is as worthless
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Response from Lucas Foust September 1, 2017
Jeannette, I am sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied. Following your five mile per hour collision, we were able to recover the entirety of the insurance policy limit from the elderly woman who hit you. This $25,000 was more than you were able to recover from a jury. I wish you and your family the best of luck,
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.1 (Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Indefinite Suspension issued in MT, 2017
updated on 11/17/2022

Suspended indefinitely means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for an unknown period of time. The attorney will need to re-apply for admission to the Bar if he or she intends to resume practice in the future.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Foust Law Office
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Foust Buckley Law Office
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Owner
  • Foust Law Office
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Lewis and Clark County Public Defender
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Law Clerk
  • Montana Supreme Court
  • 1996 - 1997
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2015
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McDonald v. Montana State Fund
  • $333,000
  • Salazar v. Montana State Fund
  • $900,000
  • Ronald Brewer v. Montana State Fund
  • $1,065,000.00

Associations

  • Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Montana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Montana
  • Past President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • Moot Court Team
  • 1996
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • Montana Law Review
  • 1995

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Introduction to Keenan and Ball
  • 2016
  • National Business Institute
  • Personal Injury Claims Start to Finish
  • 2015
  • National Business Institute
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • 2012
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Work Site Injury Cases
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (20)
Endorse Lucas
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lucas for many years and worked with him on trial strategy. He is innovative, cutting edge, and fearless. He never stops perfecting his skills. The bottom line is that Lucas is a tenacious trial lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is an attorney with great knowledge of the law and cares deeply for his clients. I am happy to endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas Foust is simply the best. You won't find a better lawyer or person to fight for justice on your behalf. He holds the intellect, conviction, drive and compassion to obtain the best possible outcome. He is also a genuinely good person and you can trust he will be there for you during your toughest times."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas works hard, has a huge capacity for understanding complex issues and is committed to securing justice for his clients."
Wrongful death Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is a skilled and accomplished trial attorney. He has the knowledge, experience and talent to help his clients at every stage of their case. His caring and empathetic demeanor sets him apart from other lawyers, both and and out of the courtroom. I endorse and recommend Lucas without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"There is no doubt that Lucas knows his way around a courtroom. He has confidence and very well spoken. He cares about his clients and have no doubt that will translate to the courtroom should the need arise. I highly recommend Lucas."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to interact with Lucas as he prepared for jury trial. He was outstanding. He is convincing, genuine, and very hard working. His presence and speaking ability are second to none. I highly recommend Lucas."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege of getting to know Lucas over the course of several weeks at the Trial Lawyers College. Lucas is an outstanding attorney and cares deeply about securing justice for his clients. Great lawyer and great guy."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is a great lawyer. He truly cares about his clients and the outcome they receive. When there is an injustice he continues to go the extra mile to fight for justice. I highly recommend Lucas!"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I met Lucas Foust this summer (2015) at the Trial Lawyer College @ Gerry Spence's Ranch in Wyoming. Lance is the real deal. Focused, passionate and smart. Great lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Lucas for nearly a month at the Trial Lawyers College. I was impressed by his intelligence, warmth and creativity. More than anything, though, I was impressed by his dedication -- to his craft, and to the clients who have placed themselves in his capable hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Lucas is a skilled and persuasive trial lawyer whom I worked with at the Trial Lawyers College this summer. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense or personal injury lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is an outstanding attorney. What makes Lucas exceptional is that he goes above and beyond for his clients and truly cares about getting them justice. If you are looking for an attorney who cares, listens, and will not let you down, hire Lucas Foust without any reservations."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lucas is a great lawyer. He's an aggressive yet compassionate advocate for all of his clients. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney in Montana."
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