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Bryan L. Spoon Esq.

Personal injury Attorney at Missoula, MT

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Bryan L. Spoon

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MT
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Bryan

Learn Bryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    When you are injured by the negligence of another driver, it can be overwhelming. We often take these cases and are very familiar with your rights as a driver or pedestrian in Montana.

    14 years, 80 cases

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    Dangerous or defective products that cause injury or property damage. This type of suit can reach a number of different entities, as everyone from the manufacturer down to the seller of the product is liable for selling a defective product.

    14 years, 15 cases

  3. Life insurance

  4. Personal injury
    Wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, car accidents, medical negligence, premises liability, among other types of cases.

    14 years, 115 cases

  5. Spinal cord injury

  6. Wrongful death
    Tragically, some accidents result in the loss of a loved one. These accidents can include any number of causes. From car accidents to medical malpractice, we represent our clients with knowledge, expertise and compassion.

    14 years, 15 cases

  7. Other

I am a fourth generation Montana Lawyer.  My great grandfather and grandfather practiced in Laurel Montana, while I practice with my father in Missoula.  I love Montana because of the people.  Every day, I try and make the world a little better by helping those who need it.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need legal assistance.

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Sworn in before the Montana Supreme Court


Bryan L. Spoon Esq.
800 S. 3rd St. W.
Missoula, MT, 59801

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Posted by Tony | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One Gifted Attorney
I have found myself using more attorneys in my life than I would like. I guess you can say I have been initiated in the court room. I can honestly say that if you are looking for awesome representation, look no further! Bryan Spoon has with no question gone above and beyond what any normal attorney would do. He has always been very easy to get a hold of, polite, friendly, and thorough in his work. Most of all I feel that Bryan is the type of person who is genuinely interested in helping others, that goes along with his awesome spirit. He has really helped me out and won my case. I am very grateful for his services. I would highly recommend Bryan!
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Posted by Debra Wilber | August 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The very best!
I met Bryan after becoming frustrated with another law firm that was hired by me to represent me. After severing my relationship with the first firm I talked to several lawyers looking for someone I felt cared. I spoke to Bryan on the phone and felt like he heard my concerns and understood my frustration. When we met I knew I had found the Lawyer for me. Not only was he hearing me he came up with a plan to resolve my case. With in a little over three months he settled my case. Not only did he stay in contact me his office crew always treated me with respect and caring. In this age of automated answering services and rude office staff I was never left on hold and always treated with the utmost care. If you are looking for the best representation you can find your search is over!
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Posted by Richard Hackett | February 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine character
I have been absolutely impressed with Bryan's drive, intelligence, and genuine sense of values. He is what an attorney should be, someone concerned with ethics and legality and not someone just eager to collect a check from either side. It has been a pleasure working with him and I will definitely recommend him to others.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Helping out with my case
Great guy & Attorney, Bryan and his staff went out of their way to help with my case. Helped me with everything that i had questions on or had problems with my case
Posted by Marc | March 23, 2015
Outstanding Legal Advice & Concern!
Bryan Spoon is amazing! He took our initial consultation and discussed our case over the phone for 30-45 minutes. Above and beyond this he continued to provide legal counsel to us via E-mail in response to my specific questions. He then accompanied my wife and I to an employment grievance meeting, all prior to any exchange of money or entering into a contract or fact he even stated he was swamped and couldn't take on our case, but still took the time to accompany us and represent my wife in her wrongful termination grievance hearing. Spending that kind of time and energy on us showed his true integrity and concern for us...he could have easily just sent us on our way to another lawyer, but knowing the time constraints we were under, he offered to accompany us to the hearing in order to protect my wife's rights and look after her best interests in this meeting. The meeting was far more productive than I believe it would have been if Bryan had not accompanied us. Truly this is a rare characteristic and he has a tremendous amount of integrity to do what he did for us. I would highly recommend him!
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Posted by Tim | March 15, 2015
Great Attorney
Bryan Spoon was very helpful and attentive in the months leading up to the trial. He was always there when I needed him and would always reply to my calls and emails promptly. I was very impressed with Bryan's abilities and passion when dealing with my case from the moment i presented him my case to now even after the trial. I was even more impressed with his skill during the trial because of how he represented me and dealt with the opposing lawyer. I would recommend him to anyone especially those who are seeking council regarding employment.
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Posted by Pat | December 9, 2014
Legal advice
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Bryan on my legal issue. He has provided sound professional advice while being objective, supportive and reassuring. He has helped me to understand the process and requirements of my situation in order to bring about a positive solution. He has demonstrated integrity and legal knowledge that I found essential and invaluable. He has exceeded my expectations and I am glad I called him. I plan to continue our relationship as needed.
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Posted by Brandon | November 5, 2014
Review for Brian Spoon
If you need legal services…Brian is the man for the job. He reached a quick settlement in my favor against odometer fraud. His legal advice is outstanding. He did it for free, and I recommend him to anyone with legal issues. He is responsive, and quick to get the job done.
Posted by Erin | July 18, 2014
A lawyer who truly wants and tries to make a difference!
Although Bryan was unable to represent me in my current situation, he took the time to reach out to his colleagues and share my story. Within about an hour, even though it was already late in the evening, he found an attorney willing to help. Bryan is a compassionate and intelligent attorney and anyone would be lucky to have him represent them!
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Posted by Pleased | February 21, 2014
I would highly recommend Bryan for anyone seeking legal representation.
Bryan represented me in a complex civil action which he ultimately resolved, to my satisfaction, prior to trial. He was excellent at communicating with me at each step of the way. He, and his staff always conducted my matters with professionalism and care. Bryan was an excellent communicator and very accessible. Further, he listened to my concerns and consistently permitted me the opportunity to make informed choices regarding my case and its outcome. Working with Bryan was great because he didn't act like the typical inattentive attorney I have previously worked with. Working with Bryan was further nice because he always approached my case as if it were as important to him as it was to me. I greatly appreciate his help and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Miranda | February 2, 2014
What has two thumbs and strongly recommends Bryan L. Spoon? ...This gal
I am writing this review because I found myself to be very pleased with the legal services provided to me by Bryan Spoon. Bryan helped me deal with a very manipulative and intimidating insurance claims representative I was forced to communicate with after my car was hit in an accident caused by his client. During the entire process, Bryan was professional and reassuring. In addition, Bryan knew I was not able to absorb all the legal costs and he chose to help me for no charge at all. I strongly recommend Bryan's services to anyone in need of a dependable, trustworthy, adept lawyer who ensures his clients receive a fair deal.
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Response from Bryan Spoon February 13, 2014
I appreciate the review, Miranda, but I have to clarify that I do not generally offer pro bono services. Just like every lawyer in Montana, I do some pro bono work, however it is not something I specialize in. Please contact the Montana State Bar for more information on obtaining an attorney pro bono.
Posted by Amanda Richards | November 25, 2013
I would recommind Bryan to everyone
Bryan was very professional and very helpful he would call me back if he found out more information to help my case. He took time to speak with me to help my family
Posted by Clinton | September 5, 2013
Bryan L. Spoon Makes One Feel At Ease and Informed Every Step of The Way!
This attorney is amazing! He will keep you informed and at ease every step of the way. While only in the initial stages with this Missoula, MT attorney, he has been there for me at every turn. When he cannot help me on a certain matter, he then refers me to another professional who can. Thank you Bryan L. Spoon! This is only the beginning of our client/attorney relationship and couldn't have asked for a better scenario!
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Posted by John | May 18, 2013
Incredibly Helpful
Bryan far exceeded my expectations when providing legal assistance. He is very professional and accommodating. He once drove over 200 miles to be in attendance at a due process hearing. There was no fee. He is very accessible and stays in touch via emails including on the weekends. I was very fortunate to be referred to him.
Posted by Isabel | May 16, 2013
Enthusiastic praise for my attorney
Bryan is one of a kind. He is not just a 9-5 attorney. He never fails to return a call, he has dealt with me late into the evening and on weekends. He actively solicits feedback and input and is very thorough in explaining various processes or options. I would have no trouble recommending him to anyone.
Posted by Cody | August 25, 2011
Outstanding serivce and value
I contacted Bryan after multiple attempts to resolve a dispute on my own. I was getting no where and it felt like I would never get a fair resolution to my situation. I felt as if my hands were tied. When I contacted Bryan he immediately reassured me. In a very short time my dispute was resolved. It felt great to have a real advocate working for me and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I found Bryan Spoon's services of great quality and value. Highly recommended.
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Posted by ReNae | August 22, 2011
A man of his words
Bryan will be an asset to anyone that has complex cases, for his wisdom is a plus. He is not like other lawyers, he makes sure your taken care of, and is professional. Thanks Bryan its such a pleasure, and would recommend.
Posted by Bruce | August 19, 2011
Honesty and Integritty
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Bryan was. He, and his entire firm made every effort to deal with every aspect of legal needs with professionalism and compassion. He demonstrated by his actions and level of commitment that he understrood the stress involved in legal actions and made every attempt to help deal with that stress.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Spoon Gordon Ballew, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Spoon Gordon PC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Intern
  • University of Montana-Office of General Counsel
  • 2010 - 2010


  • University of Montana School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (Honors)
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • A.M. Welles, Inc. v. Mont. Materials, Inc., 2015 MT 38
  • Summary judgment vacated, case remanded and fees awarded
  • Ross v. Frenchtown Rural Fire District, et al.
  • $325,000 settlement
  • Bitterroot Farm Mutual Insurance, Inc. v. Riska
  • Confidential Settlement
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  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 2011 - Present
  • Federal District Court for the District of Montana
  • 2011 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • University of Montana Law Review
  • Executive Editor
  • 2010
  • University of Montana Law Review
  • Staff
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to Finish
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2015
  • Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in Montana
  • Premises Liability in Montana
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (17)
Endorse Bryan
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bryan was retained by an insurance carrier to defend claims made by my client. He is a capable attorney who doesn't waste any time when it comes to gaining results for all parties involved. Pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan and I represented codefendants in a matter involving an injury at a detention center. Many unique liability and damage issues. Bryan did an excellent job for his client, was well prepared and insightful, and a pleasure to work with."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is an excellent attorney with a personal and family history of knowledge of the law. I would endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spoon has done some outstanding work in the Missoula legal community. Last year I was called upon to give a second opinion in a case where he had represented the opposing party. His legal reasoning was strong and he had represented his clients interests very well. I am happy to endorse Mr. Spoon."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is an exceptionally bright attorney who fights passionately for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan Spoon is a pillar of the legal community. He is well-respected within the legal community. He is thorough, passionate, and a quick study. I would recommend him to anyone!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spoon is an amazing professional whom I had the joy of interacting with regarding a case he litigated relentlessly. He is intelligent, hard-working, and dedicated to his clients. I would highly recommend him to any potential clients in need of a good employment lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Friend
"Bryan is one of the good guys. He is an attorney you can trust and count on. If you are looking for a lawyer in the Missoula area, he's your man."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is a thoughtful advocate with a solid talent for assessing risk on behalf of his clients. He is also a pleasant attorney to advocate with or against--the hallmark of a good Montana attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bryan Spoon is widely known in the field as a scholar and fierce advocate. In law school, he served as Executive Editor of the Montana Law Review, and did very well in school. Since then, he continually and successfully goes up against powerful lawyers and entities to secure the best possible outcome for his clients. His workhorse ethic, sharp mind, attention to detail, and compassion has earned the respect of not only his clients, but fellow lawyers. I highly recommend Bryan for your legal needs."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Spoon is great at analyzing legal issues, is helpful in our legal community, and demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge of the law. I would have not hesitate to recommend him as attorney to represent your legal interests."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This is a fine attorney. In my experience, he has treated every client with respect and diligence and works hard to ensure resolution. Cooperation and attentiveness to opposing counsel and quick responses allows clients' cases to move forward and actually see a settlement. His common sense and hands on approach are refreshing. I endorse him."
General practice Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Spoon is a very professional and competent attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
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