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About me

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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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    6 years, 115 cases
  2. Car Accident: 20%
    6 years, 30 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Slip and Fall: 10%
  5. Employment: 10%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33-45%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Martin W. Judnich

    Bryan is an excellent attorney with a personal and family history of knowledge of the law. I would endorse him.


    Martin Judnich DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bradley J. Jones

    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.


    Bradley Jones Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2015
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardAvvo2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSpoon Gordon Ballew, PLLP2011 - Present
InternUniversity of Montana-Office of General Counsel2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsN/A2011 - Present
Federal District Court for the District of MontanaN/A2011 - Present
Montana State BarN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Montana Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ross v. Frenchtown Rural Fire District, et al.$325,000 settlement
Bitterroot Farm Mutual Insurance, Inc. v. RiskaConfidential Settlement
Knudsen v. Missoula Indian CenterConfidential Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA JournalState Survey of Chemical Product Litigation: Montana2015
University of Montana Law ReviewState v. Hilgendorf2010
University of Montana Law ReviewExecutive Editor2010
University of Montana Law ReviewStaff2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt UniversityHonors English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Montana School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Expert Witnesses: Using Montana Court Rules to Your AdvantageLaying the Foundation for Impeachment During Deposition2016
Expert Witnesses: Using Montana Court Rules to Your AdvantageAdmission Hurdles for Expert Testimony2016
Expert Witnesses: Using Montana Court Rules to Your AdvantageApplying the Rules of Evidence to Expert Reports2016
Plaintiff's Personal Injury from Start to FinishPersonal Injury Litigation2015
Litigating Slip, Trip and Fall Cases in MontanaPremises Liability in Montana2014