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William Edward Rideg

Business Attorney at Missoula, MT

4.6   22 reviews

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

By delivering thoughtful, compassionate legal representation, William E. Rideg will help clients through the difficult times in their lives. He will carefully explain complex legal concepts in plain English, helping clients shape critical decisions that will have a great affect on the outcome of their case. William is also a skilled mediator, who can offer alternative dispute resolution to complex issues, or if need be, he can also provide aggressive representation for clients at trial or on appeal.

Education and Experience

William completed his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Montana, earning a Bachelor’s of Science, as well as a Master’s of science degree. William studied law and graduated from the University of Montana School of Law, and is a proud member of the Montana State Bar Association, the Western Montana Bar Association, and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. William also serves on the Board of several Missoula area organizations, including Animeals, The Humane Society of Western Montana Legislative Committee, Footloose Montana, and The Nine Mile Wildlife Workgroup. William opened Rideg Law Office in 2011 in Missoula to serve the needs of Missoula area residents.

Practice Areas

Attorney William E. Rideg is a Missoula lawyer who offers comprehensive and trustworthy legal representation throughout the Western Montana area, and maintains a law office in Missoula. He provides legal services in matters concerning business/employment law, family law, animal law, and personal injury.

Licensed for 11 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/14/2022

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

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William Edward Rideg
523 S. Orange
Missoula, MT, 59801

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Tina | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Termination
I highly recommend William Rideg. Mr. Rideg was HONEST, professional and extremely intuitive during my wrongful termination case. He truly cares and has empathy for his clients from day one! Thank you for all you help William!
Posted by Addie | April 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Absolutely recommend
William Rideg went absolutely above and beyond for me. I requested an employment contract review and he was professional and very prompt with his reply, allowing me to respond to my employer quickly. He eased my stress and provided explanations that were clear and easy to understand. I will certainly reach out to him with any legal questions or concerns in the future, and I highly recommend to others!
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Posted by sally | April 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Bill Rideg because of his expertise in employment law, knowledge of community and state, and his strong communication skills. During the many months he provided us with legal counsel, he was always timely, thoughtful, committed and trustworthy. Thanks to his counsel, our case was resolved satisfactorily and in a timely manner.
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Posted by Peter | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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501c3 Set Up
We hired Bill to help us set up a 501c3 in Missoula, MT. Bill made sure we were approved and up and running in record time, and for a very reasonable cost - important given we're a non-profit. Bill is not just thorough, thoughtful and patient, but a rare, friendly legal mind. He is now our go to legal counsel and first call.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Wrongful Termination and Employment
We consulted with Mr. Rideg regarding an extended employment and wrongful termination situation. Thanks to his help, we have been able to resolve the issue with confidence. Throughout, he was timely, responsive and provided clear and well informed legal guidance. We felt he took time to understand our situation and that he genuinely cared about the outcomes. Mr. Rideg was professional, ethical, candid and very generous with his time.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Start Up
I hired Mr. Rideg to help with the start-up of my business in Missoula, MT. He clearly explained differing business structures, the advantages and disadvantages involved, and drafted the paperwork to establish my business. He was, and remains available for my questions regarding future growth and how to oversee my employees, and all the facets of my new enterprise. I would recommend him for helping start a new business or any employee-employer related issues.
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Posted by robin | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
absolutely satisfied
Not only did Mr Rideg accept my case at no charge, he spent a good deal of time attending several court dates and working with the prosecution to lessen my charges in a much desired plea agreement. He was extremely professional, kept ongoing communication with me throughout and was very knowledgable & helpful with explaining the proceedings and what to anticipate at each court date, which I greatly appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Montana Employment Law
Mr Rideg provided experienced, professional counsel on an employment issue for a non-profit organization. He thoroughly understood both the law and the employment related issues in question. He provided appropriate and clear guidance that allowed the organization to move forward, towards resolution. We highly recommend Mr. Rideg.
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Posted by John | January 24, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attorney Peer Review
Bill Rideg is an excellent attorney that I highly recommend to family, friends and those in need of high quality legal representation. Bill is personable, thorough, and works extremely hard for his clients to obtain the best outcome he can for them. If you are seeking legal representation, you will be very pleased with having selected Mr. Rideg.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Wise, Upstanding
Having benefited greatly from consultation with Mr. Rideg in the past, he was our first choice to hire when we needed help. He works above/beyond for his clients, and he gets results. Even more than that, though, his integrity, reliability and compassion give you the inherent reassurance that you are getting the representation you need and deserve. We recommend him most highly, and without reservation.
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Posted by Luke | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Rideg
One of the most intelligent people I've ever met. Very grounded, and attentive to every detail. I always felt I was in good hands. He took care of my case thoroughly and expeditiously. I strongly recommend using William Rideg to anyone who needs an excellent lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2015
Reliable, consistent, efficient & effective
William Rideg helped me navigate divorce and post-dissolution settlements, including issues of child custody, over the course of three years. He was supremely professional: highly knowledgeable, always quick to respond to my questions/needs, and, perhaps most notable, guided by admirable and reassuring integrity. I trusted him completely, and he delivered consistently. I recommend him very highly, and without reservation.
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Posted by Vicky | February 25, 2015
Wrongful termination case
I recently hired William Rideg to advise and represent me in a wrongful termination case. He was very personable, prompt, well informed and very considerate during every step of the case. It was indeed a pleasure dealing with such a considerate professional. Needless to say, I won my case. Should I be in need of a lawyer in the future, Mr. Rideg will be my first call. Vicky M
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2014
Truly Cares About his Clients and will Fight for Justice
Mr. Rideg acted as co-counsel for my case involving a cop shooting and killing my dog. I was able to get a settlement and closure because of his hard work and diligence. I called attorneys all over the state and he was the only one to step in and take my case, because the other attorneys did not see a value in my dog. He has a passion for helping people and animals. I would highly recommend him because he works hard for his clients and truly cares about their well being.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2013
Dissolution of marriage and child custody paper work
Mr. Rideg helped me through my paperwork for a messy divorce and child custody hearing. He was very professional, and also warm and kind! He was understanding of my difficult circumstances and I felt he cared about my case. I really appreciate all of the hard work and effort he put into my case! I felt like he was very fair towards me in regards to cost! He also made sure that he did his best to explain things out to me and to answer my question, which I had a ton of! Thank you William Rideg for all of your efforts and help!
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Posted by marzipan812 | December 8, 2013
I tip my hat to you, Mr. Rideg!
I hired William for a child custody case regarding my 3 year old son, Riley. From the beginning, when I was calling around to others lawyers to get estimates for retaining fees, Bill was the only one who answered the phone and spoke to me directly, or if I left a message, he would call me back the same day. At the time I was watching 2-3 children during the day so it was hard for me to make it to his office, so he came to my home which was extremely helpful! Mr. Rideg is an extremely efficient and knowledgable attorney and made me feel so much better about the situation. Another thing I appreciated very much is that he was very prompt to answer phone calls or reply to emails. He genuinely cares about his clients and will do anything to make sure you get the best legal representation possible. I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for me. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone I know!
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2013
Real estate transaction
Mr. Rideg handled a fairly complex real estate transaction involving the sale of my family's farmland. He was knowledgeable in respect to covservation easements, and water and mineral rights. He was professional and great to work with.
Posted by john | November 20, 2013
Honest, Hardworking and Fair. Not your typical lawyer
First hired Mr. Rideg (Bill) several years back for a landlord tenant dispute which he helped us with, we were very pleased, he has since helped us with several other legal issues that have come up and Bill is always extremely professional but with a very comforting, reassuring attitude that just really puts us at ease which is very important to us because if you have to call a lawyer it seems to be usually over stressful issues. We would recommend Bill to anyone and we will continue to use him for all of our legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2013
Outstanding Professional
William Rideg is a true professional, well spoken and respected attorney. I have retained him for several different business matters and he continues to impress me with his in-depth knowledge of the law and his sincere desire to find the best possible solution always putting the client first. Mr. Rideg is diligent and thorough in his work, promptly responsive to my questions, knowledgeable, and does an excellent job keeping me up to date throughout the process. He takes pride in providing personal attention and communication with outstanding character, integrity, compassion, and competence. Mr. Rideg is a consummate professional, I recommend him without reservations
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Posted by SJT | October 19, 2013
Exceptional Representation
Attorney William Rideg provides exceptional representation. A consummate professional, he took on my case and handled it with extreme skill and experience. I have worked with a plethora of legal teams in many different capacities and Attorney William Rideg sets an incredibly high standard in comparison. He makes himself readily available to his clients and takes the time to explain, in detail, the processes, keeping you abreast of case-related matters and developments. If you are seeking counsel, I strongly encourage you to consider Attorney William Rideg, having a grandfather who served over a judge and several relatives as attorneys, the passion and commitment he demonstrates is rare to find. I will continue to seek his counsel in the future and give him my highest recommendation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Rideg Law Office
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Montana
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2007
  • University of Montana
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a thoughtful, diligent and creative attorney. He works hard for his clients and obtains good results."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill for almost ten years now. Bill is an outstanding attorney who consistently goes above and beyond to deliver results for his clients. I would have no problem recommending Bill to any of my closest family or friends."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill is an honest, hard-working and diligent attorney. I would highly recommend him for any legal need you may have."
Animal law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I collaborated with Bill on a case involving the shooting of a beloved dog by an officer. The matter settled without litigation and quite fairly. Working with Bill made representation of the mutual client successful and educational. I endorse him."
Landlord or tenant
Contracts and agreements
Personal injury
Animal law
Litigation

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Missoula Business Lawyer William Edward Rideg
William Edward Rideg
Business Attorney
Missoula, MT
Licensed for 11 years