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Matthew B. Thiel

Personal injury Attorney at Missoula, MT

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Thiel Law Office, PLLC

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State MT
    Acquired 1993
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Thiel Law Office, PLLC


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Cindy | April 3, 2021
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Past Lawyer
Matt Thiel is the best Lawyer I have ever worked with. He represented my case with dignity and respect. He also went so far as to research and educate himself on our specific case to understand the complex issues involved. He went above and beyond the call of duty to be there when things were tough and encouraged hope for a conclusion. His commitment to me as a client will always be appreciated.
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Posted by Junaid | April 1, 2021
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Great Work
I really prefer this person because his experience everything.
Posted by Teamsters Union Local 190 | March 15, 2021
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Excellent Labor Attorney
We hired Matt to handle a specialized case and he exceeded our expectations. Since then, we have continued to utilize Matt's knowledge and skill as our attorney. We highly recommend Matt Thiel.
Posted by Mickey | March 14, 2021
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Supportive, professional, and sensible
Mr Thiel is a wonderful. He has represented me before a screening panel in which all allegations were dropped. He is very clear when guides me and explains things very well. He has provided me with excellent professional advice regarding my business operations. I highly recommend Matt Thiel to be a great choice to represent prospective clients.
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Posted by Babette | March 14, 2021
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The help I needed
I had the good fortune to meet Matt through a charitable community event. His genuine compassion and integrity when dealing with others stood out in my memory. When I found myself in need of legal advice, it was his I sought. Through a complex business dispute that involved multiple parties and state and federal agencies, Matt was knowledgeable and informative during the entire process. He was also honest and thoughtful about legal remedies that were available. He helped me navigate the sometimes, daunting tasks and was ultimately responsible for the best possible positive outcome. I have often utilized his advice and services to take a more proactive stance when it comes to legal questions. With Matt as my attorney, I feel assured my business decisions are timely and appropriate. And the peace of mind gained regarding estate planning and family law matters is immeasurable. No one wants to go through life’s inevitable legal challenges, and it’s especially difficult to find someone you can trust to put all of their effort into getting you through it. I have recommended Matt to many of my friends and business associates, knowing he would approach each case with same professionalism he has shown me. I highly recommend his services to others and I am comforted to know he’s there for me if the need arises.
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Posted by Nicolai | March 13, 2021
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President of U.F.C.W.Local 4 Union
Matt is very well versed in the each field of law he practices in. He has great concern for the well-being of his Clients. He is attentive and patient when providing legal advice.
Posted by Wolfgang | March 13, 2021
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Highly professional and very effective
Matt was instrumental in providing me with sound legal guidance and effective assistance in an employment related case against the State of Montana. Matt's superb expertise in employment law, knowledge of state practices and valuable advice ensured that my case was resolved satisfactorily and with a minimum of expense avoiding lengthy litigation. Matt has also assisted me with a last will and testament and again I was very pleased with his and his office's services. I have always been very impressed with Matt's professionalism, calm demeanor, and results oriented counseling.
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Posted by Dean | January 21, 2019
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Wonderful experenced Lawyer
Matt is a brilliant and likeable attorney. He certainly knows estate law and has the ability to work through the situation for the most optimal outcome for his client. He is very down to earth; listens well; asks insightful questions and is definitely not arrogant. My probate case went on for several years and split off with other issues. Matt hung in there with me when another lawyer helping me in Denver died in the mist of the case, Matt got up to speed so I could continue to the finish line. What’s funny I live in Colorado and all these years since 2009, have never met Matt, yet I know him well. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for a solid, world class-smart, non-nonsense attorney.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Thiel Law Office, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Smith & Thiel
  • 1995 - 2006
  • Attorney Owner
  • Thiel Law Office
  • 1993 - 1995


  • University of Montana
  • JD - Juris Doctor, with honors
  • 1993
  • University of Montana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Mercer (Union Square Apartments) v. McGee, 346 P.2d 484 (Mont. 2008)
  • Award in favor of Plaintiffs affirmed


  • Academy of Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Montana State Bar
  • Chair, Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Montana State Bar
  • Trustee
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Montana Law Review
  • Editor-In-Chief, Spring Edition
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Montana Law Review
  • Associate Editor, Winter Edition
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Montana Law Review
  • Staff Member
  • 1991 - 1992
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firms in Montana, First-Tier Firm Rankings
  • US News & World Report
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • Best student contribution to Law Review
  • Justin Miller
  • 1993
  • Outstanding member Law Review
  • Scribes
  • 1993
  • National Honorary
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • 1985
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Montana
  • 2000
  • Montana Law Review
  • Defining Appropriate Criteria for the Public Employee Strike Injunction in Montana
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Fundamentals of Employment Law
  • Fundamentals of Labor Law
  • 2010
  • CLA Short Course Review
  • Estates & Trusts
  • 2009
  • CLA Short Course Review
  • Probate, Estate and Guardianship
  • 2007
  • Annual Montana Labor Relations Conference, 2005 to present
  • Labor Law
  • 2005
  • MALA Conference
  • Handling the Automobile Injury Claim in Montana, for the Legal Support Professional
  • 2002
  • Adjusting the Automobile Injury Claim in Montana
  • 2000
  • Strategies For Handling Low Impact Connective Tissue Auto Cases
  • Seminar Co-Chair, MTLA Seminar
  • 2000
  • Elder Law Issues
  • Guardianship & Conservatorships
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is kind and conscientious and fair."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a diligent and experienced lawyer."
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Missoula Personal injury Lawyer Matthew B. Thiel
Matthew B. Thiel
Personal injury Attorney
Missoula, MT
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available