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Quentin M. Rhoades

Litigation Attorney at Missoula, MT

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Quentin Rhoades attended Montana State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics with honors in 1989 and a Master of Arts degree in American History with high honors in 1992. He then eared a Juris Doctorate degree at University Of Montana School Of Law in 1995. While attending school, Quentin was active as a smoke jumper in states all over the west from 1989 through 1994 and served as an Infantryman in the Montana National Guard.
 
Quentin was admitted to the State Bar of Montana in 1995, after which he served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable John L. Peterson, Chief  Judge, Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana before joining the Missoula law firm of Sullivan & Tabaracci in October, 1997.   He was a principal shareholder in Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C. from 2000 to 2014. In 2015, he co-founded the law firm of Rhoades, Siefert & Erickson, PLLC. In 2016 he was awarded the Peer Review Rating of “Preeminent” from Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard in attorney ratings

Quentin’s practice concentrates on trials and appeals of in state and federal courts. He has a wealth of courtroom experience before both Montana and federal trial and appellate courts. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the Montana Supreme Court; the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; the U.S. Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel; U.S. District Court for the District of Montana; the U.S. Court of Claims, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Immigration Court for the Districts of Montana, Washington and Colorado, and the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals. He has also been admitted to practice pro hac vice before federal courts in the Western District of Arkansas, the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the Western District of Washington, and the District of Minnesota.
 
Quentin’s practice is focused exclusively on litigation, especially in matters to be presented to a jury.  In his early career he emphasis was placed on serving small businesses and individuals with trials and appeals in commercial, real estate, bankruptcy and insurance disputes.  For the last decade his trial practice has expanded to include a substantial practice in personal injury, civil rights, discrimination and criminal defense. 
 
Quentin and his wife Suzanne, having raised their three daughters, now enjoy the best of the Western Montana lifestyle, including hiking, canoeing, backpacking, skiing and mountaineering in Montana and around the Pacific Northwest.  Quentin also competes in USAPL powerlifting, holding a number of Montana state records. 
Licensed for 27 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 07/16/2015

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

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Rhoades, Siefert & Erickson, PLLC
430 Ryman
Missoula, MT, 59802-4249

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Posted by Michael | May 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I HATE lawyers, I LOVE Quentin Rhoades!
My family homesteaded in Montana. We have been here for 7 generations. After retiring from Boeing, I returned to Montana where a group of who I can only call greenie anarchists threatened my life, vandalized my property and sued me multiple times. I hired a number of attorneys to represent me, including some big name types from Montana. Most of them only got my name right on my bill. We (barely) prevailed in the lawsuits filed against us, mostly because of my wife's attention to detail and her amazing memory. I told my wife shortly before we contacted Quentin that we were looking into the abyss. The greenies had forged documents allowing access to our property and after I confronted them with a shotgun had me arrested and charged with 6 felonies (240 years in prison). I have never been in trouble with the law. I held security clearances at the federal level and I was looking at prison for the rest of my life. We then hired Quentin as our previous attorney who told me I was a criminal had quit when I asked that Quentin come on-board. The charges "went away" as what I had done was LEGAL and Quentin pointed that out. The greenies then sued me and my wife. Quentin visited us, spent the night and by morning knew more about my case than I did. He had all the facts and had a response for all of the false accusations. We counter-sued and won over $250,000 in damages (what we asked for) as well as permanent restraining orders against those who sued us. I could not ask for a better attorney AND he is honest. I consider him a rarity in the legal profession, a good, honest, highly competent lawyer. If you are looking for one, look no further, this is the real thing!
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Posted by Nancy M | May 26, 2017
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Great Lawyer!
Great lawyer, good staff, Judges love and respect him. Won us $265,000 in judgments and we were the DEFENDANTS (who counter-sued the bad guys!). Have used him for real estate transactions, easements, etc.
Posted by Jim | May 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Quentin Rhoades
This office is really exceptional. The research, the trial presentation and cross examination was outstanding. Mr. Rhoades was prepared for everything the prosecution brought up and was able to destroy most of the so called expert witnesses presented by the prosecution. I would, and will, use this office of excellent attorneys any time I need legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2017
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Quentin M. Rhoades
I hired Quentin to pursue a claim a negligence claim against a home inspector. Quentin was dogged in pursuit of the inspector, who had left the state, and his insurance company. Through his efforts, I was able to make a full recovery. Quentin only charged me an hourly fee, which ended up costing me much less than a 1/3 or forty percent contingency fee of most other lawyers. I highly recommend Quentin.
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Posted by Gloria | May 19, 2017
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Legal Experience with Atty. Quentin Rhoades
Atty. Rhoades has reviewed and advised me on real estate matters, represented me in the successful sale of a major farm asset, and is currently negotiating on a land sale for me. Atty. Rhoades is very professional, knowledgeable, and trust worthy. I have a great deal of respect for him and view him as a man of integrity.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rhoades, Siefert & Erickson, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sullivan, Tabaracci & Rhoades, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2014

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Montana State University, Bozeman
  • MA - Masters
  • 1992
  • Montana State University, Bozeman
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Associations

  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (5)
Endorse Quentin
Unknown Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rhoades is a talented advocate that can handle the most complex issues."
Litigation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Quentin is an intelligent and diligent attorney. He is extremely successful because he is thorough and professional in all matters involving his clients. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing a competent and capable litigator."
Construction and development
Litigation
Civil rights
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Personal injury

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Missoula Litigation Lawyer Quentin M. Rhoades
Quentin M. Rhoades
Litigation Attorney
Missoula, MT
Licensed for 27 years
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