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Missoula attorney Dave Steele was born and raised in Colorado. Dave received his B.A. in Political Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law.
While attending law school in Missoula, Dave Steele worked as a prosecutor for the Missoula City Attorney’s office, and clerked for the Honorable Robert H. Whaley, U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Washington, and for the Honorable Jeremiah C. Lynch, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of Montana, as a clinical intern.
As a shareholder at Geiszler Steele PC, Dave assists both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of legal matters. He has been named an AV-Preeminent attorney by his peers, the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. His practice includes advising clients about business and commercial transactions and litigation, insurance matters and coverage, real estate and property transactions, construction contracts and disputes, wills, trusts and estates, and other civil litigation matters. Dave is admitted to practice in all Montana State Courts and all United States District Courts in Montana. He is a member of the Western Montana Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the State Bar or Montana. Dave currently serves on the executive board (Secretary/Treasurer) for the State Bar of Montana, and is also a former Trustee. He has been nominated and elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He also serves as Justice of the Peace Pro Tem for Missoula County, Montana.
Prior to his legal career, Dave was a professional mountain and river guide, worked as a mountaineering and climbing instructor and ski patroller in Colorado, Utah and California, and as program manager for the Colorado Outward Bound School's international sea kayaking program in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Dave greatly enjoys spending time outdoors with his friends and family.
|Shareholder/Owner||Geiszler Steele, PC||2012 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Geiszler & Froines, PC||2008 - 2012|
|Clinical Intern||United Stated District Court, D. Mont.||2007 - 2007|
|Trial Intern||City Attorneys Office, Missoula, Montana||2007 - 2008|
|Clinical Intern||United States District Court, E. Dist Washington||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montana State Bar||President-Elect||2021 - Present|
|American Bar Foundation||Fellow||2016 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Montana State Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|Montana State Bar||Secretary/Treasurer||2019 - 2021|
|State Bar of Montana||Trustee||2016 - 2019|
|Western Montana Bar Association||President||2014 - 2015|
|Western Montana Bar Association||Director||2012 - 2019|
|Montana Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - 2019|
|University of Montana School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Fort Lewis College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|New Lawyers Workshop||Professionalism and Ethics||2021|
|St. Patrick's Day CLE||Still Hazy - An introduction to the legal landscape of representing clients in the Cannabis Industry||2019|
|New Lawyers Workshop - State bar Annual Meeting||Effectively Representing Clients||2019|
|New Lawyers Workshop||Maintaining quality and effective professional and client relationships||2016|
|Darty v. Conrnish, et. al.||Affirmed on Appeal|
|In Re Estate of Laura Jean Kelly, Anne Marie Reader v. Kevin Kelly and Lisa Kelly||Affirmed on Appeal|
|Loken Builders, Inc. v. Sharon Boyce||Unanimous Jury Verdict. Affirmed on Appeal.|
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