Alan J. Lerner

Alan J. Lerner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Kalispell, MT

Lerner Law Firm
 | 128 2nd St. East, P.O. Box 1158
Kalispell, MT 59903-1158
Phone: 406-756-9100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile

Al Lerner is a Montana attorney with more than 40 years in practice.  He graduated from California State University at Northridge in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, in Political Science and received his Juris Doctorate Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1974.  In law school, he was ranked 1st in his class, was the Special Projects Editor for the University of Toledo Law Review and was Co-Director of Student Legal Services.

 Al Lerner is admitted to the following Courts:  all Montana State Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Montana, the United States District Court for the District of Northern California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to his Mountain States Super Lawyers listing, Al Lerner was listed in Who's Who in American Law.  He is AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer rated by Martindale-Hubble. Al Lerner belongs to the Montana State Bar, the Northwest Montana Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.

Al Lerner has a special interest in aviation.  He was an active pilot from 1979 until 2000, accumulating about 1,800 hours of flight time, while holding a Commercial, Multi-Engine Airman's Certificate with an Instrument Rating and a Flight Instructor's Certificate.

About Alan Lerner

Admitted: 1974, Montana

Professional Webpage: http://www.lernerlawmt.com/lerner.php

Honors and Awards:

  • Who's Who in American Law.
  • AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 peer rated by Martindale-Hubble.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, State Bar of Montana, the Northwest Montana Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Admitted Montana State and Federal Courts, 1974
  • Admitted Nonth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1975
  • Admitted Supreme Court of the United States, 1984
  • Admitted United States District Court for the Nothern District of California, 1991

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Some of Al's reported cases are: Westchester Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Keller Transport, Inc., Supreme Court of Montana. 2016 MT 6 --- P.3d ---- 382 Mont. 72, 2016 WL 154989; Hurly v. Lake Cabin Development, LLC, 2012 MT 77, 2012 WL 1187581; Blanton v. Department of Public Health and Human Services, 2011 MT 110, 360 Mont. 396, 255 P.3d 1229; Shattuck v. Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Inc., 2011 MT 229, 362 Mont. 100, 261 P.3d 1021; Walters v. Flathead Concrete Products, Inc., 2011 MT 45, 359 Mont. 346, 249 P.3d 913; Thomas v. Nautilus Ins. Co., 2011 WL 4369496 (D.Mont., September 19, 2011) Yeti by Molly, Ltd. v. Deckers Outdoor Corp., 259 F.3d 1101 (9th Cir., 2001); Burton v. Mountain West Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., 214 F.R.D. 598 (D.Mont., 2003); Hudson v. Edsall v. Odyssey, 30 M.F.R. 462, 466 (D.Mont., 2002); Bell v. Glock, Inc. (USA), 92 F.Supp.2d 1067 (D.Mont., 2000); Ferguson v. Safeco Ins. Co. of America, 342 Mont. 380, 180 P.3d 1164 (Mont., 2008); In re Estate of Bovey, 331 Mont. 254, 132 P.3d 510 (Mont., 2006); Lierboe v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 316 Mont. 382, 73 P.3d 800 (Mont., 2003); Hanson v. Edwards, 301 Mont. 185, 7 P.3d 419 (Mont., 2000); Austin v. Cash, 274 Mont. 54, 906 P.2d 669 (Mont., 1995); Schrammeck v. Federal Sav. & Loan Ins. Corp., 258 Mont. 391, 853 P.2d 702 (Mont., 1993.); Lence v. Hagadone Inv. Co., 258 Mont. 433, 853 P.2d 1230 (Mont., 1993); Sible v. Lee Enterprises, Inc., 224 Mont. 163, 729 P.2d 1271 (Mont., 1986); Gammon v. Gammon, 210 Mont. 463, 684 P.2d 1081 (Mont., 1984); Dybvik v. Dybvik, 201 Mont. 389, 654 P.2d 989 (Mont., 1982); State v. Allies, 190 Mont. 475, 621 P.2d 1080 (Mont., 1980); Van Ettinger v. Pappin, 180 Mont. 1, 588 P.2d 988 (Mont., 1978); State ex rel. Nawd’s T.V. & Appliance Inc. v. District Court of Thirteenth Judicial Dist. In and For Yellowstone County, 168 Mont. 456, 543 P.2d 1336 (Mont., 1975).

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctorate Degree, magna cum laude, University of Toledo College of Law., 1974
  • BA, Political Science, cum laude, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, CA., 1971

Industry Groups

  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association; AAJ
  • Office Location for Alan J. Lerner

    128 2nd St. East
    P.O. Box 1158
    Kalispell, MT 59903-1158

     

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    Last Updated: 1/18/2017

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