James G. Edmiston

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Billings, MT

Edmiston & Colton Law Firm
 | 310 Grand Avenue, Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-259-9986
Fax: 406-259-1094
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Attorney Profile

James G. Edmiston is a founding partner of the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton. From the firm's office in Billings, Montana, he represents clients from throughout the state. During a career that has spanned more than three decades, he has developed his practice around personal injury and wrongful death litigation, focusing on cases where his clients have been injured by the negligence of others in cases involving car crashes, commercial vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. He also assists people who have been denied their rightful benefits under their employer's workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

A Montana native from the Flathead Valley, Mr. Edmiston helps people to navigate complex insurance systems. He is admitted to practice before all Montana state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Edmiston developed his work ethic early in life as an undergraduate at the University of Montana. He graduated with honors in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. Building upon that success, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law in 1982. He became licensed to practice law the same year.

Mr. Edmiston has developed a professional network that extends throughout the state and beyond, helping him to keep up-to-date in his practice areas. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the American Association for Justice, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the Yellowstone Area Bar Association. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his track record and superb ethics, Mr. Edmiston has received an AV Distinguished peer-review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Workers' Compensation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2013, 2015 - 2020

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About James Edmiston

Admitted: 1982, Montana

Professional Webpage: https://www.yellowstonelaw.com/About/James-G-Edmiston.shtml

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Montana, 1979
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Yellowstone County Bar Association, Member  
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982  
  • Montana Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Educational Background:

  • University of Montana, B.A., With Honors, Major: Accounting/Business Administration, 1979
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Office Location for James G. Edmiston

310 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59101

Phone: 406-259-9986

Fax: 406-259-1094

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Last Updated: 2/14/2020

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