Jason S. Ritchie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Billings, MT

Ritchie Manning Kautz PLLP
 | 175 North 27th Street, Suite 1206
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-601-1400
Fax: 406-545-0412
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Jason S. Ritchie is a partner with Ritchie Manning Kautz PLLP law firm in Billings, Montana. Widely regarded as one of the top attorneys in the entire country, Mr. Ritchie provides exceptional representation to clients throughout Montana who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·       Labor and employment law

    ·       Construction disputes

    ·       Personal injury

    ·       Bank bad faith and lender liability

    ·       Intellectual property

    ·       Real estate

    ·       Agriculture

    ·       Contracts

    ·       Corporate duties and shareholder derivative suits

    ·       Health care law

    ·       Wills and estates

    Along with advocating on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts across his region, Mr. Ritchie also provides invaluable counsel to companies and employers regarding all aspects of their employment relationships as well as their daily operations, regulatory compliance issues and other matters. He also has extensive experience representing his clients in various administrative hearings.

    Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Mr. Ritchie maintains a firm and unwavering focus on his clients' needs while helping them to protect their rights and interests at all turns. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America© as well as designation from Chambers and Partners USA as being among America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Labor and Employment law.

    A native of Idaho, Mr. Ritchie earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Carroll College in Helena in 2001. He then attended the University of Alexander Blewett III School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, with honors, in 2004. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Ritchie has numerous publications to his credit, and he has conducted many lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics. He is also an active member of the American Bar Association and the Yellowstone Area Bar Association as well as the State Bar of Montana.

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    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business Litigation
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
    Focus Areas

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    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 12 years

    Rising Stars: 2008 - 2019

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    About Jason Ritchie

    Admitted: 2004, Montana

    Professional Webpage: https://www.rmkfirm.com/jason-ritchie/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Employment & Labor
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Labor Law—Management—Billings, Montana
    • The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law—Individuals, Employment Law—Management, Labor Law—Management, Labor Law—Union, Litigation—Labor and Employment
    • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Montana
    • State Bar of Montana, Member
    • State Bar of Montana, Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Montana Supreme Court Stresses Right of Privacy in Employment Records,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, November 2013
    • “Statute of Limitations for Wage Claims, Punitive Damages for Constructive Discharge Claims and Supervisor Liability Clarified by Montana Supreme Court,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, December 2013
    • “FMLA Self-Audit: Are You in Compliance?” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, May 2015
    • “Overtime Pay Exemptions to Change Pursuant to President Obama’s Directive, Employers’ Lawyers Blog, March 2014
    • “Keep Good Payroll Records to Defend Wage Claim,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, April 2014
    • “Hot Tips for FMLA Compliance and Curbing Abuse,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, May 2014
    • “FMLA Regulations to Be Revised to Include Same-Sex Spouses on Place of Celebration,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, July 2014
    • “Montana Q&A,” Lexology Navigator – MT, January 2016
    • “Do’s and Don’ts of Documentation,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, July 2015
    • “Top Tip For The New Year: Train Your Supervisors,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, January 2016
    • “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow – Tips For Negotiating Employee Separations,” Business and Legal Resources, Inc.- MT, July 2016
    • “Unique Montana Employment Laws (reworked parts of other articles/memos),” Business and Legal Resources, Inc.- MT, January 2016
    • “HR Manager Fired After Complaining to Supervisors About Pay Practices Has FLSA Anti-Retaliation Claim,” Business and Legal Resources, Inc.- MT, February 2016
    • “Public Sector Union Agency Fees Still Alive,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, March 2016
    • “Ten Tricky Montana Wage and Hour Questions,” Business and Legal Resources, Inc.- MT, March 2016
    • “Fired HR Manager Has FLSA Anti-Retaliation Claim,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, April 2016
    • “Insurance Liability When Employee Injured Using Personal Vehicle,” Business and Legal Resources, Inc.- MT, April 2016
    • “Five Tricky Wage and Hour Questions,” Employers’ Lawyers Blog, May 2016
    • “Getting Rid of a Manager in Montana,” Business and Legal Resources, Inc. – MT, May 2016
    • “An Employer, Employee, and Union Walk Into A Courtroom: Five Lessons Learned,” Business and Legal Resources, Inc.- MT, July 2016
    • “FMLA Master Class” 2011-2016
    • “Top Cop’s Wrongful Discharge Case Busted,” Business and Legal Resources, Inc.- MT, August 2016
    • “50 Employment Laws in 50 States,” Montana sections, M. Lee Smith Publishers and Printers, Contributing Author, 2004 – Present
    • “FLSA Training,” 2015, 2016
    • “The New FMLA Regulations that Affect Your Workplace,” 2011
    • “Medical Marijuana at Work,” 2010 and 2011
    • “Employment Law Update,” 2011
    • “What Employers Need To Know About Discrimination,” 2007, 2011, 2015
    • “Avoiding Wrongful Discharge,” 2005-2016
    • “Discipline, Documentation and Discharge – Avoiding Claims and Lawsuits,” 2011-2016
    • “FMLA Update: Tricky Compliance Issues,” The Seminar Group Annual L&E Seminar March 2016
    • “New DOL Overtime Rule,” Yellowstone County CPAs, October 2016
    • “Workforce Union Organizing Training,” July, 2016
    • “Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Training,” 2013-2016
    • “What You Need to Know as an Employer in the Bar Business,” Montana Tavern Association, September 2016
    • “New DOL Overtime Rule,” Rocky Mountain Bank, September 2016
    • “New DOL Overtime Rule,” Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance, October 2016

    Educational Background:

    • Carroll College, B.A, Business Administration, 2001
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    175 North 27th Street
    Suite 1206
    Billings, MT 59101

    Phone: 406-601-1400

    Fax: 406-545-0412

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