John H. Tarlow

John H. Tarlow

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Bozeman, MT

Tarlow Stonecipher Weamer & Kelly, PLLC
 | 1705 West College Street, Bozeman, MT 59715-4913
Phone: 406-586-9714
Fax: 406-586-9720
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Buzz Tarlow is a founding member of Tarlow and Stonecipher, PLLC, His practice is primarily in the construction field representing owners, contractors, architects, insurance companies, engineers, suppliers and subcontractors in many types of matters including construction contracting, licensing, defective construction, and delay and financial dispute cases.

He regularly acts as a mediator in construction disputes and is a member of the National Construction Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. 

Buzz is the only elected member of the American College of Construction Lawyers practicing in the state of Montana.   Additionally, Buzz is an adjunct professor at Montana State University College of Engineering.  

He is the founder of the Montana State Bar Construction Law Section and the Montana Construction Law Institute (an annual construction law conference sponsored by the State Bar of Montana).  He has also held a variety of national leadership positions in the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law.

Buzz has spoken at numerous state-wide and national construction law conferences. He is a 1985 graduate of the Boston University School of Law.

Buzz is also a LEED Green Associate, a licensed pilot and a mandolin, bass and guitar picker.

Certificates and Credentials

About John Tarlow

Admitted: 1989, Montana

Professional Webpage: http://lawmt.com/attorneys/john-h-tarlow/

Honors/Awards:

  • Nominated as a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (inducted in February 2010); 2004 Pro Bono Publico Award - 18th Judicial District - Pro Bono Project; Construction Law Section Appreciation Award-State Bar of Montana; Big Sky Alexis de Jocqueville Society Charter Member; Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed pilot

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Active as construction mediator and arbitrator in the State of Montana Appointed to the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals, Construction Panel Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (inducted February, 2010); only ACCL member in State of Montana; elected to serve as member of the Board of Governors in February, 2014 Founder of Montana State Bar Construction Law Section Founder of Montana Construction Law Institute (an annual statewide construction law conference in association with the State Bar of Montana) AV rating from Martindale Hubbell Fellow of the American Bar Foundation American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry – Co-Chairperson of National Mid-Winter Meeting (2013) Naples, Florida American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Insurance Program, Co-Chair of Chicago 2011 Program; Program Coordinator, Santa Monica 2012 Program American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry - Fellowship Program (Mentor) American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry - Division 1 (Alternative Dispute Resolution) – Chairman of Steering Committee (2010-2012) American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry – Member of Technology Committee (active in organization of American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry podcast program) Montana Interim Legislative Joint Committee of the House and Senate, July 2008 (testified to Committee regarding operation of lien law, insurance and bonding in response to public forum on residential construction defects) Montana Interim Legislative Joint Committee - Residential Construction Working Group, August 2008 (served as consultant to the Committee regarding proposed legislation concerning residential construction defects) State Bar of Montana Professionalism Committee’s New Lawyers’ Workshop 2006, 2010 and 2012, Bozeman, Montana (served on Faculty) State Bar of Montana - Fee Arbitration Panelist - 18th Judicial District - (appointed to serve as a panel arbitrator for a 3-year term, June, 2009 to June, 2012) Moderator of the State Bar of Montana Construction Law Institute (2005 through 2014) U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Green Associate (March, 2012)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Guardian Ad Litem in Gallatin County, Bozeman, MontanaBozeman Help Center (24-hour crisis counseling service) - Former PresidentGallatin County Chapter of MADD - Founding MemberGreater Gallatin United Way (Long-standing Board Member and former Chairman)Montana Council of Boy Scouts of America (former Cub Scout Leader and Assistant Scoutmaster)Family Promise of Gallatin Valley - Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Please see attached Curriculum Vitae

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Please see attached Curriculum Vitae

Representative Clients:

  • Please see attached Curriculum Vitae

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • The only lawyer in Montana to be elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers

Educational Background:

  • B.A. - 1981 - University of Connecticut (with distinction in Economics, cum laude)J.D. - 1985 - Boston University School of Law, 1981

Industry Groups

  • American Arbitration Association
  • American College Of Construction Lawyers
  • Montana Trial Lawyers
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Office Location for John H. Tarlow

1705 West College Street
Bozeman, MT 59715-4913

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Last Updated: 3/26/2019

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