Matthew J. Kelly

Matthew J. Kelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Energy & Natural Resources 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 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Energy & Natural Resources (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Matt J. Kelly has a broad civil and commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on oil and gas law, construction litigation, and class actions. Matt regularly practices in state and federal courts in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

    In his oil and gas practice, Matt represents royalty owners, working interest owners, landowners, and governmental entities. He has represented clients in matters ranging from hundreds of dollars to tens of millions of dollars. These matters include transactional and litigation matters including leasing, surface use agreements, royalty payment issues, environmental damage matters, lease covenant breaches, and lease forfeiture.

    In his construction litigation practice, Matt represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and almost all other types of companies and individuals in the construction industry.

    Through his other practices, Matt developed an interest and gained experience in class actions. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases, ranging from oil and gas matters, to employment cases, to consumer protection cases.

    Matt is currently on the Board of Forward Montana and was a co-founder of the Wyoming Conservation Corps. He has published articles relating to the construction industry. He has also presented several times on topics relating to both construction and also oil and gas law.

    White Papers

  • State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing, Wyoming Second Edition, Volume I (2017) - Failure to comply with state licensing laws could derail a construction, engineering or architecture project and even put licenses and payments in jeopardy. Mr. Kelly has authored the Wyoming Chapter. 

  • About Matthew Kelly

    Admitted: 2007, Montana

    Professional Webpage: http://lawmt.com/attorneys/matt-j-kelly/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Licensed in Wyoming since 2007, 2007
    • Licensed in Colorado, currently inactive., 2007
    • Licensed in Montana, 2011
    • Licensed in North Dakota  , 2014

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Forward Montana - Treasurer, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "The Use of Montana Oil and Gas Liens", Presenter, Current Topics in Construction Law - Get Paid with Black Gold: , State Bar of Montana, Construction Law Section, CLE, Construction, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • Graduated from University of Wyoming College of Law with Honors, 2007
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    Office Location for Matthew J. Kelly

    1705 West College Street
    Bozeman, MT 59715-4913

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    Last Updated: 3/21/2020

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