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Matthew J. Kelly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation 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: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Montana Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Construction Litigation: Business, Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Energy & Natural Resources
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 J. Kelly

First Admitted: 2007, Montana

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Educational Background

  • Graduated from University of Wyoming College of Law with Honors, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity

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

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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Forward Montana - Treasurer, 2020
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Office Location for Matthew J. Kelly

1705 West College Street
Bozeman, MT 59715-4913

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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