Jean E. Faure

Jean E. Faure

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Great Falls, MT

Faure Holden Attorneys at Law, PC
 | 1314 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-452-6500
Fax: 406-452-6503
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (30%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (30%),
  • Schools & Education (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jean Elizabeth Faure is an AV-rated civil trial attorney with 25 years of experience inlabor/employment law, education/school law, and civil litigation. At least 50% of Jean’spractice involves the representation of both public and private employers in connection with all labor and employment-related issues. Jean litigates wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, trade secret, non-compete, Family Medical Leave Act, and ERISA/fiduciary claims. Jean also handles union labor contract negotiations, labor grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practices and other issues under the NLRA. Jean’s school law practice includes students with disabilities, special education/IDEA, student discipline, employment practices (teacher termination), and district operations (bidding, contracts and facilities). In her civil litigation practice, Jean has litigated and tried cases in the area of premises and products liability, insurance coverage, trademark and patent infringement, construction, partnership and shareholder disputes, and estate/probate contests. Jean has tried successfully numerous jury and bench trials in front of the Montana Federal and State district courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. Representative successes include Flexible Lifeline Systems v. Precision Lift, Inc., D. Mont. (preliminary injunction); Liberty Mutual v. Continental Resources, Inc., D. Mont. (defense of declaratory judgment); Farmers Union Insurance v. Brass Craft Mfg, D. Mont. (products liability defense verdict); Roe v. Kornder-Owen, Mont. Supreme Court (defense summary judgment); The Apartment Store v. Mount Vernon Fire Ins., 9th Cir.(defense summary judgment).

    Following law school, Jean clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the 9thCircuit in San Francisco, California and for the Honorable Judge David R. Thompson in San Diego. Jean also served as a Civil Motions Attorney for the Ninth Circuit before returning to Montana. With the firm’s branch offices in Bozeman and Helena, Jean has practiced throughout the state of Montana since 1988.

    About Jean Faure

    Admitted: 1987, Montana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Ranked due to positive feedback from clients and peers alike.  Commentators describe Jean as "an excellent lawyer--very thorough and sensible, with a good understanding of the law.", Labor & Employment, Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers, 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Montana Supreme Court Commission on Practice, 2005 through current. 2011 President, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association; 2015 Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel; 2019 International Association of Defense Counsel

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member, Commission on Practice (appointed by the Montana Supreme Court by election of peers)., 2020

    Representative Clients:

    • Allianz Global Risks USA; Boy Scouts of America; Century Companies; Calumet Refining Co.; Chubb Insurance; Cincinnati Insurance; CUNA Mutual Insurance, Energy West, Inc; Great Falls School District; Great Falls Transit District;  Hi-Heat Industries, Inc.; Meadowlark Country Club; Montana Contractors Compensation Fund; Montana Special Olympics; Pasta Montana; State of Montana, Department of Transportation; Travelers Insurance; United Materials, Inc.; Zurich Insurance.

    Educational Background:

    • M.A. in English Literature (summa cum laude), Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1983
    • B.A. in English (magna cum laude), Carroll College, Helena, MT, 1981
    • J.D. with high honors, University of Montana School of Law, 1986

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    Office Location for Jean E. Faure

    1314 Central Avenue
    Great Falls, MT 59401

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    Last Updated: 11/13/2020

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