Mark M. Kovacich

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Great Falls, Montana

Kovacich Snipes Johnson PC
Mark M. Kovacich
Kovacich Snipes Johnson PC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Class Action & Mass Torts, Environmental Litigation; view more

Licensed in Montana since: 1999

Education: The University of Montana School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008, 2011 - 2013
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Kovacich Snipes Johnson PC

21 3rd Street North
Suite 301
Great Falls, MT 59401 Visit website


Licensed to practice in Montana since 1999, Mark M. Kovacich serves as an attorney at the law firm Kovacich Snipes Johnson, P.C. With his office based in Great Falls, Montana, Mr. Kovacich serves clients throughout the state. He focuses his practice primarily on personal injury cases such as construction accidents and catastrophic injuries.

Mr. Kovacich graduated with honors from Montana Tech – University of Montana, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering in 1996. Later in 1999, he completed his legal education at the University of Montana’s Alexander Blewett III School of Law, from where he earned his Juris Doctor with honors. 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.

In his past 22 years of law practice, Mr. Kovacich has handled complicated civil litigation cases concentrating on personal injury and workers’ compensation. In his previous firm, he represented plaintiffs in cases including environmental litigation, workplace litigation, product liability and toxic torts. Additionally, he has worked as a lawyer representative at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Selected to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Mr. Kovacich was also the recipient of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association’s (MTLA) Appellate Advocacy Award. He was named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the MTLA multiple times. He holds memberships in several legal bodies, including the MTLA, the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Montana and The National Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Kovacich has obtained millions of dollars worth of settlements on behalf of his clients. His professionalism in the field of law practice has resulted in him being rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Environmental Litigation

Focus areas

Asbestos, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Toxic Torts, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20% Environmental Litigation

First Admitted: 1999, Montana

Professional Webpage:

  • Graduate, With Honors
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Montana Lawyers
  • MTLA Appellate Advocate of the Year, 2008 and 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016 - 2018  
  • Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2014 - 2018
  • MTLA Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2005
  • Benchmark Plaintiff, Local Litigation Star, 2012
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star 2008, 2011 and 2012
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nation’s Top One Percent, 2015-2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2000-Present; Board Member since 2012; President, 2019-2020 
  • Cascade County Bar Association, 2000-Present
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Lawyer Representative, 2017–2019
  • American Association for Justice, Montana State Delegate, 2017 – Present; Member, 2000-Present; Member of Board of Governors, 2019-Present 
  • National Trial Lawyers, Member, 2011-Present
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008
  • Montana, 1999
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Gamble v. Sears, 160 P.3d 537 (Mont. 2007)
  • Christian v. Atlantic Richfield Company, 358 P.3d 131 (Mont. 2015)
  • Daniels v. Anaconda Minerals Co, WL 848408 (D. Mont. 2011)
  • Sunburst v. Texaco, 165 P.3d 1079 (Mont. 2007)
  • Daniels v. Anaconda Minerals Co., 09-35438 (9th Cir. 2010)
  • Nelson v. Cenex, 181 P.3d 619 (Mont. 2008)
  • Montana v. BNSF Ry. Co., 623 F.3d 1312 (9th Cir. 2010)
Representative Clients:
  • Citizens of Helena
  • Citizens of Libby
  • City of Livingston & Citizens of Livingston
  • Citizens of North Havre
  • Sunburst School District & Citizens of Sunburst
  • Citizens of Opportunity
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Pretrial Tactics and the Use of Experts, Montana Trial Lawyers Association Fall Seminar, 2011
  • Safe Place to Work Litigation, Montana Trial Lawyers Association Winter Seminar, 2010
  • Seminar of the Masters' Remedies in Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Environmental Torts and Damages, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana, Law Review: Public Land & Resources Law Review, 1997 - 1999
Educational Background:
  • Colstrip High School, Colstrip, Montana, Honor: Valedictorian, 1991
  • Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, Montana, B.S., Honors: With Honors, Major: Environmental Engineering, 1996

Office location for Mark M. Kovacich

21 3rd Street North
Suite 301
Great Falls, MT 59401

Phone: 406-300-3352


10 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2008, 2011 - 2013

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