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Thomas E. Towe

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Mr. Towe is BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Indian law
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Employment class actions
  • Employment law
  • Equal employment opportunity law
  • Intellectual property

Admitted

  • Montana, 1962
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1963
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1965
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1965
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 2002
  • Crow Tribal Court, 2002
  • Fort Peck Tribal Court, 2002
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court, 2002

Education

  • University of Montana, LL.B., with honors, 1962
  • Georgetown University, LL.M., 1965
  • University of Michigan, SJD, candidate

Languages

  • French

Military

  • JAGC Army, 1959-1962, Capt.

Associations and memberships

  • Yellowstone County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana (Member, Federal Court Section)

Representative cases

  • MDL 1206 – Oil Royalty Litigation, Citigroup, Inc.
  • MDL 1354 – Capital Accumulation Plan Litigation
  • Marceau v. Blackfeet Housing Authority, 2008 WL 3876575 (9th Cir.)

Author

  • “Personal Jurisdiction Over Non-Residents & Montana’s New Rule 4B,” Montana Law Review, 1962
  • “Unavoidable Accident Instruction Held Reversible Error in Negligence Actions,” Chapter in Book edited by Melvin Belli, 1962
  • “Criminal Pre-Trial Procedure in France,” Tulane Law Review, 1964
  • “Fundamental Rights in the Soviet Union: A Comparative Approach,” Pennsylvania Law Review, 1967
  • “Natural Law and the Ninth Amendment,” Pepperdine Law Review, 1975
  • “A Growing Awareness of Privacy in America,” Montana Law Review, 1976
  • “Truth and Individual Rights: A Comparison of United States and French Pre-Trial Procedures,” American Criminal Law Quarterly, 1974. (Co-author)

 

Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Turner, P.L.L.P., serves clients in Billings and throughout Montana.