Donald D. Sommerfeld


Practice areas


  • Montana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1980


  • University of Montana, J.D., 1979
  • Montana State University, B.S. with honors, 1974


  • Portuguese

Associations and memberships

  • Yellowstone County Bar Association
  • Yellowstone Valley Claimants Attorneys (Member, Board of Directors, 1981-1984)
  • Montana State Bar Association
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Section on Litigation)
  • American Bar Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Special agencies

  • N.L.R.B. Human Rights Commission (State of Montana)
  • Employment Relations Division and Workers’ Compensation Division (State of Montana)

Representative cases

  • Farmers Alliance Mutual Ins. Co. v. Holeman, 924, P.2d 1315 (1996)
  • Farmers Alliance Mutual Ins. Co. v. Holeman, 961, P.2d 114 (1998)


  • Initial Considerations Chapter, Trial Advocacy, NBI, 1991
  • “Trial of the Case – Plaintiff’s Perspective,” Automobile Injury Cases, NBI, 1994


  • “Trial Advocacy in Montana,” Montana CLE Seminar, NBI, 1991
  • “Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Montana,” Montana CLE Seminar, NBI, 1994

Towe, Ball, Mackey, Sommerfeld & Gosch, serves clients in Billings and throughout Montana.