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J. Wayne Capp, Esq.

Wayne Capp grew up on his parent’s cattle ranch in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley located in western Montana. He attended Montana State University in Bozeman, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Justice and went on to  graduate from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. After a distinguished career of 22 years in law enforcement, Wayne retired from the Montana Department of Justice. He then attended law school at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he was Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Montana Law Review, graduating in 2005.

Wayne is admitted to practice before all Montana State and Federal Courts, as well as the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court. His professional associations include the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Montana, the Western Montana Bar Association, the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers’ Association and the F.B.I. National Academy Associates.

Wayne considers community service to be an important part of his life and volunteers his time to teach bowhunter education for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Missoula-Ravalli Transportation Management Association. He is a past President of the Professional Bowhunters Society.

When not working, Wayne enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including fly-fishing, bowhunting, and golf. Wayne’s hobbies include fly-tying and wood-working.

Email Wayne Capp: wcapp@cjs.legal

Jack Jenks, Esq.

Jack Jenks was raised on the family farm in north-central Montana and attended the University of Montana, graduating with a degree in Finance in 1989.  He graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1993 and entered private practice.  During law school, he was the recipient of the Norman Hanson legal writing award for appellate writing.  Jack is admitted to practice in Montana State and Federal Courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and several Montana Tribal Courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers’ Association, and the Montana Land Title Association.

Jack’s practice is primarily focused on insurance defense, real estate and title insurance matters, commercial transactions and construction matters.  He also provides estate planning services along with handling probate and trust matters.

Jack’s article on insurance bad faith was published in the Montana Law Review: “Picking Up The Pieces: The Excess Insurer’s Bad Faith Cause of Action Against the Primary Insurer,” Montana Law Review, Vol. 54, Pg. 385 (1993).  A selection of his reported cases includes:  Knudsen v. Ereaux, 911 P.2d 835, 275 Mont. 146 (1996); Wiley v. Iversen, 985 P.2d 1176, 295 Mont. 511 (1999); Peterson v. Eichhorn, 189 P.3d 615, 344 Mont. 540 (2008); State v. Butte-Silver Bow County, 220 P.3d 1115, 353 Mont. 497 (2009).

Email Jack Jenks: jjenks@cjs.legal

J. Fred Simpson, Jr., Esq.

Fred Simpson graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1995. Before attending law school, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Idaho.

Since beginning practice in 1995, Fred has developed a broad range of expertise in litigation matters. His practice includes general tort defense, defense of professional negligence claims, insurance coverage, insurance coverage defense, defense of unfair trade practices claims, and real property litigation. He has tried multiple jury trials on a wide range of matters, including personal injury, insurance bad faith, property damage, and professional negligence claims. He has argued multiple appeals before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Montana Supreme Court. Fred is admitted to practice before the Montana State and Federal District Courts, the Montana Supreme Court, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court.

Fred’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, representing individuals and businesses, as well as litigation disputes over insurance coverage. He previously served on the Missoula Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and on the Board Directors of the Missoula Food Bank.

Fred is rated “BV Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer-reviewed rating service.

Email Fred Simpson: fsimpson@cjs.legal

Jodi Wilson

Jodi Wilson grew up in the Helena area, graduating from Capital High School in 2008.  She graduated from Montana State University (MSU) with a Bachelors of Arts in English in 2012.  During her time at MSU and after graduating, Jodi worked at the MSU Office of Disability, Re-entry and Veteran Services, providing students and student veterans with academic accommodations. Jodi moved to Missoula in 2014 to further her education at the University of Montana. Jodi graduated with High Honors from the University of Montana with an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies in May 2016. Jodi is a member of the Montana Association of Legal Assistants (MALA). In her spare time, Jodi enjoys reading, writing, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Email Jodi Wilson: jwilson@cjs.legal