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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, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana and the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers’ 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

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. Fred is a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation.

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

Email Fred Simpson: fsimpson@cjs.legal