Mark Kovacich and Ben Snipes Earn Best Lawyers in America 2024 Recognition

The firm is proud to announce that the prestigious Best Lawyers in America guide has named Mark Kovacich and Ben Snipes to the list of the nation’s top lawyers for 2024. Both are honored for their work on behalf of plaintiffs in Personal Injury Litigation. This recognition highlights the firm’s commitment to providing high quality […]

Mark Kovacich, Ben Snipes Named Montana’s 2023 Trial Lawyers of the Year

Mark Kovacich and Ben Snipes have been recognized as Trial Lawyers of the Year for 2023 by the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. The two firm partners received the award at the association’s annual conference at the University of Montana School of Law in Missoula last week. The award was established to honor an attorney or […]

Jury Finds Montana Law Firm Liable for $1.5 Million in Malicious Prosecution Claims

KALISPELL, Mont. — Following a five-day trial and five hours of deliberation, a Flathead County jury has found that a local law firm acted maliciously and recklessly in pursuing a bank fraud claim against a West Glacier-based mortgage broker. The jury awarded Deanna McAtee a total of $1.499 million in compensatory and punitive damages against the […]

Firm Provides Update on Impact Fee Litigation

Based on the ongoing class action lawsuit against the city of Whitefish, attorney Mark Kovacich spoke with The Missoulian to give an update on the case’s current standing, emphasizing discrepancies in how the city evaluated the capacity of its water and sewer systems.  The capacity of the system is a critical factor for calculating water […]

Firm Partners Honored Among Nation’s Top 500 Lawyers for Plaintiffs in Litigation

Mark Kovacich, Ben Snipes and Ross Johnson have been named to the list of the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in the nation for 2023 by the Lawdragon legal guide. Lawyers for this guide are selected through the publication’s time-honed process of independent journalistic research and submissions, involving interviews with and research on thousands of […]

Class Action Lawsuit Regarding Fees Leads to City Suing Consultant

In response to litigation alleging that the city of Whitefish has erroneously inflated water and sewer fees, the city has filed a lawsuit against Financial Consulting Solutions Group Inc., the consultant that helped the city determine those fees.   Last year, Kovacich Snipes and Johnson, P.C., filed a class action complaint in Montana federal court alleging […]

Firm Pursuing Class Action Alleging “Unreasonable” Fee Assessments by City

The firm has filed a petition in Montana federal court seeking class certification for a group of Whitefish residents and commercial businesses who claim the city is using erroneous and excessive rates in calculating water and wastewater impact fees. The litigation seeks to recover fees that “exceed the actual impacts that new development, remodels and […]

Montana Supreme Court Affirms $65 Million Verdict in Agriculture Case

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a $65 million jury verdict secured by 25 Montana farmers who did not receive promised payments for harvested hemp crops. The verdict included $56 million in punitive damages as well as compensatory damages against a group of both corporate and individual defendants. The Supreme Court found that the judge […]

Kovacich Snipes Johnson Reestablishes Nationally Recognized Trial Firm in Great Falls

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Attorneys have achieved significant verdicts, settlements in high-profile, important cases GREAT FALLS, Mont. – One of the most successful law firms in Montana has re-established its independent legal practice after a two-year affiliation with another firm. Kovacich Snipes Johnson, P.C., based in Great Falls, has finalized an amicable separation from another law firm with offices […]