Legal Elite Awards 2020

US BUSINESS NEWS / 2020 Legal Elite Awards 11 , Best Personal Injury Practice - Montana Regarding the internal culture in place here at Heenan & Cook, they are very much team-based and collaborative so with everyone working on a client’s file, they are able to ensure that they are all advancing towards a resolution. Looking ahead to what the future holds, the team at Heenan & Cook intend to carefully select the clients that they can work with, while also maximizing the value of their cases through aggressive prosecution. Company Name: Heenan & Cook Contact Name: John Heenan Telephone: 406 839 9091 Address: 1631 Zimmerman Trail, Billings, MT 59102 Web: As a renowned firm in the area of personal injury law, Heenan & Cook have developed a reputation for excellence in both settlement negotiations and in litigation, both of which demand an acute understanding of our clients and their personal experiences. Typically, the firm represents seriously injured people across Montana, including prosecuting in consumer protection cases such as consumer class actions. In recent years, the team have handled multiple cases involving child sexual abuse against schools and religious organizations. Due to the lobbying of the firm and clients, the Montana legislature extended the statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims. As a law firm, Heenan & Cook understand more than just personal injury and the pursuit of compensation in court. Rather they truly understand their clients’ medical and financial challenges, as well as the issues that are unique to rural communities throughout Montana. Many of the firm’s clients come to them with injuries sustained from using defective machinery or tools used in other labor-intensive workplaces, or after a motor vehicle accident that involves a large commercial truck. Most of Heenan & Cook clients have never actually been in a lawsuit. Moreover, for most Based inMontana, Heenan & Cook are a long-standing lawfirmwith attorneys who have handled complex personal injury and general litigationmatters for decades. Recently, we caught up with JohnHeenan to find out more about the firmand the plans in place for the future. of their clients, dealing with a serious injury or death of a loved one is the most important thing in their life. Typically, the team work closely with clients to provide a deeper understanding of the legal challenges ahead and how those challenges can be addressed favorably and cost-effectively. With clear lines of communications, the firm’s clients know where they are with everything, so that close relationship is never lost. At Heenan & Cook, when you’re a client, you’re part of the family. Working in such a competitive and dynamic industry means the team must stay ahead of any emerging developments in order to provide the best service to their clients. As a result, they are constantly learning cutting edge techniques and developing their skills through focus groups and trials. Insurance companies know which lawyers are willing to go to court and which ones aren’t, and the team make sure that these companies know they are willing to go to court if they are not being fair to their clients. As a relatively small firm, Heenan & Cook keep their case load very low so that every client they represent receives the personal attention necessary to maximize the value of their case. By managing a small number, the team get to know their clients better which benefits both parties.