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Jared S. Dahle

Jared S. Dahle

Office: 406-523-2500 | Fax: 406-523-2595
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Mr. Dahle is a highly experienced civil litigation and trial attorney. He has successfully tried numerous jury trials to verdict as well as handling various matters of civil litigation including bench trials and administrative hearings from the inception of litigation through appeal. He has enjoyed his 24 years of practice representing private individuals, insurance companies, business entities and municipalities in diverse matters of civil litigation in Montana courts and administrative agencies. Specifically, Mr. Dahle has handled and litigated numerous cases over the years in his practice consisting of civil and insurance litigation with emphasis on Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Bad Faith, Municipal Defense and Labor and Employment Law.

Mr. Dahle enjoys a peer rating of distinguished with Martindale-Hubbell for high professional achievement and ethical standing and is included in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of insurance litigation by selection of his peers.  He has also been recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers® each year since 2014 based on peer recognition and professional achievement in the area of civil litigation defense. As a law student, Mr. Dahle authored an award-winning brief while participating in the McNichols Moot Court Competition (1994-95) as recognized by the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and competed in Moot Court at the national level by participating in the Duberstein Moot Court Competition, New York City (1996). He also served as a tutor to first year law students (Civil Procedure, Torts and Property) and was awarded the Langroise Scholarship in 1994 based on academic ability and professional promise.

In light of his considerable experience, Mr. Dahle’s philosophy is that if a claim cannot be disposed of prior to trial, the best way to ensure advantageous claim resolution is to have a practice of readiness and willingness to proceed to trial.  Mr. Dahle has a trial practice solidly backed by a history of positive results in the courtroom.  He has achieved many favorable outcomes for his clients either before trial, including by dispositive motion or trying cases to verdict before juries, judges, administrative agencies and arbitrators.  He has also enjoyed ongoing success in appellate work after trial or hearing.  In the arena of alternative dispute resolution, Mr. Dahle has likewise obtained strong results in mediated matters, both representing parties and serving as a mediator.

Mr. Dahle enjoys spending time with his wife, Nancy, who is a political science professor, and skiing, mountain biking and fishing.

Honors, Awards and Professional Associations

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Attorney Award
  • Western Montana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Montana, Member
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Board Member, 2009 – 2014
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Member


  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: Best Brief Award McNichols Moot Court Competition 1994; National Moot Court Team
  • Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Arbitration/Mediation
  • Civil Rights/Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Construction Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit