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Michael D. Bybee

Michael D. Bybee

Office: 406-523-2532 | Fax: 406-523-2595
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Mike graduated from the University of Montana, School of Law in 2012, where he earned an outstanding student award for his work in the Land Use Clinic.  After law school, Mike practiced law in Missoula for approximately ten years prior to joining Garlington, Lohn, and Robinson.  Mike’s practice comprises both litigation and transactional work.  Mike has experience advising clients prospectively on issues such as estate planning, land use, and contract drafting and review.  Mike also has a diverse experience in litigation matters including full jury and bench trials, to verdict and appellate briefing.  Mike is admitted to practice in Montana and Idaho State Courts, the United States District Court for the Districts of Montana and Idaho, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

After graduating from college with a double major in Political Science and History, Mike spent time in China traveling, learning Mandarin, and teaching English.  In his personal time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, an elementary school teacher, and his two children.  Mike also enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, and traveling.

Honors, Awards and Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Montana, Member
  • State Bar of Idaho, Member
  • Western Montana Bar Association, Member
  • Western Montana Estate Planning Council
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • BETTR (Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax & Real Estate) Section of the Montana State Bar, Member
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Member


University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
– Juris Doctor

Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho
– Bachelor of Arts
– Major:  Political Science and History
– Honors: With High Honors

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Probate and Trust Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Construction Law

Bar Admissions

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