Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this a significant and coveted accolade. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Bradley J. Luck was also listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas:
- Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
- Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
For more than four decades, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular distinction.
About Bradley J. Luck
Brad grew up in Montana. He left the state to play college baseball in Florida and attend the United States Naval Academy. After graduating from the University of Montana law school with honors in 1977 he began private practice in Missoula. Since that time he has had a varied practice involving insurance related litigation, specializing in insurance bad faith, personal injury, professional negligence and workers’ compensation law. Brad has handled more than 60 appeals before the Montana Supreme Court.
Brad has been involved in a wide range of professional activities. He was a long time CLE chairman, Board Member and President of the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers. He often speaks at legal seminars and insurance groups on claim handling related matters. Brad was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Workers’ Compensation, participating in an extended study and redrafting of the Montana Workers’ Compensation Act. He has been an adjunct professor teaching Workers’ Compensation Law at the UM School of Law. Brad maintains an AV rating and is listed in Best Lawyers in the specialty areas of insurance bad faith, professional negligence, general litigation and workers’ compensation; Mountain States Super Lawyers in the specialty areas of personal injury, professional liability and workers’ compensation defense; Chambers USA in the areas of litigation and employment law and in the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel edition. Brad was designated by the Best Lawyers publication as the 2012, 2016 Insurance Lawyer of the Year in Missoula and Missoula’s Personal Injury Litigation Defense Lawyer of the Year 2014, 2017 and 2019.
Brad is a past president and Board Member of the University of Montana Grizzly Athletic Association, was, for several years, counsel, officer and director for Play Ball Missoula, a non-profit corporation privately overseeing the development and construction of a civic stadium, and was a long time YMCA and Little League girls baseball and basketball coach. He and his wife Carla have 3 married daughters. The family enjoys activities with their grandchildren, UM sports, outdoor activities and recreation at Flathead Lake.