Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, PLLP attorney Kathryn S. Mahe was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Insurance.

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, Kathryn S. Mahe was also listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas:

  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

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 Kathryn S. Mahe

Katie is a partner at Garlington Lohn & Robinson PLLP and chair of the employment law practice group. Katie has more than fifteen years of experience counseling her clients on employment and labor law issues, including wrongful discharge, FMLA, ADA, the Montana Human Rights Act, employee handbooks, and wage and hour law.  Katie has clients representing nearly all industries in Montana.  Additionally, Katie assists many healthcare clients on multiple issues, including privileging and credentialling, HIPAA breach analysis and reporting, and issues impacting the Medical Staff.  Katie also brings a broad perspective due to her experience litigating civil matters.

She is admitted to practice before all Montana courts, the United States District Courts for the District of Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Katie also practices frequently in front of the Montana Human Rights Bureau and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defending discrimination and retaliation claims.

Katie graduated from the University of Montana, with high honors receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminology. She attended the University of Montana School of Law where she graduated with honors.

Katie is a native of Lewistown, Montana. Her husband, Matt, is a wild land firefighter and native of Stevensville.  They spend their spare time enjoying all Montana has to offer with their two children.