Law Offices of Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C.
Main Office: 114 Third Street S, Great Falls, Montana 59401 • 406-761-3000 • Fax 406-453-2313

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

The Firm represents businesses, and the people who run them, when ordinary business controversies evolve to the point where litigation is required or being threatened. A significant portion of our practice is advising clients as to their potential liabilities and rights beforelitigation commences, assisting them in avoiding the costs, both monetary and in terms of lost time, of a lawsuit.

When efforts to avoid litigation fail, the Firm has experience and expertise representing businesses on the various kinds of claims they may have or encounter. Business litigation often involves claims for breach of contract, including failure to pay and various means of pursuing collection (such as claim and delivery and replevin), failure of a party to perform its contractual promises, defective performance and breach of warranties and representations. The firm's attorneys are experienced in handling such claims both in court, in arbitration and in mediation.The firm also has substantial experience handling claims over business conduct that is alleged to be tortious or otherwise improper. Often these matters involve significant claims for compensatory damages and punitive or exemplary damages. The firm has represented both injured and accused parties in lawsuits involving claims of lender liability, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing (bad faith), fraud, misrepresentation, conversion, unfair competition, violation of non-competition agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriationof trade secrets and other intellectual property claims, interference with contract, interference with prospective economic advantage and other common law and statutory claims arising out of business practices.As with other areas of litigation, the litigation team is benefitted by participation of our excellent transactional lawyers, whose regular representation of business clients affords extensive background on issues that arise in business tort cases.

The firm has been lead counsel in many complex cases which involve many parties and multiple litigation issues. We utilize the latest litigation technology, including document imaging, database summaries and electronic trial presentation. The complex litigation team has represented parties in multi district and international litigation.