Elected Member

Neil G. Westesen

Bozeman, MT
Crowley Fleck PLLP
Education
University of Montana
University of Colorado School of Law

Neil Westesen is a Litigation Partner in Crowley Fleck PLLP’s Bozeman, Montana office.  He graduated with highest honors from the University of Colorado in 1991 before returning to Montana and joining Crowley Fleck.  Neil served on the Firm’s three-person Executive Committee for several years and was the firm’s Managing Partner from 2011 through 2016. Neil’s litigation practice currently focuses on a major piece of environmental litigation arising out of the 2015 Gold King Blowout in Colorado. His construction practice involves the representation of architects, engineers, owners, contractors, and sureties. In addition, he has a significant Indian law practice representing industry clients in negotiations with and litigation against Indian tribes. Finally, he has represented several attorneys in legal malpractice defense matters.  He is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, including presenting at several Special Institutes on Indian law and serving as a trustee at large and on the Board of Directors in 2018 and 2019. 

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Areas of Expertise
Construction Law (Contracts Law)
American Indian Law
Environmental Law