State Bar of Montana
Western Montana Bar Association
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
American Bar Association Section Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
American Association of Attorney CPA's
Western Montana Estate Planning Council
Pat Dougherty joined the firm in 1986. Born in Great Falls, Montana, he graduated from Montana State University (B.S., 1973) and The University of Montana (B.S., 1977; J.D., with honors, 1986). He practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Montana prior to joining the firm. Pat's practice emphasizes real estate, taxation, probate and trusts, estate planning, and commercial and business transactions.
Pat has obtained the prestigious AV Peer Review rating in Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale.com indicates the following regarding this rating: "shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."
Pat has been elected as a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and has also been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following areas: Corporate Law, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation, Trusts and Estates and Real Estate Law.
Pat is a frequent lecturer and has served on a number of bar-related commissions and committees, most recently a committee to revise the Uniform Trust Code in Montana.