Ronald A. Bender
State Bar of Montana
Western Montana Bar Association
Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
ABA; Section of Law Practice Management, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court
Lawyer Pilot Bar Association
AV® Preeminent™, Martindale Hubbell- Corporate Law; Products Liability; Commercial Law; Labor and Employment; Banking Law; Insurance Defense; Mergers and Acquisitions
Ancient Order of Hiberians
Missoula Chamber Rangers
Society for Human Resource Management
Mergers and Acquisitions
State of Montana (1971)
U.S. District Court, District of Montana (1971)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1974)
Tribal Court - Confederated Kootenai & Salish (1998)
Montana Human Rights Commission
Ron Bender was born in Butte, Montana. After receiving his B.A. with Honors from Carroll College in 1968 and his J.D. with Honors from The University of Montana in 1971 he was admitted to the bar. He served as a law clerk for two years to the Honorable Russell E. Smith, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Montana.
Ron joined Worden Thane P.C. in 1973 and his practice focuses on banking, labor and employment, real estate, insurance defense, commercial transactions and products liability.
Ron is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has authored three articles in the Montana Law Review. Ron is an AV Preeminent rated attorney with extensive legal experience in the litigation and business arenas. Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment law-Management, Insurance Law, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants and Real Estate Law); Super Lawyers; Chambers; Irish Legal 100. Ron has tried in excess of 40 major trials and handled over 40 appeals.