Gail M. Haviland

Gail M. Haviland


Gail M. Haviland


Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Contract Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1988
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2003

Year Joined Firm

  • 1988
Missoula, Montana


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence summa cum laude - 1988, With Honors
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude - 1975, With Honors

Gail is a Montana native, with roots tracing back generations, to Montana’s rural communities, giving her perspective on generational issues faced by all of Montana’s individuals, ranches, businesses and extended families. Gail’s experience handling probates, trusts and estates, and business, contract and commercial transactions make her one of the experienced professionals clients choose to guide them through their business or family transaction.

Gail understands how to navigate through the transactional and personal dilemmas faced by families over the course of time.  Shown by the legal profession’s high recognition of her accomplishments, her institutional client base, and by her understanding of the complex laws that dictate individuals and businesses, Gail is a respected and sought after legal counselor who is consistently called upon to represent Montana’s individuals, their ranches and businesses, and their families because of her reliability and depth of knowledge and experience.


Honors and Awards

  • BV® Distinguished™, Martindale Hubbell- Business Law; Contracts; Elder Law; Real Estate; Estate Administration; Estate Planning
  • Best Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2014 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Self Help Law Center

Community Activities

  • United Way of Missoula County

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana