Dana L. Hupp



Starting from day one, Dana works with clients to formulate a plan which takes into account the client’s goals and resources. Dana represents clients in civil litigation, regulatory, and administrative matters.  Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, professional malpractice, construction law, insurance defense, and environmental and natural resource matters. She has been involved in numerous multi-year lawsuits which involved not only complex discovery, but associated administrative, legislative, and public relations matters.  This background enables her to work with clients to identify and manage the numerous and often complex issues raised by litigation.

Dana also has significant experience and interest in the evolving practice area of electronic discovery and works with clients and other professionals in that arena to find ways to navigate e-discovery in an effective, efficient, and economical manner.

Much of Dana’s free time is spent with family and volunteering.  She is actively involved in several local organizations and in the Montana State Bar.  Dana enjoys the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, and invest in the community as a part of her volunteer efforts.



  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. – 2000
  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • Environmental and Natural Resource Law Certificate


  • Miami University of Ohio
    • B.A. – 1997
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell®
  • Pro Bono Award Winner- Montana First Judicial District
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Volunteer and Community Activities

  • Chair, Montana State Bar Technology Committee
  • Member, Montana State Bar Professionalism Committee
  • President, Watson Children’s Shelter
  • Ambassador, Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Washington Middle School PTA

Pro Bono Activities

  • State Bar of Montana Technology and Professionalism Committees
  • Participant in State Bar’s Modest Means Program


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Montana
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Trial Law Institute
  • Member, Diversity Law Institute

Past Employment Positions

  • Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman, PLLP, Partner, 2002 – 2015
  • Montana District Court Judge Kenneth Neill, Clerk
  • United States Department of Interior Solicitor’s Office, Clerk

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