Anders Blewett

Ander Blewett personal injury lawyer

Associate

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Anders Blewett has earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking & Auto Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Railroad law
  • Class Actions

Admitted

  • Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2007

Education

  • Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana, J.D., 2007, with honors.
  • Harvard University, B.A., Government, 2003

Distinctions

  • Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year, Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of Montana State Senate, 2011-2014
  • Member of Montana State House of Representatives, 2009-2010
  • Board of Directors, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, 2016 – present.

Associations and memberships

  • State Bar of Montana
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice

Notable Cases

  • Vangsnes vs. North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. et. al. – $27 million settlement in brain injury case
  • Worledge v. Riverstone et al. – $2.37 million class action settlement involving illegal residential lease provisions
  • Sangwin vs. State of Montana et al. – $950,000 class action settlement involving health insurance denials
  • Successfully argued landmark MT Supreme Court decision Talbot v. Cudd, 2016 MT 247which affirmed the the rights of injured workers to be made whole before a worker’s compensation insurer can subrogate.
  • Filed amicus brief for MTLA and participated in oral argument in landmark MT Supreme Court decision Meek vs. Montana Eight Judicial District, 2015 MT 130, which reaffirmed the admissibility of medical bills.
  • Filed amicus brief for MTLA in landmark MT Supreme Court decision North Pacific Ins. v. Stucky, 2014 MT 299, which expanded consortium claims to adult children.

Publications and Presentations

  • Litigating Health Insurance Claims in Montana, Trial Trends, Spring 2016.
  • Supplemental Article on Resisting Motions to Exclude Medical Bills and Limit Recovery to Actual Payments Made by Private and Public Health Insurers, Trial Trends, Spring 2014.
  • “HB 322, the Fair Arbitrator’s Act: Ethical Considerations and Other Matters,” State Bar of Montana CLE on Mediation and Arbitration Challenges in the 21st Century (Oct. 9, 2009).
  • “Montana Legislature Passes Fair Arbitrators Act,” Trial Trends, Summer 2009.
  • “Lawyers in the Montana Legislature,” Trial Trends, Summer 2009.
  • Challenging the Constitutionality of Montana’s Statute Limiting Medical Malpractice Non-Economic Damages68 Mont. L. Rev. 451 (2007).
  • “Pursuing Non-ERISA Claims Against Health Insurers and TPA’s,” MTLA Spring Seminar CLE, 2016
  • “Primer on Class Actions,” MTLA Spring Seminar CLE, 2016.
  • “Recent Developments Regarding the Admissibility of Medical Bills,” MTLA Spring Seminar CLE, 2015.
  • “Proving Emotional Distress Damages and the Independent Tort of NIED,” MTLA Winter Seminar CLE, 2014.

Advocacy for safety and consumers

  • Sponsored Montana’s concussion legislation which passed into law in 2013 to protect young athletes from the devastating impacts of repeat concussions.  The legislation mandates standardized educational policies and medical clearance policies before a concussed athlete can return to competition.
  • Advocated for the adoption of Complete Streets both in Great Falls and throughout the State of Montana to provide increased safety measures for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Sponsored Montana’s Fairness in Arbitration Act which passed into law in 2009 to prevent consumers who are forced into binding arbitration from having their cases decided by arbitrators with conflicts of interest.