Serving Montana Since 1985
John C. Hoyt, now deceased, and Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III, started the Hoyt & Blewett PLLC Montana law firm in 1985. Legendary trial lawyer, John C. Hoyt, is widely considered to be the founder of modern tort law in Montana and was regarded as one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the nation. Mr. Hoyt tried countless jury trials on behalf of injured Montanans. Due to his tireless preparation, creative legal thinking and prudent judgment he obtained numerous record-setting million dollar jury verdicts against some of the largest corporations in world. Mr. Hoyt’s advocacy not only enabled his injured clients to obtain justice, it also created new legal precedents which helped even the playing field for consumers and workers throughout Montana. A number of Mr. Hoyt’s former partners went on to serve on the Montana Supreme Court, which prompted one former United States Senator to remark “while it was not required to have practiced with John Hoyt to sit on the Montana Supreme Court, it did not hurt.” The attorneys at Hoyt and Blewett continue to utilize the advocacy techniques and strategies pioneered by Mr. Hoyt during his celebrated career.
Meet the other members of our firm.
Firm Accolades & Achievements
Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III is the only Montana lawyer in a select group limited to 100 lawyers in the United States called the Inner Circle of Advocates. The requirements for entry into this Inner Circle of Advocates are trying in excess of 50 jury trials and receiving verdicts in excess of $1,000,000. Mr. Blewett is the only Montana lawyer listed in “Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America” 2019-2021 and is also the only Montana lawyer named in Lawdragon Hall of Fame.
In addition, Mr. Blewett has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to 500 lawyers around the United States and a limited number of other lawyers around the world. Mr. Blewett has also been designated as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in five separate specialties. Mr. Blewett was also awarded the Montana Trial Lawyers Association “Trial Lawyer of The Year” award in 1993-1994 and again in 2006-2007.
All of the attorneys at Hoyt & Blewett PLLC have earned an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell™, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for professionalism and ethics.
Joseph P. Cosgrove has been with Hoyt & Blewett PLLC for more than 25 years and is also listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” and Mountain States Super Lawyers. He has been instrumental in several trials that resulted in verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.
Drew Blewett and Anders Blewett have successfully handled numerous cases involving seven and eight figure settlements.
The attorneys at Hoyt and Blewett publish articles on litigation and speak at legal seminars around the State of Montana, and the nation, concerning trial work.
Our firm specializes in personal injury law, and we’ve chosen to fight for injured individuals rather than companies. After a thorough screening process, our attorneys only accept Montana injury claims that we determine are meritorious. Upon accepting a case, we work diligently to ensure our clients have the opportunity to recover any and all compensation allowed under Montana law.
“This life changing experience was made easier for me and my family because of Drew and his firm.”- Mary Paulick
“Anders Blewett worked hard, was extremely helpful, and always kept in contact with me during the whole process.”- Carolyn
“I am extremely happy with my case.”- Matt
“We appreciate his responsiveness to our needs.”- Larry
“His ethics are never in question, and if he tells you he will agree to something you never need it in writing.”- Former Client
We have obtained many of the top personal injury verdicts in Montana including 18 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million.
Zander Blewett is the only Montana lawyer named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America for 2021. We obtained one of the largest malicious prosecution verdicts in US history: $21.3 million.
Inner Circle of Advocates
Zander Blewett is the only lawyer in Montana to be admitted to this national organization. “A select group of 100 of the nation’s most celebrated trial lawyers” - The Washington Post
We obtained the largest reported personal injury settlement in Montana history at $27 Million.
Zander Blewett made a $10M donation to the UM Law School, which has been renamed the "Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana."
The Montana law firm Hoyt & Blewett PLLC and our personal injury attorneys abide by the highest legal and professional standards in our work for our clients. If you are confronted with an unfortunate and traumatic personal injury or wrongful death, you will want to be able to depend on your attorney to provide the most thorough respect and attention to your case.
From their office in Great Falls, Hoyt & Blewett PLLC serves injured clients throughout Montana including Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Billings, Kalispell, Bozeman, Butte, Anaconda, and Sidney.