Attorney Alexander "Zander" Blewett III Managing Partner

Alexander (Zander) Blewett III

Alexander (Zander) Blewett III

Founding Partner

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The University of Montana Law School has been renamed the "Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana." Alexander (Zander) Blewett III 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


  • Montana, 1971
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th and 9th Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Montana, J.D., 1971
  • Montana State University, B.S., 1967

Associations and memberships

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates (Only Montana Member in National Organization limited to top 100 trial lawyers in the United States)
  • State Bar of Montana; Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, President’s Club)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate)
  • International Society of Barristers

Notable Cases

  • $27 million settlement in a brain injury case (Vangsnes vs. North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. et. al.)
  • $21.3 million verdict in a Great Falls malicious prosecution case (Seltzer v. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher)
  • $7 million verdict in a Billings railroad crossing accident (Dorn v. BNSF)
  • $5 million verdict against the US government after a fire destroyed a ranch (Hughes v. USA)
  • $3.9 million verdict in a Missoula brain injury claim (Ginn v. Smurfit Stone Container)
  • $3.2 million verdict in a Great Falls auto accident (Bumgarner v. Farmers Union Mutual Insurance)

Biographical details

  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Montana Trial Lawyer of the Year, 1993 – 1994 and 2006 – 2007
  • Only Montana lawyer named in Lawdragon Hall of Fame (national publication).
  • Only Montana lawyer named in Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2018 & 2019
  • Only Montana lawyer named in Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers, 2019 – 2021
  • Only Montana personal injury lawyer named to the Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyers® for 2012
  • Listed in Top 100 Mountain States Super Lawyers® in 2007 – 2012, 2014 – 2016, 2019 – 2021
  • Selected, Best Lawyers in America since 2005.
  • Delegate, 9th Circuit Judicial Conference, 1990 – 1993
  • Montana State Coordinator, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Montana State Chair)
  • Certified, Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1983

Our Testimonials Speak For Themselves

  • “Professional and caring”

    Mary Paulick

  • “I am extremely happy with my case.”


  • “It was a pleasure to work with him.”

    Former Client

  • “I have no hesitation in recommending him”

    Former Client

  • “I would definitely seek his assistance again, should the need arise”

    Anne M

  • “Drew was very helpful”


  • “Hoyt and Blewett took care of this matter for me in a timely manner and were helpful all along the way”

    Josh S

  • “Very personable and professional to deal with”

    Former Client

  • “Outstanding lawyer of the highest personal and professional integrity”

    Former Client

  • “His ethics and honesty is tops and he brings honor to the profession by his commitment to his clients”

    Former Client

  • “Highest character and competence.”

    Former Client

  • “It was a pleasure to have Anders Blewett on my side.”


  • “Very professional and dedicated to my case”


  • “His trial skills are remarkable, and his ability to communicate is unequaled”

    Former Client

  • “We appreciate his responsiveness to our needs.”