Whether climbing mountains, playing varsity football at Harvard University, wrestling for a state high school championship, or getting elected to public office, competition has always been an important part of Anders’ life. Watching his dad and now law partner, Zander, zealously represent his injured clients by out working his competitors in the courtroom inspired Anders to attend law school and dedicate his career to carrying on the family tradition of advocating for injured people.
Working with his dad on some of the most impactful injury cases in Montana history and learning from an innovating trial lawyer who has tried more than 100 jury trials has been the experience of a lifetime and has reinforced the good that can be accomplished for people through the law.
Anders Blewett was instrumental in obtaining a $27 million settlement in the brain injury case of Vangsnes vs. North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. et. al. The settlement is the highest reported individual personal injury settlement in Montana history and was featured in The National Law Journal's Top 50 Settlements of 2015.
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.
Born and raised in Great Falls, Montana, Anders has been heavily involved in his community and served in the state legislature for 6 years. He is currently the Vice President of the River’s Edge Trail Foundation, which supports an extensive 60 mile public trail network in Great Falls. He previously served on the board of the Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Central Montana. Each year Anders and his brother, and law partner, Drew Blewett host the Blewett Kicking Camp, which is a free youth football camp. When he is not working, Anders enjoys cycling, backcountry skiing, hiking, and chasing his two young children.
- Montana and U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2007
- Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana, J.D., 2007, with honors.
- Harvard University, B.A., Government, 2003
Associations and memberships
- State Bar of Montana
- Montana Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- 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
- Lowry v. Phillips County Hospital Administration - $1,460.952.46 medical malpractice settlement involving a hyponatremic patient who suffered Osmotic Demylination Syndrome after her sodium level was rapidly increased.
- 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 247, which 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
- "Strategies for Handling Sex Abuse Claims" - MTLA Fall Seminar CLE, 2021
- "SB 251: Application to Pre-Trial Preparations" - MTLA Spring Seminar CLE, 2021
- “Strategies for Neutralizing IME’s,” MTLA Fall Seminar CLE, 2018
- 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 Damages, 68 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.