Tim Strauch


Missoula, Montana


Tim is a trial attorney who focuses primarily on plaintiff’s commercial and serious personal injury litigation. He and Mick Taleff represented Masters Group International in the Butte lawsuit against Comerica Bank, in winning a $52 million jury verdict (the largest jury verdict in Montana up to that time, and among the top 40 largest verdicts in the country listed by the National Law Journal and Verdict Search in 2014). After appeal and retrial seven years later, Tim and Mick obtained a $21 million verdict for Masters, one of the largest Montana judgments affirmed on appeal. Tim was co-lead attorney for Kelly Logging in the Missoula lawsuit against First Interstate Bank, in winning a $17 million jury verdict. He was a co-recipient with Mick Taleff of the 2014 Montana Trial Lawyers Association’s “Trial Lawyer of the Year Award” and has been selected as a “Mountain States Super Lawyer” in 2016, 2017, and 2023. He is admitted to practice before all Montana Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Montana, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Tim has compassion for his clients and engages every case with honesty, sound judgment, and perseverance.

Tim was appointed by the Montana Supreme Court as the first Disciplinary Counsel for the State of Montana’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel and served in that capacity for more than three years. He has been practicing law since 1992. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Maryland. Prior to his position as Disciplinary Counsel, Tim was a trial lawyer in Great Falls, Montana, and, before that, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tim also handles professional discipline defense and consultation (including licensing issues for doctors, attorneys, nurses, and other licensed professionals), is a frequent continuing legal education speaker, and has written several articles on ethics and professional responsibility topics. He currently serves on the State Bar of Montana Ethics Committee and the Judicial Relations Committee. He was also an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Law where he taught professional responsibility.