Peter M. Damrow
Mr. Damrow is a litigation attorney in the firm’s Billings office. His practice focuses on professional liability, medical malpractice defense, municipal liability, construction defect matters, and complex commercial litigation. He represents healthcare providers, companies, municipalities, and other professionals through all phases of litigation in state and federal court, as well as through administrative hearings. Mr. Damrow has represented multiple healthcare providers before federal administrative tribunals and state licensing boards, as well as before the Montana Medical Legal Panel. Prior to joining Hall & Evans, Mr. Damrow worked at another civil defense firm where he successfully briefed numerous matters before the Montana Supreme Court and acquired jury trial experience in his first years of practice.
While earning his law degree at the University of Washington School of Law, Mr. Damrow was a Managing Editor of the Washington Law Review, a member of the American Association for Justice National Mock Trial Team, and interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Upon graduation, Mr. Damrow was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a national honor society committed to encouraging and developing successful trial advocates.
175 North 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101
JD: University of Washington School of Law, 2016
BA: University of Montana, 2011, Sociology & Criminology
- Yellowstone Area Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
- Defense Research Institute
Career Distinctions & Honors
- The Order of Barristers, 2016
- CALI Awards, Trial Advocacy, 2015; and Legal Research and Writing, 2014
- KAT Skiing Trust, et al. v. Whitefish Ventures Inc., et al., DV-15-17 (2019), Obtained the dismissal of an entire subrogation lawsuit filed against our client in addition to multiple other defendants on the basis of Montana’s unique “Made Whole Doctrine.”
- Town of Fromberg v. Mackenzie, DV-18-101 (2020), Secured the early dismissal of counterclaims alleging violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 filed against the Town of Fromberg, the former mayor, and various town council members based on the counterclaimants’ inability to establish a vested property interest in a zoning application.
- Roos v. City of Miles City, et. al., 2019 MT 103N, Obtained summary judgment in favor of the City of Miles City and other public officials in an employment dispute, defeating various claims for negligence, abuse of process, spoliation, defamation, and alleged violations of Montana Anti-Intimidation Act statute, upheld by the Montana Supreme Court.
- Somers v. RJC Investment, Inc., et. al., 2019 MT 101, Obtained summary judgment in favor of two local Billings’ businesses on the grounds that Montana’s Retail Installment Sales Act did not provide individuals with a private cause of action, upheld by the Montana Supreme Court.
- Estate of Peterson v. The Nash Engineering Company, et. al., DV-19-0115 (2019), Secured the dismissal of a national engineering company based on a lack of personal jurisdiction.
- Christman v. Clause, DV-17-97 (2018), Obtained a unanimous defense verdict for local business owners accused of violating Montana’s Uniform Commercial Code. The jury deliberated for less than 15 minutes on the third day of trial.
- Attorney, Moulton Bellingham P.C., Billings, MT, 2016 – 2018
- Legal Extern, U.S. Attorney’s Office – Western District of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015
- Judicial Intern, Hon. Mike Menahan, First Judicial District Court of Montana, Helena, MT, 2014
- Legal Intern, Lewis & Clark County Attorney’s Office, Helena, MT, 2014