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Robert Farris-Olsen - Helena, MT

401 North Last Chance Gulch Street Helena, MT 59601

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Updated: 01/15/2021

Helena Bankruptcy Lawyer

About Robert Farris-Olsen

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Rights
  • Civil Rights
  • Campaign Finance & Ballot Initiatives
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Montana State Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana, 2011
    J.D.
    Honors: With Honors
    Honors: Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • Whitman College, 2006
    B.A.
    Major: Environmental Studies
    Major: Chemistry

Past Positions

  • Helena City Commissioner, 2015-2018

Pro Bono Activities

  • Awareness Network, Board member, 2019
  • Montana State Representative, HD 79, 2019
  • Member Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission, 2019
  • Board Chair, MontPIRG, 2011

Achievements

Honors

  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2020
  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Award, 2014
  • Order of the Barrister for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, 2011

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Office Information

Address

401 North Last Chance Gulch Street Helena, MT 59601

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Morrow v. Bank of America, and the Further Development of Consumer Law in Montana (with Kim Wilson), James Browning Symposium, Sept. 25, 2020.
  • Helping Consumers in Foreclosure in Light of Morrow v. Bank of America, Trial Trends, Apr. 4, 2020

Representative Cases

  • Morrow v. Bank of America (2014) (Amicus Counsel - Established that a bank is subject to the Montana Consumer Protection Act for its loan modification application errors)
  • Lewis and Clark County v. Hampton (2014)
  • MEA-MFT v. State (2014) (Removed LR-127 from the ballot and protected our election integrity)
  • Matter of the Adoption of A.W.S. and K.R.S. (2015) (Established the right to an attorney for an indigent parent in an termination of parenting rights through adoption )
  • DiFrancesco v. Fox (2017) (Challenge to constitutionality of suspending driver license based on failure to pay fines)
  • Montana City Meats v. State of Montana (2018) ($75,000 settlement for civil rights violations)
  • Gersh v. Anglin (2019) (Co-counsel, $14 million judgment against Andrew Anglin & the Daily Stormer)
  • Reavis v. Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (2020) (Upholding right of student loan borrowers to sue servicers for misrepresenting/miscalculating borrower payments).
  • Commissioner of Political Practices v. Western Tradition Partnership (2020) ($1.76 million default judgment for violations of Montana’s campaign finance laws)

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