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Personal Injury Lawyers

40 Years of Experience

Meet Our Lawyers

Matt Braukmann and James Dallner create a unique experience for their clients. With their 40 years of combined legal experience in the areas of Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination, and more – they are the team you want when seeking legal resolution.

Matt Braukmann

Founding Partner, Lawyer

Matt Braukmann was born to a working-class family in rural NW Oregon.  After graduating near the top of his class in high school, Matt obtained an Administration of Justice degree, with honors, in 2000.  Matt worked construction to help pay his way through college and was the first person in his family to attend college.  After working for a large Portland, Oregon law firm for two years, Matt enrolled at the University of Oregon School of Law in 2002.  The beauty and mystery of the wilds of Montana lured Matt to relocate to Missoula, MT, where he graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2005.

After law school, Matt worked for 5 years for a large insurance defense firm, representing insurance companies and individuals in civil litigation matters, including personal injury and wrongful death.  Realizing a far greater satisfaction representing individuals than larger insurance companies, Matt’s practice has solely focused on helping people and families who have been injured in Montana since 2011.  Matt has helped 100s of clients and has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients over the last decade.

Matt is a single father of two beautiful girls and a handsome flat coat retriever.  When not working or exploring the wilds of Montana with his daughters, Matt spends his time fly fishing in his drift boat, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, skiing, archery elk hunting, and reading.

*Mr. Braukmann is licensed to practice law in Montana and Wyoming.

Court Admissions

He is admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • United States District Court for the District of Montana

Honors

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2011-2018. This peer designation is awarded only to the top 2.5% of attorneys in each state.
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers. An invitation-only organization composed of the paramount trial lawyers from across the country who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyer. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. The result is a credible, comprehensive and impressive list of trial lawyers chosen to represent their state.
  • Lawyers of Distinction. Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by Selection Committee. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. Members are then subject to a final review for ethical violations within the past ten years before confirmation of Membership.

James Dallner

Founding Partner, Lawyer

James Dallner was raised in Billings and graduated from Billings West High in 1998.  After high school, James attended college and law school in Missoula, graduating from the University of Montana School of Law in 2005. 

James moved to Denver following law school to work for a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals.  Following the clerkship, he worked at a national law firm in downtown Denver.  After becoming the managing partner in the Denver office, James and several colleagues formed a new Denver-based law firm, specializing in plaintiffs civil litigation.  James’ practice is 100% litigation, and he has handled a wide variety of lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country.  Over the years, James has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients.   

James and his wife, Meagan, have two beautiful daughters.  In his free time, James enjoys golfing, snowmobiling, skiing, and fly fishing.

*Mr. Dallner is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Court Admissions

He is admitted to practice in the following Federal Courts:

· United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,

· United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth & Tenth Circuits,

· United States District Court for the Districts of Colorado, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

Clerkship

Law clerk to the Hon. Sandra I. Rothenberg in the Colorado Court of Appeals, 2006.

Honors

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2013-2019. This peer designation is awarded only to the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state.
  • America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators for 2019. Selection to America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in High Stakes Business Litigation matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. Less than ½ percent of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor.
  • Managing Editor, Montana Law Review
About Rimrock Law

Integrity & Commitment

Our personal injury lawyers in Montana are committed to finding the absolute best resolution for each and every client. We are not afraid to take on big insurance companies or any high-dollar entity. With passion, integrity, and commitment – we have won millions of dollars in damages for our clients.

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