Ben Snipes is a plaintiff's personal injury attorney, specializing in serious injury cases. His practice presently focuses on catastrophic workplace injuries, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, asbestos-related diseases and mesothelioma cases.
In addition to a traditional plaintiffs practice, Mr. Snipes carries a significant Qui Tam/False Claims Act whistleblower and workers' compensation caseload.
He is an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell? and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Montana by The National Trial Lawyers? since 2014. Since 2018, he has been recognized as a Rising Star (for attorneys 40 years or younger) by Super Lawyers. In 2019, Mr. Snipes and his partner, Mark Kovaicich, were named Trial Lawyers of the Year by the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.
He has participated in educational seminars and published articles for the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Snipes has been a shareholder with Kovacich Snipes, P.C., since 2015 and is admitted to practice in all Montana federal and state courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana: J.D. - 2008
University of Montana - Western, Dillon, Montana: B.S. magna cum laude, Honors: With Honors, & Football Scholarship, Major: Business Administration
AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rated
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2008 - Present
Montana State Bar, Member, 2008 - Present
American Association for Justice, Member
Federal Bar Association (Montana Chapter), Board of Directors, 2016 - Present
Cascade County Bar Association, Member/Executive Officer (2009)
U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2010
Cascade County Law Clinic (Board of Directors)
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Great Falls (Board of Directors, President, 2012-2014)