Ben Snipes

Kovacich Snipes, P.C.
21 3rd Street North, Suite 301
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 761-5595

Attorney Ben A. Snipes is a partner and shareholder with Odegaard Kovacich Snipes in Great Falls, Montana. Nationally recognized as a top trial advocate, Mr. Snipes focuses his practice primarily on plaintiff injury claims involving trucking accidents and construction injuries. He also has unique experience in toxic tort cases, such as asbestos and mesothelioma cases, and work-related injuries. In addition, he maintains an active docket of qui tam/false claims act whistleblower and workers' compensation claims.    Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Snipes has achieved notable success in fighting for the rights and entitlements of those suffering needlessly as the result of preventable tragedies. He has helped recover numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and awards, and the firm has secured more than $300 million in total compensation to date.    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional client service, Mr. Snipes holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Montana as well as a Top 40 Under 40. He has also earned many other accolades from his peers along with positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients. Since 2018, Mr. Snipes has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a distinction reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. In 2019, Mr. Snipes along with his partner, Mark Kovacich, were named Trial Lawyers of the Year by the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.    After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Montana Western in Dillon, where he was a two time All-American offensive lineman and athletic scholarship recipient, Mr. Snipes obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008 from the University of Montana School of Law. Along with practicing before all Montana state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.    Active in his local, state and federal legal communities, Mr. Snipes is a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Montana and the American Association for Justice. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Federal Bar Association's Montana Chapter, the Cascade County Bar Association and the Cascade County Law Clinic.    Mr. Snipes has authored numerous professional articles and provided numerous lectures regarding trial practice. Mr. Snipes also devotes substantial time and professional skill providing pro bono legal services to indigent clients and serving as a court-appointed guardian ad litem.