James Ragain

Ragain & Cook, PC
3936 Avenue B
Suite A2
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 651-8888

Areas of Practice

  Personal injury  Auto, truck, motorcycle accidents  Injuries from defective products  Drug and medical device injuries  Slip and fall injuries  Workplace injuries  Insurance disputes  Medical malpractice  Professional negligence  Business disputes  Construction disputes  

Bar Admissions

  Nebraska, 1979  Montana, 1982  U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985  


  University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida  LL.M. – 1981  Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas  J.D. – 1979  Honors: With Honors  University of Kansas, Kansas  B.S. – 1976  Major: Journalism  

Published Works

  â€œTruth-In-Lending: Acceleration Clause Need Not Be Disclosed As Default Charge† 17 Washburn Law Journal, Vol. 219, 1977  Use of Expert Witnesses in Toxic Tort Litigation  Montana Lawyer, 1989  Enforceability of Physician Arbitration Clauses  Montana Trial Trends, 1999  

Professional Associations + Memberships

  State Bar of Montana, Member  Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Director, 2000 – 2006  American Association for Justice, Member  Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member  Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member  

Classes + Seminars

  Rocky Mountain College Paralegal Institute  1987 – 1988  Instructor, Civil Litigation  Montana State Bar Seminar  1995 – Present  Presenter, Environmental Liability  Montana Trial Lawyers Winter Seminar  1998 – Present  Presenter, Montana law update: Commercial Litigation  Montana Trial Lawyers Seminar of the Masters  1999 – Present  Presenter, Accounting Negligence  Montana Trial Lawyers Commercial Litigation Seminar  1998 – Present  Seminar Chairman  Montana Trial Lawyers Medical School for Lawyers  2000 – Present  Seminar Chairman  Montana Trial Lawyers Scientific Evidence Seminar  2003 – Present  Seminar Chairman  Montana Trial Lawyers Medical School for Lawyers  2009 – Present  Seminar Chairman  

Awards + Honors

  Law Review  Washburn University School of Law  Million Dollar Advocates Forum  2001 – Present  Best Lawyers in America  Personal Injury 2006 – 2010  Mountain States Super Lawyers  Products Liability  2007 – 2010