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

“Truth-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