Attorneys

Matthew A. DoddTrial Lawyer

Mr. Dodd comes from a family of lawyers and has been in the courtroom as long as he can remember. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Dodd worked for Dodd & Burnham, P.C., assisting in the representation civil and criminal clients. Mr. Dodd then worked for Spohrer & Dodd, aiding individuals in aviation and medical malpractice cases.

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Sherine D. BlackfordTrial Lawyer

Sherine, a Montana native, graduated from the University of Montana School of Law.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Montana State Bar.  Her practice emphasizes civil litigation in a wide variety of practice areas at both the trial and appellate levels.  As a practicing litigator, Sherine has handled complex matters, taken several cases to trial and has acheived excellent results in the courtroom.  Sherine specializes in family law with an special emphasis on domestic violence cases, contract law, business law, real estate transactions, and estate planning.
 
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Hillary P. CarlsTrial Lawyer

Hillary P. Carls, a Bozeman attorney, has practiced law in Montana since 2006. She is a partner at the law firm of Dodd Blackford & Carls where she primarily focuses on litigation for her clients, specializing in personal injury, insurance disputes, class actions, and criminal defense. Hillary P. Carls is licensed to practice law in the State of Montana, the Montana Supreme Court, the United States District Court of Montana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Scott Phelan Trial Lawyer

Scott grew up in Sun Valley, Idaho, before attending Montana State University and graduating with highest honors in 2014 with a degree in Economics. He then attended the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. There, he served as the Executive Symposium Editor on the Utah Law Review, interned for a Federal Magistrate Judge, worked for the Salt Lake County Prosecutor’s Office, and graduated with high honors.

Scott is licensed to practice before the state and federal courts of Montana. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Montana State Bar, and the Gallatin County Bar Association. His practice focuses on family law, criminal defense, civil litigation, and business law.

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