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.
Prior to founding Dodd Blackford & Carls, she was a partner at Angel, Coil & Bartlett in Bozeman, Montana, and was law clerk to the honorable Chief Judge Robert Coats of the Alaska Court of Appeals. In 2005, she earned her J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Notably, while at Lewis and Clark, she was an associate editor of Environmental Law, Lewis and Clark’s law review and received the Cornelius Honor Society Award. She earned her B.A. in Business from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana in 2001. While at Montana State University, she played four years of varsity golf for the Bobcats and was an all-conference player in the Big Sky Conference.