Morrison, Motl and Sherwood is an AV rated civil firm composed of public interest trial lawyers. We fight for our clients in cases that help make Montana safer and fairer for everyone. Our cases have recovered millions of dollars for individuals and businesses in this state while shaping the law in important ways. We believe insurance companies, banks and investment companies should treat people fairly. We believe those who are wrongfully injured should be fully compensated. We believe that workers should be treated fairly too, products should be safe, government should be open, and our natural resources should be treated with care and respect. We believe that constitutional rights deserve protection and that the quality of your lawyer should not depend on the size of your bank account.
Morrison, Motl and Sherwood represents the merger of Reynolds, Motl and Sherwood and The Morrison Law Firm. RMS began in February of 1982 when Jonathan Motl joined James Reynolds in a law partnership located on the 400 block of historic Last Chance Gulch in downtown Helena, Montana. Over the next 28 years the firm grew to include lawyers Rick Sherwood, Linda Deola and Kim Wilson as partners and it bought and restored a historic brick building on the south end of the 400 block. In 2010 James Reynolds was elected as a Judge of the 1st Judicial District. The focus of RMS work had become plaintiff’s and small business representation in commercial, consumer and securities areas. John Morrison was a partner in the firm of Meloy and Morrison in the 1990s where he served as president of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and handled a wide variety of civil litigation, including representing Montana in the state’s tobacco case. After two terms as Montana’s State Auditor and Commissioner of Insurance and Securities, he returned to the private practice and formed The Morrison Law Firm, the latest chapter in a family tradition of law practice dating to the 1930s. The two firms were merged after Reynolds’ election to the bench.