Montana’s Family Firm

Accomplished Legal Guidance in Estate Planning, PROBATE ADMINISTRATION, Business Law, and Personal Injury. At Jones & Cook Attorneys at Law, we provide experienced legal counsel with a personal touch that places your objectives first.

Jones & Cook Attorneys at Law is a General Practice Montana law firm providing experienced, high-quality legal services to individuals, families and businesses in Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, Kalispell, Bozeman, and throughout Montana and North Dakota. When you bring us your legal concern, you can be confident that the matter will be handled with the highest degree of competence and care.

Our small size means you can expect to receive excellent personalized service. Our attorneys are approachable and available when a question or concern arises. We are available to meet you for Family Law, Workers Compensation, Construction Law, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and other legal matters. To contact us, please call (406) 543-3800 to schedule your Free Consultation.

Experienced, Quality Legal Representation

Serving Belgrade, Whitefish, Philipsburg, and Cut Bank
Choosing the right law firm for your legal needs is the first step to protecting your rights. If you need quality legal representation in the Montana, we encourage you to consider Jones & Cook Attorneys at Law.

Based in Missoula, Montana, we provide a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of individuals and local business owners. We offer a General Law practice with concentrations in Estate Planning, Probate Administration, Family Law, Workers Compensation, and Personal Injury.

Practice Areas
Business Formation
Construction Law
Contract Law
Family Law
Employment and Labor
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
Personal Injury
Workers Compensation

Offering the Best of Both Worlds

At Jones & Cook Attorneys at Law, we are pleased to offer the experience of a large law firm while still offering the personal service and cordiality expected of a smaller firm. Our firm has been practicing law in Montana for over a half of a century.

We approach each problem with three essential elements: Strategic thinking, creative solutions, proven results. Our process is designed to get you the best outcome for your case. Whether you need an attorney for the draft of a Will or Trust, comprehensive Estate Planning, Probate services, assistance with Business Contracts, or a Child Custody matter, our firm can provide the knowledgeable support and assistance you require.

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BRADLEY J. JONES

Partner

Brad formed Jones & Cook Attorneys at Law in January of 2018. Taking advantage of his past experience, Brad’s law practice focuses on Workers Compensation disputes, Family Law matters, Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Personal Injury claims, and more.

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JAMI PRINS

Associate Attorney

Jami specializes in Family Law, working to protect the best interests of children. A member of the Montana State Bar and the Family Law and Veterans’ Law Sections, Jami is licensed to practice law in Montana and federal courts.

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SPENCER BRADFORD

Associate Attorney

Before joining Jones & Cook, Spencer worked for Montana AAA Legal Services and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Spencer is licensed to practice law in all Montana State Courts and the US District Court of Montana.

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SHERRY SPINKS

Legal Assistant

With over 30 years experience, Sherry contributes tremendous legal knowledge, empathy for our clients, and her laughter. In her spare time, Sherry travels with a small group of friends all over Montana and the Pacific Northwest.

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BRENDA JONES

Legal Assistant

As the wife of our founding attorney Bradley J. Jones, and the mother of five children, Brenda considers her family to be her greatest accomplishment. Highly educated and with plenty of experience, Brenda is more than a Legal Assistant, offering continued support wherever needed.

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CRISSI-LYN HAYER

Paralegal

As the newest addition to Jones & Cook, Crissi-lyn brings broad legal education, compassion and empathy to our clients. In her spare time, she enjoys getting outside on her motorcycle and enjoying all the activities Montana has to offer. Fun fact: she was once a World Champion Log Roller.

Convenient Office Location

People who retain our firm often comment on our convenient office location. We are located in Missoula, our parking is accessible and free. To speak with a lawyer at our firm about your legal needs, contact our law office in Missoula, Montana by calling (406) 543-3800 to schedule a Free Consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We never charge for an initial consultation. At the free initial consultation, we will discuss the details of your potential case, the legal process and answer any questions you may have.

We understand the importance of communication and transparency between attorney and client. Although we would like to talk to you weekly by telephone, that would be neither practical nor productive. Legal matters have a way of stretching out over long periods of time. To you, it may often seem like ages have gone by without activity, however, in fact, much behind-the-scenes work is being completed so that on the day your matter is ready, nothing will be overlooked. In order to keep the cost of legal services down while maximizing communications, we will strive to keep you informed when anything important happens and to respond to your questions in a reasonable time. In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.

Simply stated, you will receive superior service through careful consideration, confident counsel and unprecedented knowledge by the regions top legal team that is both efficient and effective.

We are interested in your questions and we want you to ask them. Sometimes we are required to be out of the office, even for days at a time. When in the office, we meet with clients, complete research, review documents, or prepare contracts, briefs or pleadings. For the most efficient and quickest response please contact one of our legal assistants, as they have a working knowledge of all aspects of your case. If the assistant cannot answer your question, every attempt will be made get the answer for you, or arrange to have your attorney contact you as quickly as possible as we understand your concerns and issues. Above all, leave a message so we know your concern in advance. If you do that, we will always try to get an answer back to you even if your attorney is out of the office when you call.

You are entitled to know, to the extent that we can reasonably inform you at your first visit, what your fee will be. We encourage a frank, open discussion about our fees with each client at the time of the first interview.

In addition to legal fees, there are various expenses that must be paid to others in order to prepare your legal matter. For example, payments must be made to obtain necessary reports or copies of necessary documents, to employ court reporters to take depositions, to obtain licenses or permits from governmental authorities, to file suits in courts of law, in addition to other outside entities that are necessary to help your cause. Generally, the amounts of these charges will be in direct proportion to the complexity of the matter involved. The easier your matter is to solve, the less these costs will ordinarily be.

At the start of your legal matter, we will try to estimate for you the amount of out-of-pocket expenses which may be incurred on your behalf. We will discuss with you whether or when you will be required to reimburse us for these expenditures which are made on your behalf to further your legal cause.

A phone call to our office will direct you to the person who can best answer your question. Remember, no questions as to your rights, duties or obligations should go unanswered because you did not know which lawyer to call. Fees for these different matters will be charged in accordance with our regular practice.

All office visits are by appointment only. We encourage each of our clients to schedule meetings with us during regular business hours. From time to time you may request that we meet you in the evening if the matter cannot wait. While we do not encourage these “special visits,” we may arrange them where necessary. If we must meet with you in the evening, we must reserve the right to add a surcharge to our regular fee for the appointment. You will be advised, in advance, of the decision concerning the surcharge. Since “special visits” may be expensive, please avoid them wherever possible.

Personal injury cases are incidents in which injuries or deaths have occurred as a result of another’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional wrongdoing. The other person’s negligence may be the result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or many other possible events.

It is best to file a lawsuit as quickly as possible, so please bring all records, bills, information and any other relevant documents regarding your case to your initial consultation.

The best way to begin your case is to call Jones & Cook Attorneys at Law, to set up your free consultation at (406) 543-3800; email us or visit our free consultation page.

No. Many times, for a variety of reasons, including the uncertainty of a jury’s trial verdict, trial can be avoided through an amicable settlement; however, Jones & Cook prepares every case as if it will proceed to trial.

Yes, a claim for damages can be brought on behalf of the deceased by an appropriate representative of the individual.

Unfortunately, in the early stages, it is very difficult to predict how much a case may be worth. There are many factors, including the judge and jury members assigned to a case trial, which make each case unique, and a specific monetary award cannot be predicted.