Spencer Bradford, Clerk

Spencer Bradford

Law Clerk

(406) 543-3800
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(406) 721-8715
Spencer graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience in December 2012 and from the Alexander Blewett School of Law at the University of Montana with his Juris Doctorate in May 2018. Spencer is licensed to practice law in all Montana State Courts and the U.S. District Court of Montana.
During Law School, Spencer was a member of the Montana Trial Lawyer Association and Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. He also worked as a Summer Legal Intern for Montana AAA Legal Services in 2016 and obtained his clinical internship at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in 2017.
In addition to spending time with his wife and three young children, Spencer speaks fluent Spanish and currently is a volunteer Communications Specialist for the Missoula Emergency Response Communications Network.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Montana, 2018

Education

Alexander Blewett III School of Law, University of Montana, 2018
Juris Doctor
Brigham Young University, 2012
BS in Neuroscience

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association
Montana Trial Lawyers Association
Phi Delta Phi

Past Employment Positions

Missoula Emergency Response Communications Network
Montana AAA Legal Services
Montana DNRC

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.