Anthony F. Jackson
Anthony is a fifth generation Montanan with deep roots in the central Montana area. Anthony graduated with honors from Montana State University – Bozeman before attending the University of Montana School of Law. While in law school, Anthony’s achievements and abilities were recognized by the faculty, his peers, and the judiciary alike. Anthony's law school peers chose him to be the student body president both his 2L and 3L years – a rare honor and the only known occurrence of this in the law school's history. The law school dean later selected Anthony for the Dean's Leadership Award. Prior to his graduation, the Honorable Justice Brian Morris hired Anthony to be a Montana Supreme Court Clerk after a highly competitive process involving applicants from around the country.
Anthony joined Beck, Amsden & Stalpes in 2013 after finishing his clerkship. In 2018, Anthony was awarded the Montana Trial Lawyers Outstanding New Lawyer Award in recognition of his work and dedication to clients and was named to the National Trail Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Anthony became a partner at Beck, Amsden & Stalpes in 2021. As lead counsel, Anthony has recovered over twenty million dollars on behalf of clients and has assisted in the recovery of tens of millions more. In 2022, Anthony was lead counsel in the Ochsenbein v. Temp Right Inc. trial – which resulted in the largest known motorcycle accident verdict in Montana history.
Anthony prides himself in representing and standing up for those harmed by the more powerful (who are usually insured by some of the world’s largest insurance companies and defended by some of the Montana’s and nation’s largest law firms). Anthony's legal practice areas include products liability (defective and dangerous products), auto accidents, class actions, consumer law, motorcycle accidents, semitruck accidents, insurance coverage litigation, insurance bad faith, premises liability, and worker's compensation.
Anthony has secured numerous recoveries for his clients though verdict and settlement. Some of Anthony’s previous cases as lead counsel include:
Ochsenbein v. Temp Right Services Inc.: Recovered $3,270,088 through a jury verdict against Temp Right Services Inc. and its employee after Temp Right Services Inc.'s commercial van driver made an unsafe left turn into a passing motorcyclist and severely injured the motorcyclist.
Cameron v. General Motors LLC: Recovered a confidential litigation settlement amount through a product liability lawsuit after client was killed in a post collision fuel fed fire resulting from a rollover.
Class Action against Montana Hilton Garden Inn Entities: Recovered $4,031,519 through wage and hour class-action litigation after Hilton Garden Inn entities improperly withheld service fees from employees.
Erickson v. Panorama West Apartments et al: Recovered $2,189,374 through a premises liability litigation lawsuit after a minor child suffered a head injury from a fall through stair balusters.
Mize v. Montana State Fund: Recovered $396,715 (statutory maximum) through a workers’ compensation trial verdict against Montana State Fund after a worker was involved in a guardrail collision, became ill afterwards, and died of a pulmonary embolism days later. Montana State Fund contested whether the worker was injured in the collision and whether death resulted from the collision.
Client v. Trucking Company: Recovered $1,206,549 through a commercial trucking litigation lawsuit after a semi-truck driver making an improper pass killed a man and severely injured his son.
Client v. Insured: Recovered $750,000 through a dog bite lawsuit after a minor child was attacked by a dog and suffered facial injuries and scarring.
Harrison v. Fire Suppression Systems Inc.: Recovered $800,000 plus substantial injunctive relief through a product liability and negligence class-action lawsuit after Fire Suppression Systems Inc. improperly and unsafely sold and serviced fire extinguishers. Injunctive relief included that all defective extinguishers would be fixed with no costs to clients.
Client v. Defendant: Recovered $1,000,000 through a strict liability and negligence lawsuit after an animal training and consultation service’s grizzly bears were allowed to access and kill a temporary worker.
Pro Bono Cases and MTLA: Anthony has volunteered hundreds of hours in pro bono services helping protect the poor, veteran rights, and others in need. Anthony serves as the chair of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association's Education Committee.
When not working, Anthony enjoys fishing, biking, and the many pleasures of the Montana outdoors. Anthony especially enjoys exploring Montana's Beartooth Plateau, Boulder River Valley, and Stillwater River Valley – where his family has had a cabin for over 70 years. Anthony has nearly three decades of experience riding motorcycles and – when not afoot, pedaling, or paddling – loves embarking on motorcycle adventures to see the state and country. Anthony's personal legal interests include politics and preserving Montanan's public land access rights.
Anthony is a member of the Gallatin County Bar, Montana State Bar, Montana Federal Bar, Federal Ninth Circuit Bar, and North Dakota State Bar (inactive).
Anthony is based in Bozeman and represents clients as a consumer protection and personal injury and accident lawyer who selectively takes cases throughout Montana. Click the “Get in Touch” button at the bottom of this page to contact Anthony today.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Personal Injury - Plaintiff
- Products Liability
- Auto Accidents
- Class Actions
- Consumer Law
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Semitruck Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Insurance Coverage Litigation
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Premises Liability Litigation
- Worker's Compensation
- Defective and Dangerous Products
- Montana Federal
- Montana State
- Gallatin County
- North Dakota State (inactive)
- US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Montana Supreme Court
- University of Montana School of Law
- Montana State University - Bozeman