Practice Areas


Estate Planning & Probate

Regardless of the circumstances or the value of your personal assets, an estate plan is necessary to protect your loved ones upon your death or incapacity. Whether you require a simple will or a more complex estate planning approach, proper consideration and strategic planning will provide peace of mind that your estate assets are protected. […]

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Estate Planning & Probate

Real Estate Law

For most people, a real estate purchase is one of the largest and perhaps riskiest financial transactions they will encounter in their lifetime. This long-term investment and commitment can be fraught with pitfalls for an unassuming purchaser. Every aspect of a real estate transaction requires attention to detail. Having an experienced attorney review all documents […]

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Real Estate Law

Business, Commercial, & Administrative Law

At Markette & Chouinard, P.C., we offer a robust suite of business services that assist clients in business entity formation and commercial transactions. We represent large and small businesses across the state and country through all stages of business operation. Our trusted attorneys can guide you through: corporation, LLC, and partnership formation; business and real […]

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Business & Administrative Law

Water Law

Water is a precious resource in Montana and has long been the topic of many historical disputes. If you own or lease real property in Montana, or intend to purchase property in Montana, there is a strong likelihood that at some point you will require legal assistance with your water rights. Many watershed basins in […]

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Water Law

Civil Litigation

Disputes are never easy to resolve and from time to time, it may become necessary to file a lawsuit. Civil lawsuits may be filed when you are involved in an accident which is someone else’s fault, when you have hired someone to complete a job and they have failed, or when there is a dispute […]

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Civil Litigation

Criminal Defense

If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or you have learned or suspect you are under investigation related to a possible criminal offense, it is critical that you secure advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Markette & Chouinard, P.C., we have represented hundreds of clients dealing with criminal issues, and we […]

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Criminal Defense

Family Law

Divorce, custody, parenting matters, and other issues between family members and former spouses are understandably very personal and emotional. Regardless of the value of the assets and financial decisions that may be at stake, family law involves some of the most difficult, damaging issues the legal system must deal with. In some situations involving divorce […]

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Family Law

Personal Injury/Insurance

Personal Injury In a basic sense, representing clients in a personal injury matter involves pursuing recovery of damages from a party who caused physical injury to the client. Damages include any specific damages the client has suffered (for example, past and future medical expenses, lost wages and other economic losses, out of pocket expenses, etc.) […]

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Personal Injury

Wrongful Death/Survivorship

If you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident that was not their fault, it may be possible and appropriate to pursue related claims for damages against the responsible party. At Markette & Chouinard, we have handled wrongful death and survivorship claims, and we understand how difficult it is to deal […]

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Wrongful Death/Survivorship

Sexual Abuse Claims

Until recently, certain schools, churches, youth groups, and other institutions regularly and systematically suppressed incidents of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct against children and other vulnerable persons. In recent years, victims have come forward and have begun to review the sprawling extent of offending institution’s efforts to conceal incidents of abuse and protect abusers. Likewise, […]

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Sexual Abuse Claims