Emily McCulloch
Emily McCulloch
201 West Railroad, Suite 300
Missoula, MT 59802

P: (406) 728-1694
F: (406) 728-5475

Emily McCulloch

Attorney Emily McCulloch’s legal practice is focused on workers’ compensation, employment defense and counseling, insurance defense, and general litigation.

Workers’ Compensation Defense

Much of Emily’s practice is devoted to representing employers and insurance companies in workers’ compensation defense matters.  In this regard, Emily advises and helps clients understand their obligations under Montana workers’ compensation laws in connection with specific claims, assists them in resolving claims efficiently and cost effectively, and represents their interests in hearings and litigation in disputed matters.  

Employment Defense and Counseling

Emily assists employers with understanding a wide variety of state and federal employment laws, including matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Her employment defense and counseling practice also includes defending the interests of companies in connection with employment-related claims, including those involving alleged breach of contract, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other matters.  She also helps employers understand and take proactive measures designed to minimize or avoid litigation. 

Insurance Defense

As part of BKBH’s Insurance Defense practice group, Emily helps defend the interests of insurance companies and their insureds in healthcare and employment matters.  She additionally advises healthcare providers in corporate matters and policy advice.

General Litigation

In addition to employment and insurance defense matters, Emily also represents clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters. 


Emily graduated from the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana with Pro Bono honors and a joint degree in Masters of Public Administration. She received the Edward A. Cremer Award for best research paper in the field of Environmental Law and the Paul Raffery Memorial Award for exceptional dedication and diligence during her clinical work with the Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic.

While in law school, Emily served on the Women’s Law Caucus board, was the managing editor for the Public Land and Resources Law Review and the Vice President of the University of Montana’s honors society chapter of Phi Alpha Alpha, and served as the honor code representative for the Student Bar Association. 

Emily was born and raised in Billings, Montana, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Montana in 2014.  Outside of work she enjoys the outdoors and recreational activities, including hiking, rafting, and backpacking.

  • J.D., The University of Montana School of Law
  • M.P.A., The University of Montana
  • B.S. (Environmental Studies), The University of Montana
  • Montana (All state courts)
  • United States District Court for the District of Montana
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Montana State Bar
  • Board Member for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Missoula
  • Recipient of the Edward A. Cremer Award for best research paper in the field of Environmental Law
  • Recipient of the Paul Raffery Memorial Award for exceptional dedication and diligence for clinical work with the Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic.