Attorney at law

801 West Main, Suite 2A
Bozeman, MT 59715
P:  (406) 585-0888
F:  (406) 587-0165






Education, Degrees
& Distinctions

Bar Admissions

State bar of Montana

State bar of Wyoming

Professional Memberships

Catherine A. Laughner

Regulatory Investigations, Oil & Gas, Toxic Torts, Environmental, & White-Collar Defense


Ms. Laughner is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.  She also is ranked Band 1 by Chambers 2017, commended for her excellence in “communication, details, and negotiation.”

Cathy Laughner is a shareholder in Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry & Hoven P.C. whose practice concentrates on regulatory investigations, oil and gas matters, toxic tort and environmental litigation, enforcement proceedings, white-collar criminal defense and grand jury investigations.

Ms. Laughner is known for her defense of corporations, officers and employees and other individuals in matters involving allegations of wrongdoing, noncompliance and fraud. Specifically, Ms. Laughner has successfully defended clients in healthcare fraud, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Transportation, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the U.S. Dept. of Justice.

Ms. Laughner regularly advises companies and individuals on corporate and regulatory compliance issues and has conducted internal investigations for corporations.

Ms. Laughner’s practice also includes representing clients in diverse complex litigation, including toxic tort and other environmental litigation. Ms. Laughner has substantial experience in the areas of superfund, environmental permitting and compliance, environmental and natural resources litigation, oil & gas energy law, administrative proceedings, regulatory/administrative compliance and white-collar criminal defense.

Before joining Browning, Kaleczyc, Berry, and Hoven, P.C. in 1990, Ms. Laughner worked in environmental affairs for Chevron and as an analytical chemist for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ms. Laughner skied for the University of Utah Ski team and received her B.S. in Chemistry there (1979). While working for Chevron in Houston and Oklahoma City, she attended the University of Houston Law Center and received her J. D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law (1989). Ms. Laughner is admitted to practice law in Montana, Wyoming, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Laughner works in the firm’s Bozeman office.

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