Attorney at law
201 West Railroad Street, Suite 300
Missoula, MT 59802
P: (406) 728-1694
F: (406) 728‐5475
E: [email protected]
Appeals, Class Action Defense & Civil Litigation
Ms. McCann’s practice is wide-ranging, with an emphasis on complex civil litigation and appellate work. She has authored dozens of briefs for submission to the Montana Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, in areas as wide-ranging as environmental, class action, medical malpractice, wrongful discharge, oil and gas, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, and health care. She has successfully defended clients faced with extensive liability from class action litigation, and works closely with in-house counsel of national and multi-national corporations on issues affecting their Montana operations. Ms. McCann also works with individual clients, defending them from malpractice allegations and in contract disputes, among other areas. She is licensed to practice in Montana and Washington.
Christy McCann was born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland, and went to college at Brown University, graduating in 1992, Phi Beta Kappa, where she was a captain of the Women’s Swim Team. She moved west after college and never looked back, enjoying many adventures on the slopes and rivers of Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, and West Virginia, as a raft guide, ski bum, bartender, teacher, and dog-sled guide. Ms. McCann graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2005 as a member of the Order of the Coif. She clerked for the Honorable Robert H. Whaley for three years in the Eastern District of Washington before moving to Missoula in 2008. She works in BKBH’s Missoula office.
Ms. McCann is married, and she and her husband have one daughter and two dogs. In her free time, she continues to enjoy time in the rivers and mountains of the West. She also remains an avid swimmer and has continued her competitive career through the Montana Masters program. She spends much of her time serving as a Mom-Taxi, but can also be found volunteering at river clean-ups and her daughter’s sporting events.