Dan Hoven

Attorney at law

800 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 101
Helena, MT 59601
P: (406) 443-6820
F: (406) 443-6883
E: [email protected]





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Dan Hoven

Business Disputes, Environmental Litigation, Medical Malpractice & Railroad Defense


Mr. Hoven has long been the head of BKBH’s Litigation Group. He has tried jury cases in venues throughout Montana. He has represented large companies such as Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad Company in environmental litigation; Union Pacific Railroad Company in Federal Employers Liability Act Litigation; and medical practitioners insured by companies such as The Doctors Company and The Medical Protective Company in medical malpractice litigation. As a result of his success he is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubble, a top commercial litigator by Chambers USA and a Litigation Star by Benchmark. Mr. Hoven is a member of Litigation Counsel of America.


J. Daniel Hoven is a native Montanan and comes from a family of lawyers. His father and two uncles were lawyers and had long standing practices in Montana. As a result of that heritage and Mr. Hoven’s  own long-standing practice, he is well-known throughout legal circles and also has an in-depth knowledge of the legal landscape in Montana. He is one of the original members of BKBH. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and his law degree from Lincoln Law School in San Francisco. He is a member of the Montana and California (inactive) bars, The Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, The Litigation Counsel of America, and National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. He is a partner and works in the firm’s Helena office.

Mr. Hoven has two children who are also attorneys. One practices in Boston while the other resides in Milwaukee and works at a medical device company. Mr. Hoven is a long-time sports enthusiast who has served in the past as member of the Helena Babe Ruth Baseball Board of Directors and as General Manager of the Helena American Legion Baseball program. He is also a past Certified Contract Advisor for NFL football players and past member of the Sports Lawyers Association. He presently enjoys golfing and staying fit.


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