Attorney at law
800 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 101
Helena, MT 59601
P: (406) 443-6820
F: (406) 443-6883
E: [email protected]
Oglala Sioux Tribal Court
Turtle Mountain Tribal Court
Wind River Tribal Court
Medical Malpractice Defense, Tribal/State/Federal Law Interplay, Employment Defense, and Commercial Litigation
Mr. Thompson is a member of BKBH’s Litigation Practice Group. He is primarily involved in medical malpractice defense and the defense of tribes and tribal housing authorities. His knowledge of tribal law and tribal issues is extensive and he has helped BKBH clients navigate the complex interplay between tribal, state and federal jurisdiction. Mr. Thompson has successfully defended numerous clients faced with intimidating exposure to liability. He is also experienced in defending Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”) and employment related claims. Thompson has served as counsel to Amerind Risk Management and its insureds since 2012.
Mr. Thompson is a co-author of the article Tribal Sovereign Immunity, Its Origins and Development published in the March, 2020 edition of “For the Defense”, a DRI publication.
Evan Thompson is a native of Heart Butte, Montana and grew up on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. He attended high school in Browning and Valier, Montana. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Native American Studies from Montana State University Bozeman in 2005. Ultimately, Mr. Thompson enrolled at the University of Montana School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2011. While attending law school, Thompson was recruited by BKBH to work in the litigation department. He works at the firm’s office in Helena.
Mr. Thompson is married and he and his wife have a son and a daughter. In his free time, he is an artist, poet and musician and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with his family.