An Experienced, Honest, and Proven Law Firm Established in 1959

The Law Firm of Tipp Coburn & Associates PC Skilled Attorneys Serving Missoula, MT

Tipp Coburn & Associates PC has a storied heritage that goes all the way back to 1959. Over the years, our legal team has represented more than 7,500 clients in personal injury, employment law, and criminal defense cases.

We take on complex legal issues that affect people all over the state of Montana. In 2013, our firm received the “Outstanding Law Firm” award from the Montana Innocence Project for our work helping the wrongly convicted.

After more than 60 years of providing legal services, and over 130 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge, training, and creativity needed to give you the quality representation you deserve.
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Our Story

Our founding partner, Ray Tipp, started this practice from a single homemade desk set on a staircase landing of a downtown Missoula office building. Shortly thereafter, he teamed up with Vernon Hoven. The firm name changed to Tipp & Hoven and was located at 123 West Broadway in downtown Missoula. Vern stayed with the firm until shortly before his death in 1983.

Over the years, several other attorneys have been associated or partnered with the firm. The firm moved to its present location on the South Side of Missoula in 1972. Since that time, Tipp Coburn & Associates PC has gradually grown to its present size of four full-time attorneys.

Decades later, our attorneys still strive to provide the same level of client attention that we have from the very beginning.

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Whether you are facing criminal charges, suffered a personal injury, or have an employment law matter, Tipp Coburn & Associates PC stands ready to help. Let us walk you through the process step by step and provide you with the advice and results you need. Get in touch with our Missoula-based lawyers to schedule your free legal consultation.

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I'm from the east coast so I really didn't know how the law works in Montana. Mr.Tipp was able to workout a deal with the prosecutor in my case and got a majority of my time suspended. he even picked me up and dropped me off at the airport when I was ready to go back up there to serve my time. Since my charge was just a misdemeanor and with recent changes to Montana law, I may look at using this firm to get my conviction exonerated in a few years.

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I got a traffic ticket in Montana. I decided to have a lawyer service and contacted to Ms. Sarah Lockwood. She listened every detail of my story and then provided all the necessary information, the consequences of the case and her legal advice. She always kept me updated before and after every hearing. Ms. Lockwood is incredibly knowledgeable, respectful, professional and very dedicated attorney. I am truly pleased that we won the case, what she has done and cannot thank enough to her. I would highly recommend her service if one needs an attorney in Montana.

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Our Location

2200 Brooks Street
Missoula, MT 59801

"Bryan Tipp, Sarah Lockwood, and all of the staff at Tipp Colburn & Associates are top quality and incredibly dedicated. I can’t speak more highly of their dedication and passion for helping those in need." Elvis Nuno

Featured Practice Areas

Personal Injury

A catastrophic injury can change your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you've been injured as a result of another person or company's negligence, our lawyers can help you seek a settlement or jury award for your losses.

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Auto Accidents

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents could lead to debilitating injuries or the loss of a loved one. Our law firm can hold negligent motorists accountable for their reckless actions, gathering evidence to prove who was at fault in the collision.

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Employment Law

Workplaces should be free from harassment and discrimination. If you’ve been the victim of sexual harassment or any sort of mistreatment related to a toxic work environment, our team of lawyers can hold your employer accountable.

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DUI Defense

Sobriety tests are not always an accurate measure of a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or level of intoxication. Our defense attorneys can contest drunk driving arrests based on flawed testing and lack of reasonable suspicion.

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Criminal Defense

If you’ve been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you deserve a sound legal defense. Our Montana law firm can help you get your charges dropped or reduced. We have received recognition for working with the wrongfully accused.

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Tipp Coburn & Associates

Our attorneys have been fighting for Montanans since 1959. Over the years, we have represented more than 7,500 clients and helped them recover millions of dollars in compensation. We are affiliated with renowned legal organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers and the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

To schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, request a case review online or call us at (406) 549-5186

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