Billings Office
550 North 31st Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 259-2222

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Kari Lahey

Paralegal, Odegaard Kovacich Snipes, PC


Kari was raised in Billings and graduated from Skyview High School. Kari earned her paralegal degree in January of 1999 and began working for a prominent personal injury firm in Billings where she was the sole paralegal for one of the four partners in the firm until his retirement in 2018. The firm specialized in personal injury law and Kari worked on cases for clients of all ages who had suffered serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries. Kari understands the impact a serious injury can have on someone's life and she has dedicated her career to helping injured individuals navigate the legal road to recovery.

Kari is married and has four children, a daughter-in-law, and two german shepherd dogs. When Kari is not working, she enjoys catching up with her family and spending time with as many of them as possible. Kari also enjoys being outdoors and loves to jump in her Jeep with her camera and head to the mountains to hike or just take pictures, during all of the seasons Montana has to offer.

Over $500 Million Recovered for Our Clients

Giving it all it takes to maximize our client’s recovery. Read our case results to see how we’ve recovered millions for injury victims. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, turn to a firm with a history of success.

Jury Verdict for Harmful Business Practices

The firm represented 25 Montana farmers against numerous companies and individuals for negligence, negligent misrepresentation, deceit and fraud for failing to provide the farmers promised payments or...

Jury Verdict for Environmental Contamination

The firm represented several property owners in Sunburst, Montana, against Texaco for causing large scale pollution in the community as a result of historic refinery operations. After a month-long tr...

Soil and Groundwater Contamination

We represented the City of Livingston and over 100 property owners against the railroad for causing soil and groundwater pollution in Livingston during historic railroad operations. After two weeks i...

False Claims Act / Whistleblower Settlement

The largest False Claims Act recovery in Montana history. Representing a whistleblower CFO for a large Montana medical facility, Paul Odegaard acted co-counsel with lead counsel, Bryan Vroon, an Atlan...

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