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550 North 31st Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
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Paul C. Collins

Attorney, Odegaard Kovacich Snipes, PC

Biography

Attorney Paul Collins joined the firm in 2020 after working for twenty-seven years as a defense lawyer at large firms in New Mexico and Montana. Mr. Collins started his career and became a partner at the Rodey Law Firm in Albuquerque, NM before moving to Billings Montana to practice as a partner with the Crowley Fleck firm. Mr. Collins has handled a wide variety of civil cases in state and federal courts, including personal injury, product liability, groundwater contamination, employment, fire and explosion, and many other sorts of matters.

As a defense lawyer, he was opposing counsel to Paul Odegaard and Mark Kovacich on a number of cases. He enjoyed a good working relationship and friendship with them and is looking forward to working with the team. In his free time, Mr. Collins enjoys hunting, bicycling, backpacking, and cooking.

Education

  • J.D. cum laude, Wake Forest Law School, 1993
  • B.S. Mathematics, Davidson College, 1988

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.

$65,530,500
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...

$41,200,000
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...

$36,000,000
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...

$24,000,000
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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