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845 Great Northern Blvd.
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 204-7439

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Maija Schellhardt

Case Manager, Odegaard Kovacich Snipes, PC


Maija started her career as a legal assistant for Dufrechou Law for seven years, where she particularly enjoyed helping both the clients and attorneys.

In 2015 Maija was offered a job in a specialty clinic at St. Peter's Hospital, which expanded to a leadership position among her co-workers. After a few years working at the clinic, Maija eagerly joined the team of Odegaard Kovacich Snipes and returned to helping others in their legal pursuits.

Born in West Yellowstone and raised in Manhattan and Helena, Maija is through-and-through Montana, from her tippy-toes to the tip of her fly rod. She lives with her teenage son and marvels at how quickly he is growing up. She also enjoys camping, hiking, fly fishing and exploring new and favorite places.

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.

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...

Insurance Bad Faith Settlement

Paul Odegaard represented an oil field trucker who injured his low back while changing a tire during a work shift. While the work comp claim was initially accepted, the insurer later denied the claim ...

Motor Vehicle Accident

Client was a passenger in a semi-truck driver who was ejected from the cab when the driver fell asleep at the wheel at interstate speeds and hit a guardrail. We ultimately obtained the liability limi...

Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Settlement

Our Client, a water truck driver working in the oil fields of Montana and North Dakota, was severely injured when he was run off the road by another semi-truck. Initially, his Workers' Compensation cl...

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