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Steph was born and raised in northeastern Montana. She received a B.S. Degree in Marketing with honors from Montana State University in 1991 and her law degree from the University of Montana Law School with honors in 1994. After graduation Steph was admitted to practice in the Montana State and Federal Courts. She is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as several Tribal Courts throughout the State of Montana.
After graduating from law school, Steph worked briefly as a Deputy County Attorney in Cascade County before entering private practice. Steph was in private practice for 20 years where she was a partner. Her practice emphasized civil ligation defense, including claims for personal injury, construction defect, product liability, wrongful termination/employment law, professional negligence, insurance bad faith as well as insurance coverage issues. In 2014 Steph went to work for Montana State Fund representing the workers’ compensation carrier in workers’ compensation matters including litigated matters before the Workers’ Compensation Court. She returned to private practice in 2018 when she joined the Jardine Firm. Her practice continues to focus on civil litigation defense.
Steph has served on the Board of Directors for the Montana Defense Trial Lawyers. She was also a Girl Scout Leader. Outside of the office, Steph enjoys running, hiking, watching her children’s sporting events and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
General Liability Defense
Workers’ Compensation Defense
Product Liability Defense