Gary M. Zadick

GaryZaddick2Professional Experience

Gary is one of the founding members of Ugrin. Prior to forming the firm, Gary was a Deputy Cascade County Attorney from 1978-1979 and an Associate Professor of Evidence and Criminal Procedure at the University of Great Falls from 1979-1981. Gary frequently lectures at the University of Montana School of Law and at other Continuing Legal Education seminars on the issues of insurance law, insurance bad faith, and other litigation related topics. He is also an invited faculty member of the University of Montana School of Advanced Trial Advocacy Program and a member of the Montana Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Evidence and the United States District Court Local Rules Committee. Gary has tried numerous jury trials in state and federal court. Gary also devotes a significant part of his practice to mediation and arbitration as a neutral and is a member of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Practice Emphasis
  • General Civil Litigation – Personal Injury and Products Liability
  • Insurance Law – Bad Faith and Coverage
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • J.D., University of Montana School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., University of Montana, Economics and Political Science, 1975
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Claims
  • State and Federal Courts of Montana
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Cascade County Bar Association
Recognitions and Honors
  • AV “Preeminent” Rating Martindale Hubbell
  • Benchmark Litigation Guide Local Litigation Star
  • Chambers Leading Lawyers of North America
  • Super Lawyers – Mountain States
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Montana
  • Top Lawyers Commercial Litigation
Personal and Community Involvement
Gary was born in 1953 and raised in Great Falls, Montana. He was the President of the Cascade County Bar Association in 2005. He has been a Board member of various community organizations including the Red Cross, Paris Gibson Square Museum and the Cascade County Community Health Center.