Jordan Y. Crosby

jcrosby2Professional Experience

Jordan joined Ugrin in 2008.  After graduating from law school, Jordan had the honor of clerking for United States Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby from 2004 until 2007.  Jordan then entered private practice in Great Falls before joining Ugrin.  Jordan has been a shareholder with the firm since January 2014.

Practice Emphasis

  • Complex Litigation and Products Liability
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Insurance Law – Bad Faith, Coverage, and Defense
  • Municipality & Governmental Defense


  • J.D., University of Montana School of Law, with honors, 2004
  • B.A., University of Montana, Political Science and History, high honors, 2001

Court Admissions

  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State and Federal Courts of Montana

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Montana (Member, Women’s Law and Federal Bar Sections)
  • Cascade County Bar Association
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers Association (Director, Board)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federal Bar Association (Montana Chapter, Secretary, Board)

Recognitions and Honors

  • Super Lawyers – Mountain States Rising Stars (2010-2018)
  • Member, Attorney Admission Fund Committee U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Lawyer Representative for the District of Montana to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judicial Conference
  • Faculty/presenter – District of Montana Judicial Institute (2014 & 2016)
  • Contributor – “Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know About a Career in the Law” – by Susan Blakely (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Legal Publications, 2009)
  • Essay published in the Los Angeles Daily Journal – “The Associate: Finding a Firm that Fit” (February 25, 2010)

Personal and Community Involvement

Jordan serves as a Director on the Board of Directors for the Federal Defenders of Montana, Inc., a Community Defender Organization in the federal defender system. In addition, for the past several years, Jordan has also served as president of the board.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Cascade County Law Clinic, which accommodates pro-bono legal services, primarily in the area of family law, to low income residents of Cascade County.

Jordan also enjoys serving her community outside the legal field.  She was a member of the Junior League of Great Falls for a number of years before becoming a sustaining member.  She also previously served on the Fur Ball Committee, a benefit of the Animal Foundation of Great Falls.

A Montana native, Jordan, her husband Brian, son Cooper, and dogs enjoy spending time outdoors.  Jordan enjoys golfing, skiing, camping, cooking, and travel.  During the school year, Jordan spends many hours in the gym cheering on her husband’s girls’ basketball team at Charles M. Russell High School (CMR) in Great Falls.