Experienced in All Aspects of Insurance Law

Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette, & Tranel, P.C., is a litigation firm with deep experience in the state, federal and tribal courts of Montana

The lawyers in the firm are experienced in all aspects of insurance law, including defense, coverage, bad faith and unfair trade practices, as well as product liability, professional negligence, and general civil litigation.

Our lawyers are licensed to practice law in the state courts of Montana, California, and New York, as well as in the U.S. District Court for Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and various Tribal Courts throughout Montana. The firm’s attorneys are recognized as leaders in the defense bar and their community.   More Information

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense & Coverage
  • Bad Faith & Unfair Trade Practices
  • Professional Negligence
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Transportation Law
  • Construction Defect Litigation

Our Commitment to the Client

We provide comprehensive service through prompt access to knowledgeable and responsive attorneys.

Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette, & Tranel, P.C. understands that clients often do not have days or weeks to await a response from their attorney, and that providing prompt advice to our clients is essential to effective claims handling.

Our firm is committed to:

  • Actively representing our clients before the courts.
  • Educating our clients to equip them with knowledge of current law pertinent to their business.
  • Engaging our clients in a continuing dialogue to ensure their satisfaction throughout the claims and litigation process.

Our commitment to these practices underscores the belief that each client deserves quality legal service at a fair price.

Firm News

BEBT hires Jamie Iguchi as Associate Attorney


Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette & Tranel, P.C. announces the hiring of Jamie Iguchi as associate attorney. Her areas of practice include: insurance defense, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation.


BEBT hires Katie Guffin and Ryan Heuwinkel as Associate Attorneys


Bohyer, Erickson, Beaudette & Tranel, P.C. announces the hiring of  Katie Guffin and Ryan Heuwinkel, as associate attorneys. Katie joined the firm on March 18, 2013. Ryan Heuwinkel joins the firm on November 1, 2013.
Their areas of practice include:  insurance defense, personal injury, and insurance coverage. 


Paul N. Tranel Obtains Affirmation of Coverage Denial from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


On September 27, 2012, the Ninth Circuit issued a Memorandum Opinion affirming the District Court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the firm’s clients, Defendants First National Insurance Company and American States Insurance Company, in a coverage denial case.  See Conley v. First Nat’l Ins. Co. of Am., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 20281.