Bozeman, Montana

Moore, O'Connell & Refling PC
517 S. 22nd Avenue
Suite 5
Bozeman, Montana 59718
Phone: 406-587-5511
Mailing address:
PO Box 1288
Bozeman MT 59771


Practicing in areas of Probate Law, Estate Planning, Water Law, Real Estate, Litigation (see Practice Areas page for full list)


Mark joined our firm as a partner in 1978. He grew up and was educated on the plains of North Dakota. After graduating from law school, Mark moved to Bozeman to enjoy the mountains and the small cow town Bozeman was in the mid-1970s. He served on the Bozeman School Board for three terms and on numerous other community boards. Mark's practice includes business law, real estate, agricultural law, commercial transactions, estate planning, trusts and estate administration. He and his wife have three grown children who are scattered all across the country.


Mike joined our firm in 1999 and practices in the areas of water rights adjudication, water law and real estate. Prior to going into private practice he was employed for seven years as special water master for the honorable C. Bruce Loble, Chief Water Judge of the State of Montana, in Montana's ongoing statewide adjudication of water rights. He also spent two years as a law clerk for the Honorable R. C. McDonough of the Montana Supreme Court. Mike received his B.S. Degree, with honors, from Montana State University and his J.D. Degree, with honors, from the University of Montana, School of Law. He is co-editor of the instructional videotape “A Water User's Guide through the Montana Water Court" KUSM Productions, and has been a presenter at several water seminars in Montana. Mike is rated BV* by Martindale-Hubbell. He and his wife have three sons.


Ryan is a Montana native with strong rural roots, having grown up on a ranch in central Montana. He received his BA, with honors, in Political Science and History from the University of Montana. He received his J.D. with a Certificate in Business Law Concentration from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon in 2007. After graduation, Ryan was an associate with a small firm that focused on civil litigation. Ryan joined our firm in 2008, and focuses his practice on assisting water users navigate the statewide water right issues, ditch easements, property disputes, and water rights due diligence on large ranch purchases. Ryan has presented to civic groups and at several water law seminars in Montana. He enjoys pursuing a variety of outdoor activities with his wife and three young children.
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