The Attorneys of Stinson Law Group practice personal injury, business, and criminal defense law statewide in both Wyoming and Montana.
Scott Stinson is an attorney who thrives in the courtroom. Scott specializes in personal injury law, business matters, and criminal defense law, including white collar crime. A former public defender, he has tried well over 100 cases to verdict. Scott is detail-oriented and believes winning comes from thorough preparation and a dash of inspiration. Scott is a 2000 graduate of the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Following graduation he worked for the Portland criminal defense firm Chilton, Ebbett, and Rohr and Metropolitan Public Defender before moving to Bozeman, Montana in 2012 to set up the Stinson Law Group practice with his brother, Laurence. Scott has represented clients charged with everything from simple misdemeanors to major felonies, as well as clients the state sought to civilly commit to the hospital.
“When you have a legal issue, the system is tough to understand and impossible to navigate by yourself. It is a discouraging experience that leaves you feeling helpless. No person, family, or business should have to go through that alone. You need someone who will stand with you, and someone who can win for you. That person is Scott Stinson.”
— T. Fitzgerald, Stinson Law Group Client
Laurence Stinson focuses on doing a very small part of the law exceptionally well. An aggressive, conscientious fighter for his clients, Laurence has spent the majority of his career as a trial lawyer. He specializes in civil matters with a focus on personal injury law and insurance, business, real estate, and construction disputes. Laurence has more than twenty years of remarkable success as a personal injury attorney and is known by others for his impressive command of injury medicine and examination of doctors. Laurence is a 1995 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law, was a partner in Bormuth, Freeman & Stinson from 1995-99 and a partner in Bonner Stinson from 2000-12 before forming Stinson Law Group with his brother, Scott. Laurence has served on both the board and the executive board of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, was appointed by the state supreme court to the Permanent Rules Committee – Civil Division on which he served for over 15 years, and served 5 years on the Wyoming State Bar Fee Dispute Committee.
“Ours is the only system in the world where one person, through the use of the legal system and a lawyer, can hold a business, a corporation or a person accountable for harm they caused.”
— Laurence Stinson, Partner, Stinson Law Group Client
Rochelle Loveland is a 2005 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law. With considerable analytic and organizational talents, Rochelle provides pre-trial work and trial support to Stinson Law Group. Following graduation, she spent six years as an insurance defense attorney in Billings, Montana working for two well-established law firms. In 2012 she moved home to Missoula, Montana. Working part-time as an attorney while rasing her family, she provided litagation assistance for local law firms specializing in probate, estate planning, business transactions and litigation, bankruptcy, consumer protection, and landlord-tenant law.
“We felt from our first meeting we could put our trust in the Stinson Law Group and they would do their very best for us. The staff was always very kind and helpful anytime we called.”
— The Wakes, Stinson Law Group Client
Christina Selby has worked as a paralegal since 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies and Office Management in 2007 and has worked with Laurence Stinson for over a decade. Christina handles the administrative tasks of Stinson Law Group and, in so doing, helps our lawyers and their case teams to focus on protecting our clients, and prevailing for them in court. Christina interacts with almost all clients of Stinson Law Group and is often the initial face of Stinson Law Group for clients, other lawyers, experts, and others in our Cody, Wyoming office. Christina has worked closely with attorneys in criminal defense and civil cases but currently focuses on the administrative tasks of the office.
“I highly recommend hiring the Stinson Law Group...! They are incredibly thorough, good communicators, and have a lot of experience to make you feel at ease with handling your case.”
— M. Joondeph, Stinson Law Group Client
Suzi has worked with Stinson Law Group in its Wyoming office for nearly 7 years. Suzi grew up in Wyoming and has spent most of her adult life in Cody, Wyoming. Suzi has a talent for project management and organization, having spent nearly 25 years in Development at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West — a world renowned museum. Additionally, Suzi has a lengthy background in emergency medicine and clinical care having spent nearly 20 years as an EMT-I for the West Park Hospital Ambulance Service and as a Medical Assistant for orthopedic surgeons. Suzi’s medical and project experience is invaluable in her work at Stinson Law Group and many of our clients tell us they appreciate Suzi’s “let’s go win” attitude. Suzi is passionate about helping people. In addition to helping people through her work at Stinson Law Group, Suzi volunteers for Holiday Helpers, Habitat for Humanity, and the Heart Mountain Free Clinic.
Crystal Davis believes in helping people. As a nurse with impressive certifications, she looks out for people's best interests. By assisting our attorneys in reviewing our clients' case files, Crystal helps us do our best for our clients. Crystal graduated with a degree in nursing from Northwest College in 2008. She worked at West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming for over three years on the surgical floor, where she cared for patients before, during and after their procedures and now assists with surgeries as a travel nurse. Crystal's work at our firm helps us determine the best process for our cases. Crystal screens the cases from a medical standpoint, deciphering the often-confusing medical jargon. She works with our attorneys, reviewing the medical files our clients bring us so that we have a real world understanding of the medical situation presented.
Scott and Laurence Stinson have both been avid mountain bikers since 1988. Their passion for mountain biking has inspired them to create Stinson Foundation for Safety, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping kids safe by providing bicycle helmets free-of-charge. For Scott and Laurence the organization provides an opportunity for them to give back to their community of Cody, by providing the assistance and insight necessary for responsible riding and enabling future generations to partake in their long-loved sport.
The last Stinson Foundation for Safety helmet giveaway was in September 2019 where, along with Joyvagen Cycles and Scott Sports, they were able to get 100 Cody children in-need safely into a helmet.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining Scott and Laurence in helping us bring joy and safety to the children of our community, please reach out to us at email@example.com for information on how you can help.