Paul M. Leisher

Paul M. Leisher

Missoula, Montana

I spent the initial portion of my working life in restaurants, grocery stores, landscaping, and other manual labor. Along the way, I stumbled into an opportunity to work as a paralegal and discovered a passion for law-particularly for representing individuals against large and impersonal entities. Since becoming an attorney, my practice has focused on the kinds of cases that first drew me to law: defending rights and redressing wrongs for individuals and small businesses.

Areas of Practice

  • 45% Personal Injury / Consumer Protection
  • 45% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Business and Contract Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2014


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Review: Montana Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2012 - 2014
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Examining Montana's Right to Attack Unconstitutional Prior Convictions at Sentencing, 74 Mont. L. Rev. 183, 2013


  • Evid. & Disc. Issues in Insurance Bad Faith Liti., Montana Trial Laywers Association, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2015
  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Justice Jim Shea of the Montana Supreme Court , Clerk, 2014
  • Montana Supreme Court, Judicial Clerk, 2014 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Montana Innocence Project, Volunteer Attorney, 2014


  • English