Jerry O'Neil

Certified Mediator w/Family Designation
Member since 1998

Jerry O'Neil, CM/F

Jerry O'Neil, Independent Paralegal
985 Walsh Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

☎ Phone: 406-250-2503
✉ Email:

After obtaining a jury verdict to protect my family in the early 1980's, I was invited to join "Children's Rights for Parents," a group that I helped get legislation passed stating that, everything else being equal, joint custody was presumed to be in the best interest of the child. That lead to my:
1) serving 12 years in the Montana Legislature (8 years as a state senator and 4 years in the Montana House of Representatives;
2) joining the Montana Mediation Association as a charter member;
3) helping establish that people other than licensed attorneys are allowed to help the public with their legal affairs; and
4) Becoming licensed as an advocate and counselor with the Blackfeet Tribal Court.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Business/Commercial
  • Church
  • Civil
  • Community/Neighborhood
  • Court ADR
  • Criminal
  • Discrimination/Harassment
  • Divorce
  • Elder care/Gerontology
  • Family
  • Justice Court
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Natural Resources/Environmental
  • Parenting Plans/Child Support
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Property Settlement
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative Justice
  • Small Claims
  • Victim-Offender
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Workplace
  • Youth Justice

Additional Services

  • Arbitration
  • Ombudsman

Other Services

  • Willing to Travel