Liesel Shoquist

Liesel Shoquist

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“I strive to provide my clients with competent and compassionate legal representation.”
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Liesel Shoquist

Liesel Shoquist

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • State Bar of Montana
  • U.S. District Courts of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • University of Montana (J.D.)
  • University of Montana (B.A.)
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Liesel Shoquist

Liesel Shoquist is a shareholder at Milodragovich, Dale & Steinbrenner. Liesel’s practice focuses on civil litigation in a variety of areas. Over the last decade, Liesel has assisted individual clients, corporations and government entities in cases involving personal injury, real property disputes, employment conflicts, insurance law, medical negligence, toxic torts and commercial transactions. She has tried several cases to verdict, and has negotiated resolutions in the best interests of her clients in multiple cases.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Liesel was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana. After graduating from college, she spent a year as an Americorps National Conservation Corps volunteer and lived and worked in communities in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Minnesota. Her work included teaching algebra, digging trail, refurbishing a historical building, organizing community events, and grade school literacy outreach. After her Americorps stint, Liesel lived in Portland, Oregon, and worked for a major insurance company. Ultimately Liesel could not ignore being overwhelmingly homesick and returned to her beloved Montana to attend law school.

When Liesel is not practicing law, she can be found on Montana’s rivers and lakes, ski hills or golf courses or attending local sporting events and concerts.


Representative Cases

  • Sayer v. Boyle, Deveny & Meyer, P.C.,
    2013 MT 322N. Granted summary judgment defeating professional negligence claims (upheld by Montana Supreme Court).
  • Weaver v. State of Montana,
    2013 MT 247. Obtained $735,000 verdict for landowners for negligent destruction of land (upheld by Montana Supreme Court).
  • Kaestner v. Masten,
    2012 MT 286N. Obtained defense verdict for claims asserted against client and a $240,000 verdict award for counterclaims (upheld by Montana Supreme Court).
  • Ternes v. Eberhard,
    2011 MT 156. Granted summary judgment defeating all claims against clients (upheld by Montana Supreme Court).

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Montana (state trustee)
  • Western Montana Bar Association (past president)
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Missoula Headstart (board trustee)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Liesel in 2013 and 2014 was named a Super Lawyer — Rising Star.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award (2004).

  • Recipient of the State Bar of Montana Distinguished Service Award