Michael Bybee

Michael D. Bybee

“Tireless dedication to my clients’ needs through the most effective and economical means.”

Michael D. Bybee

Michael D. Bybee

Practice Areas


  • State District Courts in Montana
  • State District Courts in Idaho
  • United States District Court — District of Montana
  • United States District and Bankruptcy Court — District of Idaho


  • University of Montana (J.D., 2012)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (B.A., 2007)

Michael D. Bybee

Mike Bybee’s practice focuses on litigation and transactional work. Mike approaches each client with an empathetic view with a focus on quality legal work through the most economical means possible. Mike has experience advising clients prospectively on issues such as estate planning, land use and contract drafting / review to avoid issues in the future. Mike also has a diverse experience in litigation matters including full jury or bench trials to verdict and appellate briefing.


Mike was born in Idaho. After graduating from college Mike spent time in China traveling and learning Mandarin and teaching English. After returning home Mike attended the University of Montana for its excellent reputation and beautiful setting. Mike feels fortunate to have the opportunity to live in Missoula, which he now calls home.

In his personal time Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, a Hellgate Elementary School teacher, and his daughter. Mike also enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing and traveling.

Representative Cases

  • In re Estate of Bennett,
    2013 MT 230; clarified Montana law on wrongful death damages.


  • State Bar of Montana
  • State Bar of Idaho
  • Western Montana Bar Association
  • Western Montana Estate Planning Council
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • University of Montana School of Law – Outstanding Student Award for work in the Land Use Clinic.

Professional Background

  • Mike interned for the firm while he attended law school and has been with the firm ever since.