Glenn E. Tremper, Esq.
Attorney, Neutral
300 River Drive North, Suite 5
Great Falls, MT 59401
Current Glenn E. Tremper, PLLC
Practice I began mediating in addition to a full complex litigation practice in 2015.
Cases Twenty-five as of November 1, 2019
Languages English
Glenn E. Tremper, PLLC
Attorney, Neutral
2007 - Present: Law Office of Glenn E. Tremper, PLLC, Great Falls, Montana.

My focus has been representing homeowners, owner associations and other parties in construction negligence claims throughout Montana. Over the last 12 years, I have successfully concluded complex negligence claims involving over 65 structures and 105 living units; most cases involved multiple parties.

I have also represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and project owners on a variety of construction-related contractual disputes. I have served as a project owner’s representative in the design, construction and maintenance of several commercial and religious buildings.

I have represented clients in complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, commercial redevelopment and leasing, estate litigation, corporate and partnership breakups, securities litigation and personal injury litigation.

I have served as a mediator on over 25 litigated cases since 2015, and have represented one or more parties in over 70 separate mediations over the past 12 years.

1993- 2007: Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C., Great Falls, Montana.

My practice emphasized construction law, insurance coverage, bad faith litigation, complex commercial disputes and estate litigation.

My construction-related clients included general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners. I also served as an owner’s representative on commercial and civic construction projects.

I became active in the management of the firm, serving as a president of the firm from 2004-2007.

1992-1993: Pillsbury, Levinson & Mills, P.C., San Francisco, California.

Practicing in the Bay Area before moving my family back to Montana, I served as a litigation associate on cases involving insurance coverage litigation and environmental claims, including CERCLA cleanup cases.

1989-1992: Steinhart & Falconer, P.C., San Francisco, California.

I served as an associate to the firm’s commercial transaction lawyers, with emphasis on technology start-ups, real estate development, complex business transactions and high-net worth estate planning.

1988-1989: Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C.

I served as an associate assisting in the litigation of complex energy disputes, insurance coverage disputes and other business disputes the year following my clerkship. I left to return to the Bay Area to marry a San Francisco native I met during my clerkship.

1987-1988: Law Clerk to Chief Judge James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, California.
After more than 30 years in a complex civil litigation practice, Glenn E. Tremper, Esq. is now exclusively providing neutral mediation and arbitration services. Glenn has particular experience and skills in the litigation of construction defects and disputes, complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and claims handling, family farm and ranch disputes, corporate and partnership breakups, and personal Injury. Regardless of the nature of a dispute, Glenn is trained and equipped to help parties who are in conflict find ways to more constructively discuss and negotiate a resolution of their dispute.
In his legal practice, Glenn has represented homeowners, owner associations and other parties in construction negligence claims throughout Montana. Over the last 12 years, he has successfully concluded complex negligence claims involving over 65 structures and 105 living units. He previously represented general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and project owners on a variety of construction-related contractual disputes. He also has served as a project owner’s representative in the design, construction and maintenance of several large commercial and religious buildings.
Glenn has also represented clients in complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage disputes, commercial redevelopment and leasing, estate litigation, corporate and partnership breakups, securities litigation and personal injury litigation.

Glenn has served as a mediator on dozens of litigated cases since 2015, and has represented one or more parties in over 70 separate mediations over the past 12 years. Since November of 2019, he is exclusively acting as a neutral party; he is not taking new litigated matters on behalf of one party.
Complex commercial issues including construction defects, breach of contract, bonding claims, insurance coverage claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, collection of debts with cross claims alleging defective products, family farm and ranch succession disputes, will contests and estate disputes, breach of lease, employment, real property easements
As a mediator I have been involved in multiparty disputes alleging construction defects and realtor malpractice, families in a will contest and farm and ranch succession dispute, and between and among parties to a collection action with allegations of a defective product.
I began mediating in addition to a full complex litigation practice in 2015.
Twenty-five as of November 1, 2019
In 30 years of practice, I have participated in over 125 separate mediations as an lead counsel for my clients. Because my practice focused on complex commercial litigation, including insurance and construction defect claims, a significant portion of the total I attended were complex, multi-party mediations in which I played an active role interacting with the gathered multiple parties.
I am trained and able to employ a variety of approaches to a particular mediation, depending on the needs of the parties and their counsel. I can be directive or evaluative, depending on the circumstance. I work on gaining parties' comfort and trust in the process so that they may step away from the "litigation machine" and evaluate their own interests and the interests of the opposing parties with a dose of reality. My goal is to lead the parties to understand the benefits of settlement but if they are unable to reach a settlement, I want them to have a clear-eyed view of the reasons they are continuing on to trial.
Michael Viscomi, Whitefish, Montana,
Gary Zadick, Great Falls, Montana
Brian Taylor, Billings, Montana
Cal Stacey, Billings, Montana
June 22- 24, 2017 - Mediation of Complex Construction Disputes (18 hours), Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School, Malibu, California.

August 3 - 8, 2015 - Mediating the Litigated Case (42 hours), Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School, Malibu, California.

June 23, 2015 - Kick-Starting an Arbitration: Determining an Arbitrator’s Authority and Disclosures (1.5 hours), ABA Center for Professional Development (Live Webinar)

May 5, 2015 - Debunking the Myths and Misperceptions of Construction Arbitration (1.5 hours), American Arbitration Association (Recorded Webinar)

April 27, 2015 - The Dynamics of Multi-Party Mediation for Large, Complex Construction Disputes (1.6 hours), American Arbitration Association (Recorded Webinar)

April 23, 2015 - Best Use of Med-Arb: The Advantages (1.6 hours), American Arbitration Association (Recorded Webinar).

May, 2013, 2016 & 2018 - Three-time Attendee at West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, Anahiem, California.
Member State Bar of Montana
American Bar Association, Montana Bar Association, Cascade County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and Montana Trial Lawyers Association.
1984 - 1987 - University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana, J.D. (High Honors)

1980 - 1984 - Carroll College, Helena, Montana, B.A. Philosophy, B.A. Theology (Maxima Cum Laude)

1976 - 1980 - Bozeman Senior High School, Bozeman, Montana.

AV Pre-eminant Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
January 18-19, 2019 - “Being In Conflict: The Softer (but Harder) Side of Resolving Disputes,” 2019 CLE & Ski, State Bar of Montana CLE Institute, Big Sky, Montana.

October 26, 2018 - “On the Hook: General Contractors, Subcontractors and Joint and Several Liability in Montana (How do you Solve a Problem like Metro Aviation?),” 2018 Construction Law Section CLE, State Bar of Montana CLE Institute, Bozeman, Montana.

May 19, 2016 - “Defective Construction Litigation,” Cascade County Bar Association Meeting, Great Falls, Montana.

October 9, 2015 - “Establishing the Standard of Care in the Wild West of Montana Using the Building Codes and Other Standards” (with Kellie G. Sironi), 2015 Construction Law Section CLE, State Bar of Montana CLE Institute, Bozeman, Montana.

June 13, 2014 - Facilitator, “New Lawyer’s Workshop,” State Bar of Montana CLE Institute, Helena, Montana.

April 20, 2012 - “Anatomy of a Residential Construction Defect Case,” Spring Seminar, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Great Falls, Montana.
English
Great Falls, MT

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.