Dustin grew up in the mountains of Western Montana and amongst the Redwoods of the Pacific Northwest. Between surfing in the Pacific and skiing the slopes of Big Mountain, his passion for the outdoors inspired his academic path into policy and law.
He attended The University of Montana for his undergraduate degrees in Geology and Political Science. There, he served as the president of the student body and the board chair of the Montana Public Interest Research Group. Dustin received his J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Public Land and Resources Law Review and interned for the U.S. Forest Service.
During his summers, Dustin worked as a river guide throughout Montana and Idaho, where his admiration for wild places, such as the Middle Fork of the Salmon, inspired his career in conservation and public interest law.
Since beginning practice, Dustin has been working with McGarvey Law to litigate the Libby Asbestos cases. He has worked on numerous other environmental restoration and land use cases and assisted the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices as a Special Attorney General. He’s also conducted a number of successful trials in front of the Worker’s Compensation Court and was second chair for the historic verdict in Hutt v. Maryland Casualty Company. Dustin specializes in complex settlement negotiations and resolutions, having done so for thousands of his clients from Libby.
University of Montana School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2013
Editor in Chief, Public Land and Resources Law Review
University of Montana
B.S., Geology, 2009
B.A. Political Science
2009 Student Body President, 2007-2008
- U.S. District Court of Montana
Activities & Affiliations
- Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Board Member
- Clark Fork Coalition, Board Member
- Montana Bar Association, Member
- Montana Environmental Information Center, Past Board Member