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Dustin Leftridge

Dustin Leftridge


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 on litigating the Libby Asbestos cases. He has conducted a number of successful trials in front of the Worker’s Compensation Court and has helped facilitate the resolution of hundreds of our clients’ cases. He served as the second chair for the historic verdict in Hutt v. Maryland Casualty Company after years of case development preparation. That verdict set the stage for the resolution of many other former W.R. Grace workers against the same insurance company.  Additionally, Dustin has worked on numerous environmental restoration and land use cases and assisted the Office of the Commissioner of Political Practices as a Special Attorney General.


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

Bar Admissions

  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court of Montana

Activities & Affiliations

  • Montana Bar Association, Member
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Montana Environmental Information Center, Board Member