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Ethan Welder

Ethan Welder


Ethan is from Northwest Montana. His appreciation of the natural world and his fellow Montana residents fuels his professional interest in the cleanup of environmental contamination, the protection and preservation of our collective health and environment, and pursuing justice on behalf of injured citizens and workers. Throughout his career, Ethan has focused on scientific and medical aspects of the law. His expertise in the field has suited his focus of practice at McGarvey Law well.

Ethan graduated with high honors from the University of Montana with a degree in Human Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Chemistry. He then graduated from The University of Montana School of Law in 2011 and was admitted to the Montana State Bar that same year. Ethan has a variety of trial and courtroom experience, having practiced environmental, civil, criminal, family and administrative law before various courts and government agencies. He has spent much of his professional career representing Montana workers and residents with lung disease, cancer, and mesothelioma resulting from exposure to asbestos and other toxic substances in their homes, communities, and workplaces. He has successfully litigated and obtained substantial recoveries in lung disease, cancer, and mesothelioma cases in state, federal, and workers’ compensation courts. He has successfully brought cases before the Montana Supreme Court on multiple occasions. Ethan has also successfully litigated and obtained substantial recoveries in multiple high profile environmental contamination cases across the state of Montana. In addition to cases on behalf of individuals and their families, Ethan, and the rest of the McGarvey Law team, regularly and successfully litigate a variety of complex group, mass tort, and class action suits.


University of Montana School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2011

University of Montana
B.S., Human Biology with High Honors, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court of Montana

Activities & Affiliations

  • Montana Bar Association, Member
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • AAJ Asbestos Lawyers, Member
  • AAJ Railroad Lawyers, Member
  • Citizens for a Better Flathead, Board of Directors