Katie Rose Ranta

Katie Rose RantaKatie Rose Ranta is a trial attorney and appellate advocate with nearly 10 years of experience in civil litigation in both State and Federal court. She is admitted to practice in the State of Montana, United States District Court for the District of Montana, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Katie litigates on behalf of clients throughout the State of Montana in areas such as employment law, insurance defense, premises and products liability, and general civil litigation.

Katie graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law in 2008. She participated on the National Moot Court team, was the legal writing tutor, an intern for both the Butte-Silver Bow County Attorney’s Office and the Missoula County Attorney’s Office, and did her clinical internship with the Federal Defenders of Montana. Upon graduation, she was appointed law clerk to the Honorable R. Keith Strong, United States Magistrate Judge in Great Falls, Montana where she spent 2 years specializing her focus on Federal practice. While a law clerk for Judge Strong, Katie participated in and assisted on both civil and criminal trials, including arguments on civil motions, and she researched and drafted numerous orders ranging from detention orders in criminal cases to orders on summary judgment in complex civil litigation.

In 2010, Katie moved to Helena to clerk for the Honorable Michael Wheat, Montana Supreme Court Justice, where she spent 2 years focusing her skills on appellate advocacy. While a law clerk for Justice Wheat, Katie researched and drafted over fifty (50) opinions on a variety of subjects such as family law, criminal law, securities law, medical malpractice, and complex railroad litigation. She observed numerous oral arguments. Katie left her clerkship for private practice in 2012 and worked first as an associate with the Trieweiler Law Firm in Whitefish, Montana, focusing on construction litigation, and then in 2013 with Beal Law Firm, PLLC, in Missoula, Montana focusing on insurance defense of personal injury and construction cases.


Areas of Practice
Employment Litigation (management)
Commercial and Business Litigation
Corporate Litigation
Partnership Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Personal Injury
Estate and Trust Litigation
Torts and Products Liability
Federal and State Criminal Defense
Montana Supreme Court Appellate Advocacy
Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy

2008 J.D., with honors, University of Montana School of Law
2002 B.A., University of Montana, History

Professional Affiliations
Member, State Bar of Montana
Member, Montana Defense Trial Lawyers
Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Court Admissions
State Bar of Montana
United States District Court, District of Montana
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Contact Information
Katie Rose Ranta
Faure Holden Attorneys at Law, P.C.
1314 Central Avenue
P.O. Box 2466
Great Falls, Montana  59403-2466
406.452.6500 Phone
406.452.6503 Fax

Please note that we do not respond to unsolicited e-mails. If you are a client looking for Pro Bono representation, please note that Faure Holden donates its time through the Cascade County Law Clinic, Inc. and does not respond to direct inquiries for Pro Bono legal services. Examples listed on this website are not reflective of future results, and there are no guarantees regarding any legal services.