Katie Rose Ranta
Katie 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.