Of all his qualities, one thing stands out about Thomas Orr, even more than his formidable legal skills. That’s his ability to see opportunity for achieving successful outcomes, where others find nothing but roadblocks. It’s a gift only the most talented trial attorneys and negotiators possess, and this quality is something of a rarity among Montana divorce lawyers.
Whether it’s a dissolution, family law, domestic violence, landlord tenant or even a business or estates case, Tom is committed to getting a superior result for every client. “We help clients get everything they can within the scope of the law, and if possible, avoid the cost, burden and expense of litigation. Most times, you can do better at the negotiating table than in court. And when a case is settled, it should be finished and free of future problems,” he says.
Orr believes in carefully crafting his representation to the unique needs of each client’s case. While Tom always looks to conserve client resources by negotiating advantageous settlements, he is not afraid to fight for their rights in the courtroom.
Tom’s familiarity with a variety of practice areas is something all of his clients’ appreciate. Acting as counsel to businesses, his focus is always on providing legal protection in a way integrates well with business goals and keeps his clients out of trouble. His experience in representing businesses has also been a major benefit to those who retain the firm on divorce matters, when various types of companies included in marital property need to be equitably divided.
Tom grew up in Bozeman, Montana. After high school, he served in the United States Navy. He went on to receive his Batchelor of Science degree from Montana State University with High Honors and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana School of Law. He’s a scuba diving enthusiast and loves hiking, skiing, and cycling. A devoted family man, he and his wife Susie have two children.