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David K. W. Wilson, Jr.

Kim has been with Morrison, Motl & Sherwood since 1985, except for a two year hiatus practicing consumer law in Boston 1999-2001. Kim’s practice focuses on representing Montana consumers harmed or injured by unfair or illegal business or credit practices; representing Montanans concerned about protecting Montana’s clean environment and their constitutional environmental rights; and representing individuals and members of the media who want to assure that government is operated in the open and is accessible to all Montanans as required under law.

Kim has served on the Board of Directors of the Montana Wilderness Association, Helena Food Share, and the Montana Environmental Information Center, and was Executive Director of Montana Common Cause.

Practice Areas

  • Representing the consumer in consumer rights litigation;
  • Representing individuals, land owners and organizations in environmental and land use issues;
  • Representing individuals and the media in cases involving “sunshine” laws and open government issues.

Education

  • Middlebury College, B.A. 1981
  • University of Montana, J.D. 1985

Bar Admissions

  • State of Montana, 1985
    • U.S. District Court, District of Montana
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • State of Massachusetts, (inactive) 1999

Member

  • National Association of Consumer Lawyers
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association

Other

  • Editor, Public Land Law Review, 1985
  • Consumer Law Fellow, National Consumer Law Center, 1999

Selected Cases

Baird v. Norwest Bank,
843 P.2d 327 (1992) (consumer rights)

Bozeman Chronicle v. City of Bozeman,
859 P.2d 435 (1993) (right to know)

Mattingly v. First Bank Lincoln,
947 P.2d 209 (1997) (consumer rights)

Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana DEQ,
988 P.2d 1236 (1999) (constitutional environmental rights)

Montana Environmental Information Center v. Montana Department of Transportation,
994 P.2d 676 (2000) (environmental)

North 93 Neighbors v. Flathead County Commission,
332 Mont. 327, 137 P.3d 557 (2006) (land use)

Citizens for Responsible Development v. Sanders County Commission,
351 Mont. 40, 208 P.3d 876 (2009) (land use)

Heffernan v. Missoula,
2011 MT 91 (land use)

Clark Fork Coalition v. Department of Environmental Quality,
2012 MT 240, 366 Mont. 427, 288 P.3d 183 (environmental)