Hillary P. Carls, Trial Lawyer


Hillary P. Carls, a Bozeman attorney, has practiced law in Montana since 2006.  She is a partner at the law firm of Blackford Carls P.C. where she primarily focuses on litigation for her clients, specializing in personal injury, insurance disputes, and class actions.


Hillary’s practice focuses on disputes involving car accidents, brain injuries and concussions, police misconduct, wrongful incarnation, gender discrimination, slip and fall accidents, and catastrophic injuries. 

Hillary P. Carls is licensed to practice law in the State of Montana, the Montana Supreme Court, the United States District Court of Montana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Prior to founding Blackford Carls P.C., she was a partner at Angel, Coil & Bartlett in Bozeman, Montana, and was law clerk to the honorable Chief Judge Robert Coats of the Alaska Court of Appeals.  In 2005, she earned her J.D. and Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.  Notably, while at Lewis and Clark, she was an associate editor of Environmental Law, Lewis and Clark’s law review and received the Cornelius Honor Society Award.  She earned her B.A. in Business from Montana State University, in Bozeman, Montana in 2001.  While at Montana State University, she played four years of varsity golf for the Bobcats and was an all-conference player in the Big Sky Conference.


Hillary P. Carls is a member of the Montana Bar Association, the Gallatin County Bar Association, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. 


Hillary P. Carls has served on the board of the directors of the Montana Ballet Company, Keystone Conservation, and Bridger Care, Inc. In her spare time, Hillary enjoys skiing Bridger Bowl, mountain biking and hiking the trails of southwest Montana, and river trips on the Yellowstone River with her husband and son.


Hillary P. Carls has practiced law in Bozeman since 2006. She helps people know their rights and enjoys the opportunity to serve her community. Hillary P. Carls and the team at Blackford Carls P.C. are dedicated to making a change in the lives of individuals that they represent.  Hillary and the team at Blackford Carls P.C. are working for you, working for justice.

Client Reviews

“Hillary Carls has been extremely generous with her knowledge and time.  This has meant a lot to us.  When you find yourself in unknown territory and in need of an attorney, it can be pretty scary.  Hillary graciously assisted and pointed us in the right direction.  We will always be grateful for her willingness to talk with us on several occasions “pro-bono”.   She is a very caring person who wants to help do the right thing.  She has ideals and moral standards that go beyond just getting clients and beating opponents.  She actually wants to help resolve situations in a reasonable and healthy way. She is smart and knows what she is doing.  I highly respect Hillary Carls and would recommend her as an attorney”.  



“I was thoroughly impressed with Hillary.  From even before I hired her, she was completely upfront and helpful about the merits of my particular case.  Throughout the process it became abundantly clear how indispensable their services were.  The positive outcome of my case wouldn’t of been possible without their (Hillary’s) professionalism and meticulous attention to detail.  I would recommend their services to friends and family without hesitation.”


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