Hillary P. Carls, Trial Lawyer


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


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.


Hillary 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 has been featured in a number of local publications. Hillary’s contributions to Constitution Day at Montana State University are highlighted on MontanaRightNow. Read about Hillary’s class action lawsuit against the Montana University System which resulted in employees receiving the compensation owed to them for unpaid insurance claims.

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