145 Commons Loop, Suite 200
Kalispell, MT 59901
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PO Box 7370
Kalispell, MT 59904
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Tel: 406.751.6000
Fax: 406.756.6522

Dale R. Cockrell

Shareholder

Dale was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, Dale worked for oil and gas exploration and geological consulting firms prior to attending law school. Since graduating from law school, Dale has developed a litigation practice and has tried cases in federal and state courts. Dale moved to Whitefish, Montana in 1995 and joined the firm now known as Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Axelberg in 1996, when it began. Dale and his wife, Judy, have raised one son and two daughters in Whitefish and are active in various community projects such as the North Valley Food Bank and Stumptown Art Studio.

Areas of Practice:

• Civil Litigation • Commercial • Insurance • Environmental and Toxic Tort

Education:

• 1979 - B.S., Geology, Oklahoma State University
• 1985 - M.S., Geology, Oklahoma State University
• 1989 - J.D., Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, cum laude

Professional Activities & Honors:

• AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
• Mountain States Super Lawyer
• Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors
• Co-author, American Bar Association Property Tax Deskbook, South Dakota Chapter
  (2002-2012)
• Presenter at CLE seminars on insurance bad faith and environmental matters

Community Activities:

• Stumptown Art Studio
• North Valley Food Bank

Personal Interests:

Bicycling, skiing, hiking

Bar Admission:

• 1990 - State Bar of South Dakota
• 1994 - U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
• 1995 - U.S. District Court, District of Montana
• 1996 - State Bar of Montana
• 1996 - Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal
• 1998 - U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
• 2000 - State Bar of Colorado
• 2001 - U.S. Supreme Court

Moore, Cockrell, Goicoechea & Johnson P.C
145 Commons Loop, Suite 200 • Kalispell, MT 59901
PO Box 7370 • Kalispell, MT 59904
Phone 406.751.6000 • Fax 406.756.6522

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