Kim Schulke, Retired

After more than 40 years practicing law, Kim Schulke recently retired.  Kim’s distinguished career involved decades of fighting for the rights of injured workers and client advocacy.  Kim graduated from Montana State University with a B.S. in Finance in 1978. She received her J.D. from the University of Montana in 1981.


Kim began her legal practice as a law clerk for the First Judicial District Court in Helena, Montana, a position she held for two years.


From 1984 to 1987, she served as a staff attorney with the Office of the Securities Commissioner in Helena, Montana and then as Deputy Securities Commissioner for the State of Montana.


From 1987 until 1991, Kim was a Deputy County Attorney for Cascade County, Great Falls, Montana.  During that time, she was appointed Chief Deputy.  Kim has been with the firm since 1991 and has been a shareholder in the firm since January 1, 1996.


Kim is Past President of the Cascade County Bar Association and of the Cascade County Law Clinic.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Montana Justice Foundation. She and her family enjoy golf and skiing.


Kim is a member of the Cascade County Bar Association, the State Bar of Montana, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG.)  She practices workers’ compensation law and personal injury law.  Kim is regularly among the Top 10 attorneys in Montana in terms of volume of workers’ compensation claims and dollar value of settlements according to the records of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

In 2022 Kim was honored by the Cascade County Bar Association with the Ed Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award.

Reported Cases

  • Sturchio v. Underwriters Inc. Co., 2007 MT 311 (calculation of work comp benefit rate in case involving multiple concurrent employments).
  • Haider v. Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital, 2000 MT 32 (wrongful discharge, civil rules; successful verdict affirmed).
  • Cusenbary v. Mortensen, 1999 MT 221 ($750,0000 verdict affirmed, dram shop liability, BAC evidence).
  • Braulick v. Hathaway Heats, 1999 MT 57(wrongful discharge; successful verdict affirmed).
  • State v. Ereth, 290 Mont. 237, 964 P.2d 261 (1998)(withdrawal of guilty plea; unfavorable decision reversed).
  • Marriage of Meeks, 276 Mont. 237, 915 P.2d 831 (1996)(marital interest in contingent remainder trust, division of family farm, property appraisal; favorable decision affirmed).
  • Boland v. City of Great Falls, 275 Mont. 128, 910 P.2d 890 (1996)(spot zoning; favorable decision affirmed).
  • State v Imlay, 249 Mont. 82, 813 P2d 979 (1991) (sex offender sentencing)/
  • Thiel v. Taurus Drilling Ltd. 218 Mont. 201, 710 P.2d 33 (1985)(securities law statute of limitations).