Stacy Tempel-St. John

Stacy Tempel-St. John is a native of Great Falls, Montana.  She attended Great Falls High School where she graduated as valedictorian in 1991.  Stacy graduated with honors in 1995 from the University of Montana with a BA in political science, and received her Juris Doctorate with Honors from the University of Montana School of Law in 2001.  She was admitted to the practice of law in 2001.


Stacy began her association with Linnell, Newhall, Martin & Schulke, P.C., in October 2001, and joined as a shareholder in 2006. She is a member of the Cascade County Bar Association as well as a member of the State Bar of Montana. She also belongs to the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association.  Stacy specializes in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury.  Stacy is admitted to practice before the Montana Supreme Court, the Federal District Court of the District of Montana, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Stacy 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.


Stacy is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the President of the Cascade County Law Clinic Board of Directors. She is the past president of the Cascade County Bar Association and past president for Kairos Youth Services’ Board of Directors.  Stacy and her family of three boys are active in sporting programs, outdoor recreation, and Grizzly athletics.

Reported Cases

  • Malcomson v. Liberty Northwest, 2014 MT 242 (Held: §39-71-604(3) MCA permitting insurer to have ex parte contact with claimant’s healthcare providers violates claimant’s constitutional right to privacy).
  • Thompson v. Lithia Motors and Chrysler Financial, 2008 MT 175, 185 P.3d 332 (Consumer Law: Condition precedent to contract formation raises question for the Court, not the arbitrator)
  • Long v. Newhampshire Ins. Co., 2009 MTWCC 14 (Workers’ Compensation:  Adjuster’s notes authorizing petitioner to receive temporary total disability benefits after he returned to work at alternative employment constitutes written consent to obtain benefits.  Insurer acted unreasonably in attempting to conceal adjuster’s notes.)