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Eli J. Patten, candidate for Area H Trustee

Eli J. Patten

I am a partner with the Crowley Fleck law firm in Billings and serve as the co-chair of the firm’s Banking, Finance, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy practice group.  My practice primarily involves the areas of creditors' rights, including bankruptcy, collections, real and personal property foreclosures, bankruptcy litigation, and commercial litigation.  I have been selected as a Rising Star in the Mountain States Super Lawyer Magazine for 2013 - 2023 for the practice areas of creditor’s rights/bankruptcy. 

Since admission to the State Bar, I have served as the Chair of the Bankruptcy Section, the secretary/treasurer and a member of the section counsel prior to my tenure as Chair.  For the past 9 years, I have served as the co-chair of the Bankruptcy Section seminar planning committee.  I also served for 4 years on the New Lawyers’ Section board as a trustee.  Presently, I serve as an Area H Trustee on the Board of Trustees. 

In addition to my involvement with State Bar, I served in numerous positions with the Yellowstone Area Bar Association, including serving as the YABA President.  I have also been active with the American Bar Association, serving as a District Representative to the Young Lawyer Division, and most recently as a Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. 

I believe my experience in various capacities with the local bar, State Bar and ABA make me a qualified candidate to continue my service to our profession.  I would appreciate your support in my re-election bid.