Eric Rasmusson

Eric Rasmusson

Attorney
Location:
Missoula, Montana
Phone:
406-541-2550
Fax:
406-541-2553
Email:

Eric Rasmusson grew up in Helena Montana, and after testing the waters of college and working a couple of jobs, a close friend convinced him to attend night school to become a certified paralegal. After achieving this certification, he worked for a law firm in Tempe Arizona which kindled the spark that led him back to Montana and the University of Montana where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 1989 and his JD in 1992.

While attending law school, Eric worked as an intern for a litigation firm focused solely on representing injured people in Western Montana. In his last year of law school, he joined a general practice law firm which provided a large and diverse exposure to the practice of law. After working there for a year, Eric took over an existing general law practice, and in 1993 he opened Rasmusson Law Office in Boulder Montana. In Boulder, Eric served as the City Attorney for the Town of Boulder and eventually became the de facto public defender for Madison County.

Practice in rural Montana was rewarding and provided much access to outdoor activities that created lifelong memories; however, Missoula kept calling, so he returned in 2000 and rejoined the firm where he had initially interned during law school. Since 2000 his practice areas had been focused on Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Medical Negligence, Nursing Home Injuries, and Social Security Disability.

After 17 1⁄2 years at this firm Eric was given the opportunity to join Terrazas Henkel, P.C. He continues representing people who have been injured and need help with the complexities that often come when the primary breadwinner of the family, through no fault of their own, is no longer able to provide for their family. Eric experienced this situation as a teenager and knows firsthand the uncertainty and anxiety wrought upon an entire family in these situations.

Eric has come to appreciate the things a community like Missoula has to offer like art galleries, the Missoula Symphony, Grizzly Athletics, and much more. He enjoys most outdoor activities that make Montana such a great place to live, work, and enjoy family and friends.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Medical Negligence
  • Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2007

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D. - 1992
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association, 2000 - Present
  • Western Montana Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Montana Fifth Judicial District Bar Association, 1993 - 2000

Past Employment Positions

  • Bulman Law Associates, 2000 - 2018
  • Rasmusson Law Office, 1993 - 2000
  • Skjelset Law Office, 1992 - 1993