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Matthew Dolphay


401 North 31st Street, Suite 1500, Billings, MT 59101

Matthew advises energy companies and mineral producers on environmental and natural resource matters including permitting, compliance, administrative appeals, and litigation.

Matthew has represented clients involving state and federal regulations relating to the Montana water quality act (MWQA), comprehensive environmental cleanup and responsibility act (CECRA), major facility siting act (MFSA), underground storage tank act (MUST), sage grouse habitat conservation program (MSGHCP), and metal mine reclamation act (MMRA) as well as the federal clean water act (CWA), national environmental policy act (NEPA), and endangered species act (ESA). In addition to his natural resource and environmental work, Matthew has represented clients before the Montana Tax Appeal Board and the Montana Public Service Commission.

Clients benefit from Matthew’s scientific background. Before becoming an attorney, Matthew studied civil engineering with a focus in environmental engineering and worked as an environmental engineer. His environmental engineering background allows him to digest, analyze, and simplify complex environmental issues and regulations.

Prior to entering private practice, Matthew served as a law clerk to Montana Supreme Court Justice Laurie McKinnon and Justice Jim Rice.


Matthew counsels clients in due diligence matters, permitting, compliance issues, and litigation including:

  • Natural Resource and Environmental Litigation
  • Environmental Due Diligence and Permitting
  • Renewable Energy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • State and Local Tax Litigation
  • Public Utilities Regulation


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