Dennis Conner was born and raised in Great Falls. After graduating from Great Falls High School, he attended Eastern Montana College (now MSU Billings). Dennis graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 1974.
Dennis has dedicated his legal career to representing Montana citizens. He has focused on representing Montanans against manufacturers, large corporations and insurance companies. His legal work has been instrumental in developing Montana product liability, insurance bad faith, FELA, general tort, and confidential attorney client work product law. Dennis is responsible for dozens of opinions from the Montana Supreme Court, most of which benefit every trial lawyer in Montana in some way. He is also responsible for countless federal and state court tort decisions benefitting injured Montanans.
Dennis has served on the Western Trial Lawyers Board of Directors and the Montana Trial Lawyers Board of Directors. He was awarded Montana's Trial Lawyer of the Year 1990-1991. His dedication to his work and clients was recognized when he was awarded the Montana's Trial Lawyer Career Achievement Award 2009-2010, and he received the Montana's Trial Lawyers' Appellate Advocacy Award 2018-2019.
Dennis is a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. His accomplishments have led to his election to the American Board of Trial Advocates, for which he has served as its Montana Chapter's President, and as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers. He has a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. Dennis is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and the firm has a Best Law Firms Tier 1 rating reserved for the highest scoring firms.
Dennis and his wife, Jan, have been married since 1970 and have had five children and four grandchildren. Dennis never lost sight of the importance of his family despite the demands of his career. Dennis enjoys being surrounded by his family. Dennis enjoys golf, breeding and racing horses, and sporting events, particularly with family participation.