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Legal Experience:
I have practiced family law since opening my solo law practice in 1981. I have limited my cases almost exclusively to family law since 1997. During my 47+ year career I’ve done work involving many other areas of the law. I spent four years prosecuting felony criminal cases as a Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney. I prosecuted everything from DUI’s to homicide. In the past I have also handled cases involving product liability (asbestos defense), insurance subrogation, personal injury, bank bad faith, commercial litigation and wrongful termination, to name a few. I handled approximately 700 bankruptcy cases as a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee and in the course of administering those cases dealt with many commercial law issues.
Career Summary:
  • Summer, 1974: Legal Intern, Fort Belknap Reservation
  • Summer, 1975: Legal Intern, Yellowstone County Attorney's Office
  • 1976: Graduated University of Montana Law School
  • 1976-1977: Staff Counsel, Office of Public Instruction, Helena, Montana
  • 1977-1981: Deputy County Attorney, Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office, Billings, Montana
  • 1981 - Present: private practice in Billings
  • 1991-1997 Bankruptcy Trustee for Eastern Montana
  • 1996-1997: Chair, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Montana
  • 1997: Secretary/Treasurer, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Montana
  • 1999: State Bar of Montana presents Corbin with its Local Professionalism Award “Recognizing his exemplary leadership in the legal profession”
  • 2005-2006: President, Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • 2006-present: Member, Commission on Self-Represented Litigants of the Montana Supreme Court
  • 2008:Yellowstone Area Bar Association: Professionalism Award
  • 2009: Chair of the Privacy and Access Working Group of the Montana Supreme Court E-Filing Task Force

Personal Interests:

I am an avid hiker, climber and mountaineer. I enjoy being outside and taking in all that nature has to offer. Most recently I have tried my hand in the art of ice climbing. Over the years I have hiked a number of mountains, including Granite Peak, Mount Rainer, Denali and the Bears Tooth.  I participated in the 1972 New Years Climb of the Grand Teton sponsored by National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) based in Lander, Wyoming. The expedition, led by Paul Petzoldt, the founder of NOLS, experienced its share of bad weather -- which high in the Tetons redefines "bad". There was only room for half the group at the hut on the lower saddle -- within striking distance of the summit. The other half stayed in snow caves lower on the mountain. The group rotated staying at the hut, hoping for a break in the weather. On the last possible day, the weather cleared. To my frustration, I found myself in the snow caves below. It was an exciting adventure nevertheless-- but it sure would have been wonderful to have gazed out on the valley below from the summit.

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