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Henning, Keedy & Lee
"Your Family's Law Firm"

Henning, Keedy & Lee’s Legal Team

Henning, Keedy & Lee, P.L.L.C. was formed in 1997 when Michael Keedy (a former Montana State District Court Judge) and Lee Henning (a recent import from a “big city”, “big firm” practice) decided to pool their varied experience and talents to provide top quality legal representation throughout Montana, while maintaining the friendliness of a small town practice.

The firm remains committed to providing top quality legal representation to its clients. We strive to maintain the same quality of practice for our clients as one would expect from a major city law firm, while maintaining the informal and accommodating atmosphere one expects in this geographic area.

Our attorneys are admitted to practice in Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Minnesota, Louisiana and California, and occasionally take clients in Idaho and other states who have claims based in Montana. Mr. Keedy served as a district court judge for twelve years, and enjoys a respected reputation with the lawyers, judges, and court staff in his community.

Lee C. Henning

Senior Partner

Lee Henning is one of the founding partners of Henning, Keedy & Lee P.L.L.C.

He was a 1985 graduate of the University of Utah Law School where he obtained numerous academic awards and graduated 5th in his class. Lee spent the first 10 years of his legal career as an associate and then a partner with the Salt Lake City firm of Christiansen and Jensen, P.C., a large law firm that worked primarily for insurance companies.

In 1995 Lee and his family relocated to the Flathead Valley, and he now practices throughout the state of Montana,

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Kay Lynn Lee


Hailing originally from Georgia, Kay Lynn Lee received her BS from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1984 and her JD from the University of San Diego in 1987.

She practiced in California for 17 years in the fields of civil litigation and workers’ compensation and was certified as a specialist in the latter in 1995. Deciding to retire 2004, she discovered it did not suit, so she “unretired” in 2005.

She now practices primarily in the field of family law which is both a joy and a challenge.
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Rebecca Henning-Rutz

Associate Attorney

Rebecca “Becky” Henning-Rutz graduated from the University of Montana with her law degree in 2006 and has been working in Kalispell ever since. Becky has been working as an associate for Henning, Keedy & Lee since 2007.

During law school, Becky participated in Moot Court where her team won best brief at the Northwest Moot Court Competition held in Spokane, Washington. Becky worked hard at academics, graduating fourth in her law school class at the University of Montana in 2006.
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Jason Bryan

Associate Attorney

L. Jason Bryan is an Associate Attorney with Henning, Keedy & Lee P.L.L.C.
He was a 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School where he also taught Criminal Procedure classes to International Graduate Students, and worked with the Frank J. Remington Innocence Project and Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Clinic.  Jason spent the first two years of his legal career working in Barron, WI for Liden & Dobberfuhl, S.C. and practicing Business Law, Bankruptcy Law and Criminal Law.  In 2009, Jason relocated with his wife to the Flathead Valley.

Jason’s practice now includes Civil litigation, Business Law, Bankruptcy Law, and Criminal Defense.
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Samantha P. Travis

Associate Attorney

Attorney Samantha Travis specializes in providing high-quality, client-centered and cost-effective legal services to individual, business and organizational clients throughout Montana in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, and family law. Formerly a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and a trial lawyer in private practice, Samantha joined Henning, Keedy & Lee PLLC in 2013. Samantha received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Montana School of Law, earning a certificate of specialization in Environmental and Natural Resources Law in 2008. She is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts within Montana.

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Amanda M. Gordon

Associate Attorney

Amanda Gordon joined Henning, Keedy & Lee after spending nearly three years as a public defender.

Amanda is originally from California where she attended the University of California, at Santa Barbara for her undergraduate studies. She graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor’s degrees in English and Religious Studies. Shortly after graduation she moved to Massachusetts to attend Boston College Law School for her Juris Doctorate degree.

Amanda decided to become a defense attorney after having the opportunity to be mentored by Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a former professional boxer who had been wrongfully convicted and spent nearly 20 years in prison before exoneration.

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David A. Mattingley

Associate Attorney

Dave Mattingley is an Attorney with Henning, Keedy & Lee P.L.L.C. He brings enthusiasm and a client-first focus to his practice. Dave represents consumers victimized by fraudulent, abusive, and predatory business practices.

He has helped clients solve landlord-tenant disputes, insurance disputes, debt collections and credit report problems, and home and auto loan issues. His practice also includes civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense.

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