A legal team that cares
Meet Your Team
Doug has been involved in some of Montana’s largest medical negligence, and wrongful death cases. He also has extensive experience with Federal Tort Claims practice arising out of substandard health care to recipients of public health care. Douglas A. Buxbaum has been awarded Lawyer of the Year, 2013 from Best Lawyers, in the practice area of Personal Injury – Plaintiffs for the Missoula, Montana area. In addition, Doug has been included in The Best Lawyers in America listings for over a decade for Medical Malpractice – Plaintiffs and Personal Injury – Plaintiffs. Since 2007 Doug was included in the “Super Lawyers” listing for the practice areas of Medical Malpractice, Plaintiff and Personal Injury.
Doug is a frequent speaker and lecturer in continuing legal education and enjoys the highest (AV) rating from Martindale Hubbell. Doug is a member of the American and Montana bar associations and Montana Trial Lawyers Association.
Laurie J. Bersanti
E. Craig Daue
Craig Daue is a graduate of the University of Montana School of Law who has practiced litigation and trial law in Missoula since 1977. Craig’s practice has been focused on personal injury litigation with emphasis on medical malpractice claims. Craig defended doctors, nurses and hospitals for 15 years before leaving his defense practice in 1998. Craig has since concentrated on representing clients who have been injured by substandard medical care, defective drugs and medical devices, and in cases involving hospital and nursing home liability and other severe personal injury and wrongful death. After joining Doug Buxbaum in 2000, Craig has tried dozens of jury cases and litigated and resolved hundreds of claims involving Fen-Phen injuries, numerous medical malpractice cases as well as some of the largest recoveries for wrongful death in Montana. Craig is a longstanding member of the Montana State Bar, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association Section of Litigation and the Western Montana Bar Association. Craig was the President of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association from 2009 – 2010, and served on the Board of Directors for 6 years. He is a member of the MTLA Jury Instruction Committee, and chaired the Supreme Court Commission on Paralegal Practice.
Craig is a longstanding member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is listed in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America, and has been rated “AV Preeminent” by Montana lawyers and judges, the highest rating for ethical standards and professional ability.
Ann M Johnson
Ann has been a paralegal at the Buxbaum Daue law office for over 20 years. In addition to new client interviews, she works with Craig Daue on complex medical negligence cases and assists in all aspects of preparing the cases for mediation and/or trial. Ann believes the most rewarding part of her job is the privilege of getting to know each client and being able to provide them with support and guidance throughout the litigation process. Ann earned her NALA Paralegal Certification in 1993. She is a member of the Paralegal Section of Montana State Bar.
Ann lives in the Bitterroot Valley with her husband and their two Labrador Retrievers. She enjoys family time, especially with her four grandchildren, and with any time left she likes to quilt and garden.
Ashley Hineman recently joined our firm as our Front Desk Receptionist and Legal Secretary. Among her many duties and responsibilities are scheduling and maintaining calendar deadlines, managing incoming calls, acquiring client medical records for case review, and preparing legal documents. Ashley’sSuperpower is in her personality and in keeping our office running smooth and the entire team organized on a day-to-day basis.
Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children’s sporting events and AG events. They love to fish, camp and be outdoors.