Staff

 
April Boucher - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

April Boucher

April joined our firm in September, 1995 as a Paralegal for James A. Patten in the bankruptcy department. She has over 18 years in bankruptcy as well as commercial litigation, collections, and real estate law. April earned an Associates Degree from North Dakota College of Science and received her Paralegal Certificate from the Interstate Business College in Fargo, North Dakota. She is currently a member of the Montana Association of Legal Assistants.
 
 
Diane Kephart - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Diane Kephart

Diane is a Paralegal and began with us in 1999 after majoring in accounting and graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from MSU-Bozeman in 1976. Diane works with Bruce Bekkedahl in the areas of estate and trust administration, fiduciary accounting, preparation of estate, gift and fiduciary income tax returns. Prior to working for PPBG, Diane had over twenty years' experience with public, private and governmental accounting entities.
 
 
Jeanie Monahan - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Jeanie Monahan

Jeanie joined our firm February, 2014 as a Legal Assistant for Scott Green and his staff. She has over 20 years of office and customer service experience.
 
 
Kelsey Thelen - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Kelsey Thelen

Kelsey joined our firm in June, 2012 as an assistant in the Bankruptcy Department. In January, 2014 she began working as a Legal Assistant/Secretary for James A. Patten. Kelsey obtained her Bachelor's Degree in English from MSU-Bozeman (December, 2010) and her Paralegal Certificate from MSU-Billings (May, 2012).
 
 
Leanne Beaty - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Leanne Beatty

Leanne has over 30 years of legal experience. Leanne obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in 1997 and began working at the firm in February, 2003, with Bruce Bekkedahl in the estate planning department. In 2009, she transferred to the bankruptcy department and works as a Paralegal to James A. Patten. Leanne has been a member of the Montana Association of Legal Assistants*Paralegals since 2012.
 
 
Leonor Oliveira - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Leonor Oliveira

Leonor attended Law School of the Catholic University of Pernambuco in Brazil, and became a Member of The Brazilian Bar Association in September, 1999. In May, 2004, she completed her LL.M. (Masters of Law for International Lawyers) at Temple University, Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leonor joined us in November, 2012, and works as a Probate Assistant with Bruce Bekkedahl and his staff.
 
 
Phyllis Dahl - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Phyllis Dahl

Phyllis began working in the legal field in 1979; and joined our firm in 2004. Phyllis is a member of the Montana Association of Legal Assistants; she obtained her Paralegal Certificate in 2005 from MSU-Billings. Phyllis is a Paralegal for Michael F. McGuinness in the departments of litigation, personal injury and employment law.
 
 
Rena Surrette - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Rena Van de Wouw

Rena has over twenty years of experience in the legal field. She joined our team in May, 2013, as a Legal Assistant for Bruce Bekkedahl and his staff in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, trust administration, farm succession, ranch and business planning, probate, estate and gift taxes, tax planning, charitable gift planning, business entity planning including corporations, LLC's and real estate.
 
 
Sue Furstenberg - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Sue Furstenberg

Sue joined our firm October, 2005 as a Receptionist and assistant to everyone in the firm. Sue has over 30 years of office and customer service experience.
 
 
Tiffany Bell - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Tiffany Bell

Tiffany began working in the legal field in 2007, when she volunteered at Montana Legal Services, while going to MSU-Billings to obtain her Paralegal Certificate. Tiffany as well has her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Montana and is a member of the Montana Association of Legal Assistants. She joined our firm in November, 2007 as a Paralegal and works for John Van Atta and Patrick Beddow in the departments of estate planning, business planning, and real estate.
 
 
Valerie Cox - Patten, Peterman, Bekkedahl & Green, PLLC in Billings MT
 

Valerie Cox

Val has worked in the legal field since 1977 and joined our firm in April, 2001 as a Paralegal. Val works for Scott Green in the departments of bankruptcy, collections, civil litigation, general business, corporate and tax court.