Christopher (Chris) Mangen, Jr.
Firm: Crowley Fleck PLLP
Address: 490 North 31st Street
Billings, MT 59103
Membership: Professional Affiliations• State Bar of Montana• American Bar Association• Yellowstone County Bar Association
University: Montana State University, B.A., 1976, University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1980
Admitted: 1980, Montana
Biography: Christopher (Chris) Mangen, Jr. has been with the firm since 1980. He began his career in the firm's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Department, emphasizing oil, gas and water law. He has been on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Short Course on Federal Oil and Gas Leasing and has served as the faculty chairman for the course. He has also lectured on various topics in the natural resources and real estate areas. Since the mid 1980's Mr. Mangen's practice has increasingly emphasized on general litigation and he has become heavily involved in the areas of natural resources related disputes, personal injury, product liability and commercial litigation. Mr. Mangen is lead counsel for natural resource litigated matters. Awards and Honors• Best Lawyers in America in Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, and Oil and Gas Law (1995 - present)• Best Lawyers' 2014 Energy Law Lawyer of the Year in Billings• Chambers USA - Leading Lawyers in Natural Resources & Environment Prior Experience• Reported Cases:• Norbeck v. Crawford 254 Mont. 256, 836 P.2d 1231 (1992)• McCabe Petroleum Corporation v. Easement and Right-Of-Way, 2004 MT 73• Elks Nat'l Foundation v. Weber, 942 F.2d 1480 (9th Cir. 1991)• Continental Oil v. Elks Nat'l. Foundation, 235 Mont. 437, 767 P.2d 1324 (1989)