The law firm of Goodrich & Reely, PLLC, serves clients throughout Montana.

Malcolm H. Goodrich

Malcolm H. Goodrich

  • Member


Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Real Estate
  • Agricultural Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking Law


Malcolm was raised in Western Montana and moved to Billings to practice law in 1984. His educational background includes graduate studies in international relations at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, England.

In 1984, Malcolm joined what is now known as "Crowley Fleck, PLLP" in Billings, primarily practicing bankruptcy and banking litigation law. He obtained his national certification as a business bankruptcy specialist in 1994 with the American Board of Certification.

In 2000 Malcolm opened Goodrich Law Firm PC, which merged with the Reely Law Firm PC in 2016, to create Goodrich & Reely, PLLC.

Malcolm is listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation - Bankruptcy), "Mountain States Super Lawyers", and the "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers". He is named as the sole 2018 Missoula Montana Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" by "Best Lawyers in America".

Malcolm served as a Montana lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from 2014-2017 and has served as President of the Bankruptcy Section of the Montana State Bar. He regularly gives CLE presentations on bankruptcy and banking litigation matters throughout Montana.

Malcolm represents a diverse group of agricultural and commercial lenders, significant business bankruptcy debtor clients, and obtained confirmation of a debtor reorganization plan in Montana's largest business bankruptcy case, "In Re Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission, Inc.", Case No. 11-62031.

Malcolm also represents many clients statewide on farm and ranch purchases and sales.

Malcolm is a past chairman of Billings Public School's Board of Trustees, and is currently a board member for the Friends of Yellowstone Public Radio and the non-profit Bishop Fox Corporation. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dogs, traveling, and many hobbies, including working on old motorcycles and the study, and teaching, of martial arts.


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D. – 1984
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Oxford University, England
    • 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • United States Supreme Court, 1991