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Cynthia D. Brooks

Cynthia D. Brooks

Senior Counsel since 2018
Helena, Montana
800-639-9850 (Toll free)

Prior to joining Doney Crowley P.C., Brooks was Chief Remediation Counsel for the State of Montana Department of Environmental Quality, where she supervised a staff of seven and was responsible for overseeing attorneys charged with enforcing Montana's environmental remediation laws.  She also served as the State’s Senior Superfund Attorney for over 20 years; career highlights include the successful trial and appeal to Montana Supreme Court of liability for a $35 million cleanup at a site near Kalispell, the successful defense of the State in toxic tort and property devaluation cases, and representation of the State in the Asarco, LLC bankruptcy, resulting in total payments to the governments and related trusts of around $1.794 billion, the largest Superfund recovery in history.  Brooks also has extensive experience in Brownfields redevelopment, governmental relations, and multi-million dollar contracts.  She received 18 performance awards from the State during her tenure with the State.


Before working for the State, Brooks was in private practice in Missoula with the law firm of Datsopoulos, MacDonald, and Lind P.C. and also clerked for the Montana Supreme Court.


Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics, with honors, from the University of Montana and graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law in 1992 where she also served on the Editorial Board for the Montana Law Review.  She is a fourth generation Montanan.  Brooks also serves on the Board of Directors of the Helena Youth Soccer Association and is extensively involved in Helena’s competitive soccer community.

Areas of Practice

  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Governmental Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Contract Law

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1992


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1992
  • University of Montana
    • B.S.B.Ad. - 1989
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: Economics

Pro Bono Activities

  • Secretary and Board Member, Helena Youth Soccer Association

Contact Information

Diamond Block Building 
44 West 6th Avenue, Suite 200
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 800-639-9850
Fax: 406-449-8443
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Red Lodge Office
23 North Broadway Avenue
Suite 206
Red Lodge, MT 59068
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