Timothy J. Shaffer


Kalispell, MT


Raised in Austin, Minnesota, Timothy J. Shaffer is a compassionate and skilled attorney who specializes in family law, estate law, and litigation. Before moving to Kalispell, Timothy clerked for the Honorable Judge Kevin Siefken in Mower County, where he received the distinct opportunity to observe the decision-making process directly from the bench. Timothy also worked for the Department of Homeland Security where he was able to gain invaluable trial experience.

Timothy enjoys the legal industry because of the plethora of knowledge colleagues have and freely share, as well as his ability to help people through difficult and challenging times. He has found that sometimes clients just want to be heard, and other times, they need to hear the reality of their situation, both of which help create a sense of closure. 

Timothy’s proudest professional achievement so far has been obtaining his law license in both Minnesota and Montana. 

When Timothy is not at the office, he enjoys playing golf, hiking, cooking, and spending time with his nephew, Jax, when he is home. He can also be found cheering on his Minnesota Vikings most Sundays.

  • Estate Planning: Estate Planning (Wills, POAs, Healthcare Directives, Living Wills)
  • Family Law: Adoption
  • Family Law: Collaborative Law
  • Family Law: Custody & Visitation
  • Family Law: Dissolution/Divorce
  • Family Law: Enforcement Actions
  • Family Law: Minor Guardianships
  • Family Law: Modification/Relocation
  • Family Law: Name Changes
  • Family Law: Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Family Law: Step Parent Adoptions
  • Litigation: Business Dispute
  • Litigation: Landlord/Tenant
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior 
  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2020
  • State Bar of Montana, 2021