Afton Ball primarily practices in civil litigation with an emphasis in employment law, business defense, and farm and ranch disputes. Afton also advises and assists clients with employment questions, agricultural-related issues, and other real property disputes including conflicts related to homeowners’ associations and covenants. She has drafted and/or reviewed employee handbooks, termination and severance agreements, agriculture leases, and other documents related to her practice areas. She handles litigation matters that arise under:

• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
• The Americans with Disabilities Act
• The Family and Medical Leave Act
• National Labor Relations Act
• Montana Wrongful Discharge Act
• Montana anti-discrimination laws

In addition to litigation, Afton counsels employers and universities on various topics, including:

• The Americans with Disabilities Act
• The Family and Medical Leave Act
• Non-competes and trade secrets
• Leaves of absence
• Accommodation
• Harassment and discrimination
• Performance management
• Hiring practices
• Title IX

Afton has successfully represented clients in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations related to motor vehicle accidents and personal injury, personal property disputes, wage claims, family ranch partnership disputes, insurance bad faith, and wrongful discharge from employment. She has effectively defended her clients before the Montana Human Rights Bureau related to employment discrimination claims and the Montana Department of Labor related to wage and hour claims. Afton has also been successful in appeals before the Montana Supreme Court whether getting a judgment reversed or upheld, all in her client’s favor. She has also represented clients before the National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Afton grew up in Reed Point, Montana, where she actively participated in sports and other extra-curricular activities. After high school, Afton played basketball at Dawson Community College in Glendive where she received Academic All-Conference awards. Afton then completed her undergraduate education at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, obtaining a B.A. in Economics and an Excellence in Economics award. She and her husband then traveled to Missouri where she attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Afton began working at Moulton Bellingham in 2011 after graduating from law school.

Afton enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Daniel Ball and their three children, Emmi, Becca, and Baylen. They are all huge University of Michigan fans, even during the tough times.

 

 

 

Contact info:

afton.ball@moultonbellingham.com

(406) 248-7731

 

 

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Afton Ball - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Civil Rights - Montana