Sol Lovas

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Sol limits her practice to Legacy Law Center, P.C. — which includes Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs, and Elder Law.

Practice Areas

Elder Law; Estate Planning; Wills and Probate; Trusts and Estates; Estate and Gift Tax; Special Needs


1979, Montana; 1982, U.S. Tax Court

Law School:
University of Montana, J.D.

State Bar of Montana; American Bar Association; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Law Clerk to Hon. Russell E. Smith, U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 1979–1980. Adjunct Professor, Estate Administration, Rocky Mountain College Legal Assistant Program.
Founder and Chair, Yellowstone Valley Women Lawyers, 1987–1993

Seattle, Washington

Timm v. Montana DPHHS, 2008 Mont. 126, 184 P.3d 994 (2008) (Medicaid eligibility issues)

Experience and Expertise: 
Sol has been practicing Legacy Law in the Billings area since 1980.  After practicing with a general law firm for several years, she opened her solo practice in 1992, to specialize in Legacy Law.

Prior Employment:
Member, Felt, Martin, Frazier and Lovas, P.C., Billings, MT, 1980–1992
Law Clerk, U.S. District Judge, Missoula, MT, 1979–1980

J.D. 1979, High Honors, University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
B.S. 1976, summa cum laude, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
Professional Activities:  
Sol is a frequent speaker for community and professional programs on Legacy Law Center, P.C. and related issues. In her professional practice and her staff, she cultivates caring, compassion and non-judgmental acceptance of all beliefs and walks of life.

Sol Lovas, When Is a Family Not a Family? Inheritance and the Taxation of Inheritance Within the Non-Traditional Family, 24 Idaho Law Review 353 (1988)

Sol was born in Seattle and grew up in Alaska. In 1976, she moved to Montana, where her mother and father were born and/or raised. She relaxes with science fiction, and she enjoys downhill skiing and figure skating.


Sol is the first and only Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)* in the state of Montana.
*Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, the ABA-accredited certifying agency for Elder Law Attorneys