Maxwell “Max” Kirchhoff is a third-generation Montanan, born and raised in Bozeman. Max is a proud alumnus of Bozeman’s Irving Elementary School, Chief Joseph Middle School and Bozeman Senior High School. After high school, Max earned a bachelor’s degree at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and a master’s degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. During his undergraduate years, Max worked in the European Parliament and conducted research in Southwest Africa. As a graduate student, he instructed courses on American politics.
After Max decided to pursue a career in law over academia, he returned home to attend the University of Montana School of Law. During law school, he served as a staff member and business editor of the Public Land & Resources Law Review. He was also president of the Federalist Society. Max completed his clinical training at the ACLU of Montana.
Max first began working with Western Justice Associates as an intern during law school. After graduation, Max desired to continue working at Western Justice Associates and was hired as an associate attorney in January of 2016. During his time with Western Justice Associates, Max’s practice has focused on personal injury, class action and product liability litigation. Max is extremely motivated to help make injured persons whole and to hold manufacturers and sellers of defective products accountable.
As an attorney with Western Justice Associates, Max became a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He has also held board and committee level chairs in statewide and national associations regarding insurance litigation practice. In 2019, the National Trial Lawyers recognized Max as a “Top 40 Under 40” Plaintiff’s attorney. In 2020, Max was designated as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters. Max is licensed to practice law in Montana and Washington.
In his free time, Max enjoys hiking, lifting weights, hunting, rooting for Chicago sports teams, skiing, and exploring the many rural and mountainous regions of the world. When he is not in the office, he is likely to be found alongside his 120 pound bullmastiff, Remi, and his girlfriend, Austin.