About Cassie Dellwo
Cassie is one of the founding members of Five Valleys Law, P.L.L.C. Being raised in the Mission Valley, she grew up with an agricultural background and has a special interest in working with farming and ranching families. Her practice focuses on the areas of real estate, estate planning, and business law. Cassie is a proponent of strong planning in life and business as she has witnessed how the use of good planning has blessed many of her clients and how the lack of planning has damaged clients (and friends).
Prior to founding Five Valleys Law, P.L.L.C. Cassie worked in North Dakota at a law firm practicing in the areas of foreclosure, bankruptcy, real estate, agricultural law, oil and gas, estate planning, business law, and litigation. There she learned how to manage crisis and what to really watch for in contracts to avoid litigation traps. Her past litigation experience has helped give her a keen eye for contract loopholes that would not be caught if she had not had the prior experience. After nearly six years in North Dakota, Cassie returned to Montana to practice in a mid-sized firm in Missoula. She continued practicing many of the same areas she practiced in North Dakota, but refined her estate planning and business law practice with the assistance of Five Valley Law co-founder, Paul Fickes.
In addition to her work in the office Cassie serves on the Western Montana Estate Planning Council - a group that focuses on ensuring its members have the most current and innovative ways to assist their clients. She is currently the President of the group. Cassie also serves as the Chair of the the Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors of Disability Rights Montana- working to advocate for the right of Montanan's with disabilities. You can learn more about this group at https://www.disabilityrightsmt.org/.
Outside of the office, Cassie can be found with her her husband and stepdaughter figuring out life. Cassie especially enjoys time roaming the mountain side looking for huckleberries (if the season is right), golfing, or riding her bike. However, most of her free time is dedicated to spending time with all of her family through out Western Montana.
- 2012, North Dakota
- 2011, U.S. District Court, District of Montana
- 2011, Montana
Law School Attended
- University of Montana School of Law, Class of 2011, J.D.
- Jamestown College, Class of 2008, B.A.
Associations & Memberships
- Montana Bar Association
- American Agriculture Law Association
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys