Havre, MT – Law Firm serving North Central Montana

Welcome to Hi-Line Law, PLLC!

Hi-Line Law, PLLC was established in March 2017 by Jennifer Forsyth. Jennifer has practiced law on the hi-line for 8 years, and in March had an opportunity to form her own firm. Jennifer and her staff look forward to serving the hi-line for years to come.

Our firm is located in Havre, Montana and provides legal services in the areas of corporate or business planning and maintenance, wills and estate planning, probates, real estate transactions, civil litigation and more. While we are located in Havre, we serve clients all across the state of Montana and along the hi-line.

Contact us today to find out how to arrange a free consultation.

About Us

Jennifer Forsyth

Jennifer is the owner and attorney at Hi-Line Law, PLLC. Jennifer was born and raised in Havre, and started law school in 2006.  While in law school, Jennifer spent her summers working for the BLM fighting fire and mapping noxious weeds. Jennifer graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2009, and has been serving the hi-line ever since. In March 2017, she had the opportunity to buy her own firm, which she eagerly took on. She does everything at the firm from practicing law to fixing the sprinklers!

Jennifer has many different practice areas, but her favorite is getting to know our clients and their families, and helping them form and manage their farms, ranches and small businesses. Being involved this way gives Jennifer an opportunity to help clients with all their legal needs, including estate planning, real estate transactions, probates and more.

When she’s not at work, she likes to spend time with family and friends and her two dogs, Ollie and Carl.

Cassie Ladenburg
Office Manager

The smiling face you see when you walk into Hi-Line Law, PLLC. Cassie has no official title, because she does a little bit of everything. She performs all the day to day tasks to keep the office running smoothly, including (but definitely not limited to) answering phones, managing payroll and billing, keeping the office stocked with supplies, and most importantly, making the clients feel welcome. There is nothing she can’t do, and the firm could not operate without her.

Cassie has lived on the hi-line most of her life. After graduating from the University of Montana, she returned to Havre and married Mike, and they live on the family farm north of Havre. When she’s not at the office, Cassie stays busy chasing her two sons, Jace (3) and Cooper (8 months). Cassie enjoys cooking and crafting in her spare time.

JoAnn Normandy
Legal Assistant 

JoAnn has more than 30 years of experience in the legal field! She prepares documents and filings and makes sure the paperwork, whether it is a will, lease, or any other legal document, reflects each client’s needs. She also corresponds with our clients and makes sure their questions are answered. She keeps us in line, makes us laugh, and we would be lost without her.

JoAnn grew up on a farm/ranch down the hi-line in Malta and moved to Havre to attend MSU-Northern, and she’s been here ever since. When she’s not at the office, she enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with her husband Bruce and two sons, Trent and Brett.

Ashley Forsyth
Legal Assistant

Ashley was born and raised in Havre, Montana and graduated from the University of Montana in 2011. Since graduating Ashley has worked for a landscaping company and most recently at Missoula Federal Credit Union.  She recently decided to move back to her hometown, and we are very excited to have her on our team!

Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends and in her spare time she also enjoys reading and jewelry making.

Our Goal

We’re committed to providing responsive and reliable service to families and businesses on the hi-line.

We focus on providing exceptional customer service to our clients. We strive to communicate with our clients and respond promptly to client calls and questions. We want our clients to feel welcome in our office, comfortable speaking to us about their legal needs, and informed about their legal concerns and decisions.

Come to us for long term legal solutions, we look forward to serving you for years to come.

Practice Areas

How can we help you?

Practice areas that we may be able to assist you with include, but are not limited to, the areas listed below. If you are unsure if we can assist you with a matter, please contact the office.


  • Help you decide what business structure is right for you
  • Prepare your business documents
  • Serve as Registered Agent for your entity and file annual reports with the State of Montana
  • Help with the purchase or sale of your business or property
  • Succession planning
  • Prepare or review documents such as: rental agreements, lease agreements, employment agreements and more
  • Provide guidance and answer legal questions regarding your business

Wills/Estate Planning

  • Prepare various estate planning documents such as Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney and more
  • Provide probate advice and assistance
  • Provide guidance and advice for any other estate planning needs

Real Estate Transactions

  • Prepare or review Buy-Sell Agreements or other documents
  • Prepare Property Transfer Documents
  • Perform Real Estate Closings in seller financed or cash sales
  • Provide guidance and advice for property transaction questions

Civil Matters

  • Represent you in Landlord/Tenant matters
  • Help you and your business collect outstanding accounts receivable
  • Provide guidance and advice for other civil matters


Thank you for visiting our site! Feel free to get in touch If you have any questions or would like to work with us.

Initial consultations are free and can be in person or by phone. Give us a call or email Cassie if you would like to schedule your free consult. Please include your name and contact information when contacting Hi-Line Law, PLLC.

Hi-Line Law, PLLC
Phone: (406)265-1530
Fax: (406)265-1531
Jennifer Forsyth
Cassie Ladenburg
JoAnn Normandy
Ashley Forsyth