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Francesca diStefano

Francesca specializes in providing effective and affordable legal services to individual and business clients throughout Montana. She is client and resolution focused, working diligently to achieve her client’s desired outcome. Francesca represents clients in personal injury cases; civil litigation; property disputes, including easement related litigation; evictions; business matters, including business startup and litigation; and estate planning. Francesca is admitted to practice in all Montana state courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Montana. She is a member of the Montana State Bar, and the Northwest Montana Bar.

Francesca was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana. She returned home to start diStefano & Mattingley, PLLP after working for a number of years in Missoula, Montana. When she is not working, she spends her time floating, fishing, skiing, camping, and relaxing on Montana’s beautiful lakes and rivers.

Areas of Practice

Plaintiff Personal Injury
Civil Litigation
Estate Planning
Real Estate
Construction Law
Business Law

Bar Admissions

2012- State Bar of Montana
2012- U.S. District Court, District of Montana


University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana

  • J.D. – 2012
  • Honors: With Honors
  • National Moot Court competition team
  • Executive editor of the Montana Law Review
  • Order of Barristers Award

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

  • B.A. – 2009
  • Major: Communication Studies
  • Minor and National Certificate: Nonprofit Administration
  • Honors: High Honors
  • Mortar Board Outstanding Senior Award
  • Diversity Advisory Council Student Achievement Award
  • NextGen Scholar, nonprofit leader award from the American Humanics Association

Professional & Community Activities

Northwest Montana Bar Association
Montana State Bar Association
Humane Society of Western Montana

  • Vice President of the Board
  • Board Development Committee
  • Executive Committee