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Sean Frampton

Sean S. Frampton

Sean Frampton grew up in Missoula and attended the University of Montana where he received a B.S. in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.). He earned his law degree from the University in 1996. While in law school, Sean was an editor for the Montana Law Review. He began his practice of law in Whitefish in 1996. He is currently admitted to practice in state court and federal court.

From 1996 to 2002, Sean worked for a private law firm and also served as the Whitefish City Prosecutor. In that capacity, he tried numerous cases before Montana juries. A partner in his former firm since 1999, Sean handled substantial litigation cases and represented many of the people and businesses in the Flathead Valley.

In 2002, Sean joined forces with Frank and Sharon Morrison in creating Morrison & Frampton. With this move, Sean has focused his practice on business and real estate litigation. After a successful partnership with the Morrisons, the name changed in 2017 to its current name.  

Sean's other interests include tennis, golf, and hunting. Sean has been involved in Whitefish Rotary since 1996 and also in many community activities in Whitefish, including serving as the Prime Minister of the Whitefish Winter Carnival.  He is actively involved in his community and has served on several boards, including Glacier Bank, Alpine Theater Project, and Sparrow's Nest.


Doug Scotti

Doug Scotti

Doug Scotti was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was raised in New Hampshire. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received a B.A. in 1996. Doug graduated from Tulane Law School in 2000, where he was an editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. From 2000 to 2005, Doug practiced law in two private New Orleans based law firms, focusing in litigation.

After Hurricane Katrina, Doug left New Orleans and relocated to Whitefish. He joined Morrison & Frampton in March of 2006, and became a member of the Montana State Bar in October 2006. Doug’s practice is varied but emphasizes property and real estate law and litigation, commercial litigation, employment law and litigation, and misdemeanor criminal defense. He is currently admitted to practice in state and federal court in Montana, including bankruptcy court.

Doug loves traveling and enjoys many outdoor interests such as skiing, hiking, biking, and golf. Doug is a member of the Whitefish Rotary Club and the Northwest Montana Bar Association.


Ryan Purdy

Ryan Purdy

Ryan Purdy grew up in Eureka, Montana and attended the University of Montana where he received a B.S. in Business Administration and International Business. Before entering law school, Ryan worked in Tokyo, Japan as an affairs manager for a major trading firm on the Tokyo Stock and Foreign Currency Exchanges. He earned his law degree from the Appalachian School of Law in Virginia. While in law school, Ryan was an intern for the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington D.C., where he worked with regional economic and infrastructure development projects in Appalachia.

Prior to joining Morrison & Frampton, Ryan worked for a private law firm where he was involved in managing trust assets in Florida and Colorado.

Ryan joined Morrison & Frampton in Spring 2006. Ryan’s practice focuses are property and real estate law, as well as business and corporate transactions. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal court in Montana.

Ryan's other interests include snow and water sports and other outdoor activities.


Johnna Preble

Johnna Preble

Johnna Preble grew up in Helena, Montana. In 2004, she was awarded the Montana University System Honor Scholarship. She attended the University of Montana where she received a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in research and graduated with high honors. She graduated from the University of Montana School of Law with honors in 2013.

While in law school, Johnna served as President of the American Association for Justice Student Branch and worked as a clinical intern for the Montana Innocence Project, an organization with which she still remains an active volunteer. Prior to graduation, she wrote an essay for the 2014 summer issue of the Montana Law Review.

Johnna joined Morrison & Frampton as an associate in the fall of 2013. She is admitted to practice in both state and federal court.

Johnna’s other interests include fly fishing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and knitting.


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