About Russ Plath Law

Our Attorneys


Russ Plath, Attorney

For more than twenty-five years, attorney Russ Plath has assisted the disabled and injured on issues of workers’ comp and personal injury. He directs the focus of his work to Montana, where he has lived since birth. His goal is to always provide compassionate and expert legal service to reach a realistic outcome for all parties.

With his lively character and decades of experience, Russ is able to apply both professionalism and a little humanity to the legal world.

Russ is a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and is recognized by the Top Attorneys of North America.


Hayley Kemmick, Attorney

Hayley Kemmick joined RPL as an associate in April of 2015 after working for Russ as a legal assistant since September 2013. She is a Billings native who graduated from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago with a certificate in public interest law in 2014.

Hayley received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Montana in 2007 and was admitted to the Montana State Bar spring 2015.

Melinda Driscoll, Attorney

Melinda Driscoll joined RPL as an associate in August, 2018.

Our Law Team


Joyce, Business Manager, Paralegal, & Notary Public

Hailing from Seattle Washington, Office Manager Joyce Bonvillain has been with Russ Plath Law since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and previously worked at the office of the State Public Defender. Passionate about animal rights, Joyce spends her free time volunteering with various organizations. She also loves traveling, spending time with family, and watching documentaries. If you wish to connect with her, just mention cats or one of her favorite movies, The Big Lebowski.


Kelsey, Paralegal

Paralegal Kelsey Hendricks has been at Russ Plath Law since 2015. She received her paralegal certificate from Kaplan University and her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Montana. She is currently pursuing a law degree at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, with a focus on alternative dispute resolution, and is also working toward a certificate in conflict resolution. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and their dog, Ryder.


Eric, Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Eric Bey joined Russ Plath Law in the Fall of 2017. Eric holds a BA in English Literature from Montana State University, and has a strong interest in the inner workings and relationship dynamics of successful teams. In between Netflix binges, Eric is a fan of college and professional football, and enjoys taking walks.