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Unfortunately, the terms of service of this site prevent us from giving direct referrals to lawyers and law firms. However, almost all civil lawyers will consider taking a case on contingency under favorable circumstances.
First of all, the case has to be strong enough that the lawyer believes he can win it. If he thinks he has no chance of prevailing and getting paid, he will turn the case away. Secondly, the value of the award has to be high enough so that it is worth his while to defer his income until the end of the case.
If you don't know where to find a good civil litigator to sue the Department of Corrections, contact the Montana Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service. They charge a fee of about $50 for the referral which includes a free half hour consultation with a lawyer.
For a wider range of attorneys you can call a legal commercial referral service such as Martindale.com. or Avvo.com. Many of their attorneys are peer and client rated to help you narrow down the options.
However, before you contact the referral services above, this is not just a personal injury matter. It's a civil rights case involving brutality by a guard and also denial of adequate medical treatment, which is prohibited by the 8th Amendment to the Constitution. So you might want to contact your local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. They advocate all over the country for the rights of inmates. So this may be something they will be willing to take on. If they cannot, they may be able to refer you to a local pro-bono civil rights lawyer or one who will take the case on contingency.
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