Layla was born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming but has since made Montana her home. Layla earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Montana. She received her law degree from the University of Montana School of Law.
Prior to joining Geiszler Steele, PC Layla worked for a Bozeman firm where she specialized in family law litigation, collaborative law, and provided broad legal assistance to small businesses and non-profits. Layla also worked as an attorney for ASMSU Legal Services, where she provided legal representation and advice to Montana State University students and gained experience in a wide array of legal issues including consumer protection, business formation and tax issues, estate planning, criminal defense, and limited scope legal services.
During law school, Layla worked for the Bozeman Attorney’s office as a trial intern and interned for Western Justice Associates in Bozeman, where she focused primarily on consumer protection law.
Layla’s practice focuses on general civil matters including contract disputes, civil litigation, estate planning and probate, property transactions, and advising clients on business formation. Layla is also certified and experienced in collaborative law and assists families going through divorce and parenting disputes facilitate resolution outside of the courtroom.
Layla is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Western Montana Bar Association, the BETTR Law (Business, Estates, Trusts, Tax & Real Property) and Family Law Sections of the Montana State Bar.
In her down time, Layla enjoys floating and fishing Montana’s wild and beautiful rivers and spending time with her family and friends.
Areas of Practice
- Wills, Trusts and Probate• Collaborative Law
- Collaborative Law
- Property and Real Estate
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Transactions
Montana State Bar.
- University of Montana, J.D., Missoula, MT 2017.
- University of Montana, B.A. Journalism, Political Science, Missoula, MT 2010.
- U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar, Tangier, Morocco 2007.
Volunteer, Missoula Self Help Law Center, 2016-present; Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA of Missoula, 2014-2016.