Robert W. Minto, Jr.


Robert W. Minto, Jr. served as President (1987-2012), CEO (1987-2013), and Director (1987 to present) of ALPS Corporation.  He currently serves as Board Chair. While working on the formation of ALPS he remained a Principal with the law firm of Worden, Thane & Haines, P.C. through December 1990. He also serves as the Board Chair of Lawyers Reinsurance Company.  Mr. Minto received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 1973.  He has been a member of the State Bar of Montana and the American Bar Association since 1973.  Mr. Minto serves on the State Bar of Montana Lawyers Fund for Client Protection (1979 to present), and has served as a member of the State Bar of Montana Insurance Committee (1979-91).  Mr. Minto also served on the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability (1999-2002) and currently serves as the ABA Senior Lawyers Division liaison to this committee. Mr. Minto was a member of the Board of Directors of the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America and its predecessor Alliance of American Insurers (1999-2016). In addition he serves as Treasurer and a director of the Montana Justice foundation.  He stays active in the American Judicature Society and as a Patron Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Mr. Minto received the State Bar of Montana’s highest honor, the Jameson Award, in 2017 for his lifetime of service to the Montana State Bar and the Public.  He has twice received the State Bar of Montana Distinguished Service Award, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Dedicated Service Award, and the State Bar of Montana Pro Bono Service Award. He currently serves as the Chair of the Rotary District 5390 Foundation, the Secretary of the Missoula Rotary Foundation and President and Chair of the MCC Charitable Foundation. Mr. Minto also speaks and publishes nationally on the future of the legal profession, bars and professional liability insurance as well as general legal risk management subjects.  He is also the author of the blog, Poor Robert’s (Wine) Almanac.

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