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Nicholas Levi Owens

DUI and DWI Attorney at Billings, MT

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Trailhead Law, PLLC

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MT
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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Nick was born and raised in Montana, growing up in the Bitterroot Valley.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in Political Science and International Relations from Carroll College before going on to obtain his Juris Doctorate degree from Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, Washington ("let's go Zags!"). 


During law school, Nick served as the Gonzaga Law Review's Managing Editor and received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Legal Research and Writing as well as being awarded "Best Brief" during the school's Linden Cup advocacy competition.  

In addition to his legal studies, Nick worked for a private law firm in Spokane practicing criminal defense and personal injury law, clerked for the Washington Court of Appeals, and volunteered as a Special Deputy Prosecutor for the Spokane County Attorney's Office.  

Following law school, Nick returned to his home state and joined the firm of Skjelset & Geer in Missoula practicing primarily plaintiff's civil litigation and criminal defense.

Before forming Trailhead Law, Nick served as a Deputy County Attorney for Yellowstone County and as Chair of the Yellowstone County DUI Task Force.  


He is currently licensed to practice in all Municipal, State and Federal Courts in Montana. 

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Trailhead Law, PLLC
2702 Montana Ave #204
Billings, MT, 59101


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful, responsive, professional
I hired Nick in 2018 and he helped reduce the damage from my case. He always got back to me quickly, was always honest and realistic with my expectations, and always treated me professionally. In 2021 I had more charges, but in a different state. Although I wasn't paying him he helped me anyway with multiple questions about issues that would arise in MT as a result of my out of state charges.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I would hire him again if I needed a great lawyer!
Nick did an amazing job to get my DUI charge reduced and to keep me out of jail. Even though I am in my early twenties , he always treated me like an adult. Nick was upfront and honest about what could happen and always returned my calls and answered my questions. I won’t ever get into this kind of trouble again...but if You do, this is the guy to call.
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Posted by Michael | March 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and professional
Nicholas helped me mostly avoid a potentially very ugly DUI situation. He was incredibly professional, fair, and most of all, HONEST. I appreciate that he never gave me the run around, and treated my situation as if he were in my shoes. I would strongly recommend him to anyone in need!!!
Posted by Joe | December 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Expeditious and reasonably priced
Nicholas Owens was very easy to work with and very communicative throughout my case. He was reasonably priced and helped me come to a positive outcome very quickly. I had peace of mind while working with him and can't recommend this firm strongly enough.


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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Trailhead Law, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior Deputy County Attorney
  • Yellowstone County Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Skjelset & Geer, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Extern
  • Washington State Court of Appeals
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Extern
  • Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Dan B. Johnson
  • 2009 - 2011
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Carroll College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008


  • Yellowstone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Billings DUI and DWI Lawyer Nicholas Levi Owens
Nicholas Levi Owens
DUI and DWI Attorney
Billings, MT
Licensed for 11 years