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About me

I believe that every client, no matter how big or small their legal issue may be, deserves to be respected and treated with care.  I am originally from a town of appoximately 4,000 people in Northern Idaho.  I was educated at Carroll College in Helena, Montana and then I obtained my law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law.  After19 years in the legal field, I have had the opportunity to help clients from all walks of life with many diverse and interesting issues.  I have spent enough time in the Courtroom to find out I love being there to obtain justice for my clients.  I also know how to mediate tough disputes that are better resolved outside of the Courtroom.  In 2011 I was able to enhance my legal skills when I attended and graduated from the Trial Lawyer's College.


I reside in Conrad, Montana which is an agriculture based community.  I have three children and spend my free time kayaking, cross-country skiing, reading or with my kids and our three dogs.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Business: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($170/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Yong Uk Choi

    Don't be fooled by her radiant exterior. Shari is a pitbull on the inside with nerves of steel. Once she latches on, she will fight for you 'til the end. She is an exceptionally intelligent, gifted, and caring person. She had excellent organizational skills, a natural multi-tasker. Her written and spoken arguments are second to none. If you get into trouble with the "Law" in Montana, you want her on your side.


    John Choi Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Gianarelli & Reno pllc

310 S Main St
Conrad, MT, 59425


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGianarelli Law Office PLLC1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Montana Mediation AssociationMember2010 - Present
Conrad Community Education FoundationBoard Member2009 - Present
Montana State BarN/A1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2011
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Carroll College Helena, MTCommunication Studies/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1989