I am a Montana native born and raised in the Helena area. I enjoy what the Montana outdoors has to offer and have raised my 5 children here too. Hard work and perseverance have blessed my family and I.
My legal background includes work in family law and as a public defender in my early years before being elected County Attorney in 2003. Part of my duties in Jefferson County included working as the public administrator where I worked on probate cases. I also joined the Montana Army National Guard and served as a JAG until December 2013 retiring as a Captain. I gained experience in drafting wills, counseling soldiers with legal questions, and defending soldiers that required military boards.
Upon re-starting my private practice in 2015, I represent clients in Criminal Defense, Family Law, Family Services cases and Estates/Probates and Wills.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Humane Law Enforcement Award||The Humane Society of United States of America||2014|
|Attorney||Law Office of Mathew Johnson PC||2016 - 2019|
|JAG Attorney||Montana Army National Guard||2008 - 2013|
|County Attorney||Jefferson County Attorney||2003 - 2015|
|Public Administrator||Jefferson County||2003 - 2015|
|Attorney||Jackson Creek Law Office||2000 - 2003|
|Associate||Hoffman & Suenram||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2016 - Present|
|Montana State Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|Montana County Attorney's Association||Member||2003 - 2015|
|University of Montana||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Montana||MS - Master of Science||1994|
|University of Montana||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|State v. Chilinski||Convicted on 90 counts|
|Supreme Court of Montana. · 2011 MT 10 (Mont. 2011) STATE V. MURRAY||For the State|
|Attorney General Opinion||For City of Helena|
|Montana v. Scott L. WETZEL||For the State|
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