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Martin W. Judnich

DUI and DWI Attorney at Missoula, MT

4.9   21 reviews

also known as Marty Judnich


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About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    61%
    Very aggressive DUI defense. I have had more training on DUI administration that most other attorneys and I use that to cast doubt upon the officer's opinions at trial.

    22 years, 750 cases

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Same as auto accidents, but covers people who are also injured. Let our experience help you. Find answers to common questions on our website www.judnichlaw.com

    26 years, 1,200 cases

  3. Expungement
    5%
    We can expunge past misdemeanor convictions from Montana.

    6 years, 50 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    4%
    Former prosecutor now criminal defense attorney defending the rights of the accused.

    22 years, 800 cases

The Judnich Law Office offers premier level representation in several areas of law encluding DUI defense, Personal Injury claims and divorce/parenting matters. We are located in Missoula, Montana and Hamilton, Montana. Follow updates on Montana legal issues on our website: 

 We offer services that focus on personal injury law (car accidents) as well as DUI Defense,  criminal defense law and all Family law (divorce and parenting)matters in Missoula, Montana. I began my legal career as a prosecutor in the Cascade County Attorney's Office in Great Falls, Montana. I prosecuted cases with an emphasis on DUI related charges ranging from DUI to negligent homicide. I used that experience to transition into defending the rights of those accused and began practicing criminal defense and began my practice in Missoula. Through the years I continue to participate in DUI defense training, tactics and trial experience to give my clients the most up to date and cutting edge defense strategies available. Our office continues to recruit top notch attorneys that focus their talents on personal injury and family law as well. 

I have been involved in personal injury cases and law firms since 1999 as a case manager in a large personal injury firm and have helped hundreds of injured people in their claims and recovery. Our firm prides ourselves on answering the calls and questions of our clients and we support everyone having confidence and comfort with their attorney representing them. 

I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy the opportunites that the State of Montana have available. 

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Our office located at 501 S. Russell Street in Missoula, MT.
Standardized Field Sobriety Test DUI Investigation Instructor certificate
Standardized Field Sobriety Test DUI Investigation Student certificate
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Licensed for 20 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 11/25/2022
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 01/07/2023
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 2020
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Judnich Law Office
501 S. Russell Street
Missoula, MT, 59801

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Posted by Britnie | July 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Competent, Honest
I had a very extraordinary case. Although it was an atypical event, I was quickly reassured by Martin in my defense and a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders; particularly because the safety of my family was a considerable matter. Martin helped reduce my concerns immensely, with his clear and honest approach and evident knowledge of his practice. He acknowledged and empathized with my situation, and was able to resolve my case with the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Brandon | June 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Quick, Professional, and Competent
Quick, easy, and professional for an expungement case. I contacted two other law firms first which quickly became difficult to work with as they would miss phone appointments or I would not get responses to my messages at all. Martin Judnich was fast to reply, fast with each step, professional, and knew what he was doing too as the case was resolved and ruled in my favor very quickly.
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Posted by Dawn | December 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible
Incredibly efficient, conscientious, kind and compassionate! Kept the best interest of my son in mind the whole time and ensured his understanding of what was happening! I also greatly appreciated their communication style and the weekly court updates. Great outcome too!
Response from Martin Judnich December 8, 2017
Thanks Dawn!
Posted by Mike L | August 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Martin Judnich is an amazing lawyer!
I had gotten myself into a lot of trouble and was sure that there was no way out. From the first time I met with Marty I immediately felt relief. Marty was extremely pleasant to work with. He always responded to any of my questions almost immediately. He was able to get me better results than I had dared to hope for. I have worked with other lawyers before and they don't even compare to Marty. I can't say enough good things about him and would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Natalie | August 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer, highly recommend
Helped me with my personal injury on an auto accident. Really listened to what I wanted even when it went against his recommendation. I was very Happy with my settlement and all the advice I received dealing with poor insurance companies and an underinsured motorist. Will use his law firm again in the future.
Posted by Mike | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent AND painless!
Martin and his team were professional and accommodating. It was clear from day 1 they knew their stuff. Importantly, I received not only piece of mind with intelligible, honest assessment and advice; but the staff made the long legal process a breeze. Weekly updates from Kerry kept me informed and Marty was extremely responsive and thorough in his responses to questions. The legal process is never a pleasant nor easy one for the lay person. They were a pleasure to work with and their stellar results speak for themselves. Recommended without reservation!
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Posted by Matt | July 27, 2017
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Surround yourself with the best people you can
Marty Judnich is the best you can find. Most knowledgable, most understanding and the smartest. If you are considering another lawyer because they cost less you are only costing yourself in the long run.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I ever made!
Hiring Judinich Law was the best thing that I could have done! I was always kept up to date about everything having to do with my case. If I had a question I could call or email Marty and he would be back in touch with me within 24 hours, but usually it was within minutes. From the beginning Marty was very optimistic and made me feel at ease. I was charged with Aggravated DUI and Open Container and in the end all charges that were brought against me were dropped. I highly recommend Martin Judnich with Judnich Law he got me the best possible outcome and was amazing through the whole process.
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Response from Martin Judnich May 12, 2016
Thank you! we always hope to get great outcomes and satisfy our clients expectations.
Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Defend my accused DUI
Marty went the one extra step that no one would expect. He his not only a good man he is a good person which cant be said about his profession.
Response from Martin Judnich September 29, 2015
Thanks!
Posted by Karla | April 10, 2013
Excellent Results
Judnich Law is the best advocate to have working for you. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has a need for an attorney.
Response from Martin Judnich September 29, 2015
Thanks
Posted by Dan | August 7, 2012
great
Marty helped me out in a complicated car accident case. I could not stand to listen to the insurance company try to mess with me one more time. Marty handled it and I was so happy to not have to deal with it anymore.
Posted by Jay | May 16, 2012
excellent
I was very pleased with Marty's representation. He kept me informed of what was happening, but overall, I was happy that I didnt have to talk to the insurance company anymore, they drove me nuts.
Response from Martin Judnich May 19, 2012
Very happy to help.
Posted by John | January 31, 2012
great communication
Working with Marty was great. I especially liked how he communicated with me and kept me informed of what was going on in my case. I never had to leave a message that went unanswered. In the end I was happy with the result.
Posted by Brandon | September 14, 2011
great result
Marty was so very helpful and kept in great contact with me. We emailed and communicated by phone, it was very helpful and kept me informed as to what was going on. I was very happy with the services I received and I would recommend the Judnich Law Office
Posted by Vicky | September 9, 2011
Wonderful attorney
I was so frustrated with the insurance adjuster I was almost ready to give up. It was someone else’s fault that I was hurt, but the adjuster made me feel like the bad guy. Marty was great and I couldn’t believe I didn’t come to him earlier because it would have saved me a lot of time and anger. Plus, I was happy with my settlement.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2011
Criminal law and Personal Injury
Martin is a vibrant, intelligent and dedicated attorney. He always puts forth his best effort and is prompt at returning calls. I would highly recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by Jeff | July 2, 2011
A very good local attorney
I was charged in a felony criminal case in Missoula in 2009. I was completely uneducated on how our legal system works. Mr. Judnich competantly walked me through the system. He instructed me at every turn, promised nothing he couldn"t deliver, (showed up ON TIME at every appointment and proceeding), Most importantly, Marty is there for his clients, I wouldn't want anyone else in my corner.
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Posted by Rene' | June 28, 2011
Judnich Law Offices
I was frustrated with the insurance company constantly questioning me about my treatments when I was injured by one of their drivers. I finally decided to do something about it and went to see Marty Judnich who treated me with respect and understanding. The firm was both professional and casual so I felt comfortable discussing my case with Marty and his associates. In the end I received the settlement that I deserved in a timely matter and I was able to get the treatment I needed without being hassled. I would highly recommend Judnich Law Offices to anyone needing a lawyer or even just thinking about getting help with a claim. Thank you Marty and staff for being on my side!
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Posted by Eddie | June 25, 2011
Great job
I found Marty Judnich to be a knowledgeable and honest lawyer. He never promised anything he could not deliver but deliver he did. I felt that he was always working for and with me. I would never hesitate to call on him at any time
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2011
a lawyer I LIKE (?!)
Marty was very understanding and compassionate about my issue. He kept me up to date with all developments and answered all of my (many) questions with straightforward replies that cut through all of the red tape usually associated with law. I would defintiely call him again if I had any problems in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Judnich Law Office
  • 2005 - Present
  • Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Cascade County Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Research Assistant
  • Nevada Attorney General's Office
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Case Manager
  • Laub & Laub
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • LaPierre & Associates
  • NHTSA DUI SFST Investigation - Instructor Level
  • 2016
  • LaPierre & Associates SFST training
  • NHTSA DWI SFST Student Course
  • 2015
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2002
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • B.S.
  • 1998
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Legal Cases

  • Fox v. Safeco Insurance
  • $52,000 policy limits
  • State v. J.O.
  • DUI reduced to Reckless driving, no jail
  • State v. Lamere
  • DUI reduced to Reckless driving, no jail
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Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montana Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Missoula Independent
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Missoula Independent
  • 2015
  • Missoula's Choice Best Lawyer Finalist
  • Missoulian
  • 2014
  • Missoula's choice Best Attorney winner
  • Missoulian
  • 2013
  • Missoula's Choice Attorney 1st place
  • Missoulian
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer Finalist
  • Missoula Independent
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer Finalist
  • Missoulian
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer Finalist
  • Missoula Independent
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Missoula Independent
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Jury Verdict Reports
  • Editor
  • 2011
  • Jury Verdict Reports
  • Montana Settlements
  • 2011
  • Jury Verdict Reports
  • Summary of Montana Settlements
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Injury from Start to Finish - Billings
  • Personal Injury
  • 2015
  • Guest Speaker
  • Montana Criminal Law Discussion
  • 2014
  • Private invitation
  • Auto Insurance and claims
  • 2010
  • Understanding Med Pay
  • Medical Payment Insurance
  • 2010
  • County Attorney's Convention
  • PBT breath test admission
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (71)
Given (77)
Endorse Martin
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marty is an excellent attorney. Extremely competent and effective. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin Judnich brought a pleasant closure to a sticky civil suit, which previous lawyers had stalled. As an estate lawyer I do not litigate, now whenever that need arises in my practice, I highly recommend Martin Judnich as a litigation warrior. He has consistently helped clients I have referred to him and every time he has addressed the issues in a timely manner and with impressive results. I highly recommend Martin and his firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I can easily endorse Marty. He is a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer, and I am primarily a defense lawyer. He and I have always managed to get our cases resolved for a fair value. Important, too, is the reasonable and efficient way that he approaches his files. While clients often want a “fighter,” those of us in the profession know that needless fighting merely increases the costs of litigation, which are ultimately paid by the client. If two lawyers can focus only on the important disputes, then cases can be resolved efficiently. This is not to say that parties just agree on everything. Disagreement is the reason for lawsuits. Marty will strongly advocate for his client’s interests (he took us to the Supreme Court once), but he will not waste time and the client’s money fighting about things that are really unimportant in the big picture. Marty is a good lawyer, cares about his clients, and I would not hesitate to refer people to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin has the breadth of experience, the determination and the skills to defend you. I fully endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Judnich consistently provides quality information in response to the legal questions posted on this website. His skill at identifying the main issues and drafting informative meaningful responses is apparent. I endorse this attorney."
Tax Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Judnich is the type of attorney you need if you are facing a DUI/DWI. His tenacity and excitement for learning really give him an edge over other attorneys. Just recently Mr. Judnich attended a class on Field Sobriety Training based on NHTSA standards. He excelled at the course and was able to bring back new information to help his clients facing DUI charges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I met Martin as he was a Practitioner with me during a NHTSA Standardized Field Sobreity Test Conference. During my contact with him we was well-versed in DUI law and methodologies. He is constantly looking to improve as an Attorney, and I respect that. I highly recommend Martin."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a DWI/DUI Lawyer in Montana you can choose many but if you need to win choose Martin W. Judnich. I endorse him"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you want someone that is well respected, professional and someone that is a skilled litigator that will fight for you then this is the attorney you need. Great attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you find yourself in need of a DUI/criminal defense attorney, you need someone with experience. Mr. Judnich is well respected in the legal community because he has the experience needed to be an effective advocate for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. 12 years of DUI practice is very experienced. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him first."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer, I also give them 5 stars."
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