First off, in the spirit of full disclosure, I confess that I am not a native Montanan – I’m an Oregon transplant. (When football season rolls around, I don’t argue Griz or Cats – I just sit back and remind everyone I’m a Duck… or at least, I used to. Then, Marcus Mariota graduated... but, I digress.)I am the only child of a single working mom. I was born in San Francisco, and we moved to the Willamette Valley in Oregon when I was about 9 years old. I grew up out in the country where ageing hippies (including some of the original Merry Pranksters) live beside old school farmers and ranchers. From both, I learned lessons about self-sufficiency that I still rely on today. After high school, I moved to Washington and married a man in the Air Force. When he got orders for Okinawa, Japan, I wasn’t sure I would like it – four years later, I didn’t want to leave. I was always horse crazy, but we couldn’t afford one when I was growing up – I’ve been making up for that ever since. Today, I have two slightly lunatic retirees and a ginormous warmblood named Steve. Don’t ask about him unless you’re prepared to look at pictures – I’m ridiculously fond of him.I have a variety of other animals – all strays or adoptees. My Lincoln – who came out of a box of free puppies at Safeway – often comes to the office with me because legal research is a lot more fun when there’s a big old head lying across your feet.
|Owner||Cole Law Firm, PC||2015 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Lake County Attorney's Office||2007 - 2015|
|Judicial Law Clerk||20th Judicial District in Montana||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Montana State Bar, Veteran's Law Section||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Court||Attorney||2015 - Present|
|University of Oregon||BS - Bachelor of Science||N/A|
|University of Oregon School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|University of Maryland||A.A.||N/A|
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Tue Oct 27 2015
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