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Alisha Backus

Criminal defense Attorney at Kalispell, MT

5.0   1 review

also known as Alisha Rapkoch

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Alisha Backus is currently licensed to practice in the State of Montana and the U.S. District Court for the district of Montana. She is currently death penalty qualified in Montana. She is inactive in the State of Arizona. Alisha achieved the high honor of being named Montana's Public Defender of the year in her first year of practice. Alisha attended the University of Texas - Permian Basin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and a minor in Psychology. In December 2014, Alisha received her Juris Doctorate degree with High Honors in Litigation and Trial Advocacy from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Alisha passed the February 2015 Uniform Bar Exam. Alisha is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College July class of 2016.

Licensed for 7 years
State MT
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 07/16/2015
State AZ
Status Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2016
Updated 03/17/2023

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

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Alisha Backus
723 5th Avenue East
Suite 100
Kalispell, MT, 59901-5639


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Posted by Chris | January 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer there is.
When she was a public defender with a huge caseload, she always had time understood everything. I was struck by how intelligent she was. I drove without a license but I was signing my daughter up for hot lunch and it was too far to walk especially in winter time. I've never had a dui it was just unpaid fines, anyways have a license now and drive a 2017 Honda Accord Sport now. She fought like Johnny Cochran knew the law like F Lee Bailey. Seriously it was like watching the Michael Jordan of the 90s destroy everyone, Thats here in court i haven't found someone better on YouTube, T.V. or any other medium. At the end of the trail I had no fees, and the court understood. I couldn't believe it! A Public Defender was the Babe Ruth of law. I could go on, and on, but I have a life just like people to know about Mrs Rapkock. You're welcome.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.4 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • State Of Montana
  • 2015 - Present


  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Texas System, Permian Basin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012


  • Montana State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Montana
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Montana Public Defender of the Year
  • The Office of the State Public Defender
  • 2016
  • High Honors in Litigation and Trial Advocacy
  • Barry University School of Law
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Public Defender Conference
  • Ideas For Effective Voir Dire
  • 2016

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
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"Alisha is a very unique attorney. Through our conversations, I have found that she has unbelievable passion and relentless determination to win. Alisha cares about the people she represents, and she fights for them without hesitation. Hands down, with full confidence, I endorse this lawyer!"
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Kalispell Criminal defense Lawyer Alisha Backus
Alisha Backus
Criminal defense Attorney
Kalispell, MT
Licensed for 7 years
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