Making Democracy Work

Courts

Judges in all Montana courts are elected in non-partisan elections. Jurors are selected from lists of licensed drivers and registered voters.

Montana Supreme Court

US District Court
District Court judges are appointed by the President of the US. District Court offices are at
Russell Smith Federal Courthouse

201 E. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Clerk's Office (406) 542-7260

Montana Supreme Court
Judges are elected at large in a non-partisan election. Terms are 8 years and staggered.
The Court sits at the Supreme Court building,
215 N Sanders
Helena, Mt. 59601
http://www.courts.mt.gov
Address: PO Box 203001
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-5490

Chief Justice: Mike McGrath

Justices:

Jim Shea
Laurie McKinnon
Beth Baker
Patricia O'Brien Cotter
Jim Rice
Mike Wheat


District Court
http://www.missoulacounty.us/government/civil-criminal-justice/district-court

District Court proceedings may occur in any one of courtrooms located in the Courthouse and Annex. Law and motion proceedings calendars are posted outside the courtrooms to aid you in locating specific hearings.

Department 1: Hon. Leslie Halligan
Phone: 406-258-4771

Department 2: Hon. Robert L. Deschamps, III
Phone: 406-258-4772

Department 3: Hon. John W. Larson
Phone: 406-258-4773

Department 4: Hon. Karen S. Townsend
Phone: 406-258-4774

Standing Masters Brenda Desmond, Amy Rubin
Phone: 406-258-4778

Clerk of District Court
406-258-4780
406-258-4899
clerkofcourt@missoulacounty.us
200 West Broadway, Missoula MT 59802

Youth Court
The Office of JUVENILE PROBATION
311 Woody Street
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone:406-258-4735 

 

Missoula County Justice of the Peace
200 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
406-258-3935
Dept. 1 Marie A. Anderson
Dept. 2 Landee N. Holloway

Municipal Court Judge
Missoula Municipal Court has jurisdiction of all misdemeanors and Missoula City Ordinance violations alleged to have occurred within Missoula city limits.  Missoula Municipal Court has the largest volume of cases in the State of Montana, processing over 18,300 charges a year.

Hon. Kathleen Jenks
435 Ryman St.
Missoula, MT 59802
406-552-6180 and 406-552-6170

Public Defender Office
610 N. Woody Missoula, MT 59802 406-523-5140

Montana Legal Services
211 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 401
Missoula, MT 59802
406-543-8343
http://www.mtlsa.org/