The Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MTACDL) was established in 1997. As an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, MTACDL provides training and other resources to private practitioners, full time public defenders, court appointed attorneys, and tribal court advocates.
Members must certify that they are criminal defense attorneys in Montana who are not currently employed as a prosecutor in any local, state, tribal, or federal office. If the member accepts an appointment as a temporary prosecutor or as a temporary police legal advisor, then the member must request a waiver of the provisions of the bylaws of the association prohibiting membership of prosecutors within 30 days.
Each year, MTACDL designates an attorney for its "Lawyer of the Year" award for outstanding work in criminal defense. Recent award recipients include:
Benefits of Membership in MTACDL
Member benefits of MTACDL include:
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Montana which includes both MTACDL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the MTACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for MTACDL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the MTACDL.
Use this directory to find a Montana criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.