The recipients of MTLA's annual awards for excellence were 

announced in Missoula at MTLA's 2019 Annual Convention. 
(Full video of individual presentations at links below)


Trial Lawyer Of The Year Award - Mark M. Kovacich & Ben A. Snipes  (Video)
For Outstanding Trial Advocacy

Career Achievement Award - J. David Slovak  (Video)
For His Enduring Contributions To The Law And The Citizens Of Montana.  
A Stellar Record of Trial And Appellate Successes Reflect His Meticulous
Trial Preparation, Keen Legal Insights And Bulldog Determination
That Have Served His Clients, His Profession And Montana Well.

Appellate Advocacy Award Dennis P. Conner  (Video)
For Outstanding Appellate Advocacy

Outstanding New Lawyer Award - Matthew J. Murphy  (Video)
For Professional Excellence In Trial Practice
And Service To MTLA And Montana's Citizens

Al Smith Public Service Award - Governor Steve Bullock  (Video)
For His Numerous Contributions to Protect The Citizens Of Montana By
Increasing Health Care Coverage, Championing Campaign Finance Reforms,
Protecting The Civil Justice System, And Advocating For Consumers

Citizens of the Year Award - Holly McGowan & Alexis Nunez  (Video)
For Their Selfless Efforts and Extraordinary Courage To Protect Children
From Abuse By Seeking Justice And Accountability In The Courts


Awards Criteria

Previous Award Recipients