The recipients of MTLA's annual awards for excellence were 

announced in Missoula at MTLA's 2018 Annual Convention. 
(Click photo for full video of individual presentations)

Trial Lawyer of The Year - Nathan Wagner, Missoula
For Outstanding Trial Advocacy

Career Achievement Award - Tom Beers, Missoula

For His Enduring Contributions To The Citizens Of Montana
And The Practice Of Law As A Fierce Advocate For His Clients,
As A Talented Lawyer Unafraid Of Trying Cases, And For
Utilizing The Civil Justice System To Serve A Broader Societal Good.

Appellate Advocacy Award - Pat Fox, Helena
For Outstanding Appellate Advocacy

Outstanding New Lawyer - Anthony Jackson, Bozeman
For Professional Excellence In Trial Practice

And Service To MTLA And Montana's Citizens

Al Smith Public Service Award - Representative Jenny Eck, Helena

For Her Service As An Advocate For Consumers And The Civil Justice System 
On The Judiciary Committee And The House Floor

Citizens Award - Jackie Gardner, Livingston
For Her Selfless Efforts To Protect Montana Families 

From Medical Billing Abuses and Health Insurance Bad Faith

Awards Criteria

Previous Award Recipients