The recipients of MTLA's annual awards for excellence were 

announced in Missoula at MTLA's 2017 Annual Convention. 

*Video links will be provided as soon as they are processed.

Trial Lawyer of the Year Award (Video Link)*
Michael J. George and Jonathan McDonald

For Outstanding Trial Advocacy

Career Achievement Award  (Video Link)*

Greg Munro

For His Enduring Contributions To The Citizens Of Montana

And The Practice Of Law As A Lawyer For People, An Inspiring Teacher,

A Scholar, And A Mentor. For Decades, The Definitive Answer To Any MTLA

Member's Question On Montana Insurance Law Has Been “Call Greg” 


Appellate Advocacy Award  (Video Link)*
Mike Meloy

For Outstanding Appellate Advocacy In Asserting Constitutional Rights

Outstanding New Lawyer Award  (Video Link)*
Dominic A. Cossi

For Professional Excellence In Trial Practice

And Service To MTLA And Montana's Citizens

Al Smith Public Service Award  (Video Link)*

Jonathan Motl

For His Relentless Efforts To Protect
Montana's Voters And Our Electoral Process

Citizens Award  (Video Link)*

Katrin Chandler, Betty Lannen, Joseph Miller,
Polly Rex and The Clark Fork Coalition

For Their Tireless Efforts To Protect

Montana’s Precious Water Resources  



Awards Criteria

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