State Bar of Montana


State Bar of Montana's

Ethics Committee


  1. Carry out the mandate of Article III of the State Bar Constitution " foster and maintain and require on the part of those engated in the practice of law high standards of integrity, learning, competence, public service and conduct...".
  2. Provide advisory ethics opinions to the members of the State Bar and publish those of general interest, with a central register of opinions kept with other resource materials at the State Bar office in Helena.
  3. Review the Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Montana Supreme Court and work with the Professionalism Committee and CLE Institute to educate Bar members regarding the changes.




Pete Habein
(406) 252-3441


Michael Alterowitz, Missoula
Mary E. Duncan, Billings
Mark Fowler, Helena
Dave Hawkins, Helena
Monte Jewell, Missoula
Kent Kasting, Bozeman
Keith Maristuen, Havre
John Morrison, Helena
Hon. James Nelson, Helena
Dave Patterson, Missoula
Robert Phillips, Missoula
Deborah Reichman, Sidney
Cindy Smith, Missoula
Tim Strauch, Missoula
Chris Tweeten, Missoula
Susan Wordal, Bozeman

Board of Trustee Liaison

Tammy Wyatt-Shaw
(406) 721-4350

Contact Information

Betsy Brandborg
(406) 442-7660




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