State Bar of Montana

State Bar of Montana's

Bankruptcy Section

The Section is currently working on a pro bono program and a peer mentoring program. The Section also sponsors a writing contest giving an award to a graduating senior at the University of Montana School of Law for an outstanding paper written on the subject of bankruptcy.

How to Join

Any member of the State Bar of Montana may join. Section dues are $20 per year. Become a member HERE.

Stay up to date with bankruptcy news by subscribing to Montana's Chapter 13 e-group.  Go to and click on the subscribe button to stay up to date on news, cases, orders and other matters important to Chapter 13 in Montana.  You must be a current section member to join.

Items of Interest

Suggested Links


Current Officers

Eli Patten
(406) 255-7206

Brian Marty
(406) 248-7731 

Christy Brandon
(406) 837-5445

Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
Ross Richardson
(406) 252-8500

Section Counsel Members
Paul Chaon
(406) 248-7731
Kelli Harrington
(406) 497-1280

Colleen Herington
(406) 585-5981

Nik Geranios
(406) 541-3565

Kelly Harrington
(406) 497-1280

Board of Trustee Liaison
Mike Talia
(406) 761-3000

New Lawyer Liaison
Eli Patten



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