Billings attorney Jessica Fehr has been appointed to a 13th Judicial District judge opening.
Gov. Steve Bullock announced the appointment this afternoon.
Fehr has been a shareholder at the Billings firm Moulton Bellingham since 2014. Prior to that, she worked for seven years at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Montana, three years as an affirmative civil enforcement attorney and four years as a white collar criminal prosecutor.
Fehr is a 2004 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Science in political science and government from the University of Montana in 2001.
Fehr will fill the seat vacated by the Honorable Ingrid Gustafson when she was appointed to the Montana Supreme Court in December.