Marks appointed 4th Judicial District judge
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Posted by: Joe Menden
Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed Missoula lawyer Jason Marks as Fourth Judicial District judge.
Marks has been the Missoula County chief deputy county attorney since 2015. He has worked at the Missoula County Attorney's Office since 2007, serving as chief deputy serving the office's Special Victims Unit from its creation in 2012 until 2015.
A 2005 graduate of the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Marks has worked exclusively in criminal law, working as a public defender in Missoula from 2005 to 2007 until moving to the county attorney's office.
He is a graduate of Loyola Sacred Heart High School in Missoula. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Montana State University and his Juris Doctorate from Temple.
"I am honored to serve Missoula, the community in which I was raised and where I am raising my family, and the Fourth Judicial District as a whole. I was humbled by the support I received throughout this process as well as impressed by the qualifications of the other candidates. I look forward to continuing my career in public service and thank all those who helped me achieve this goal.
The Fourth Judicial District covers Missoula and Mineral Counties. Marks was appointed on Aug. 14. He will replace the Honorable Karen S. Townsend, who is retiring at the end of August. He will be sworn in on Sept. 6.