DRM’s ability to provide legal representation is limited by our priorities, objectives, and resources available at any particular time. There are several private attorneys who practice special education law in Montana. These attorneys have requested to be included in this list. They are included as a courtesy, not a recommendation. DRM makes no recommendation or guarantee regarding the abilities of the attorneys listed or their likelihood of success with your concerns. If you are an attorney with experience representing parents in special education matters and would like to be included in this list, please contact DRM at 406-449-2344.

Montana Attorneys

Andree Larose

Morrison, Sherwood, Wilson & Deola, PLLP
401 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
Phone:  (406) 442-3261

Phil Hohenlohe

Hohenlohe and Jones, PLLP
P.O. Box 1959
Helena, MT 59601
Phone:  (406) 443-4601

Lynda Butler

Attorney at Law
2360 River Road
Missoula, MT  59801
Phone:  (406) 239-3732

You can also contact the State Bar of Montana for information on low-cost legal services and for information about finding a lawyer. The State Bar of Montana can be reached on the web at: http://www.montanabar.org/ or by phone at (406) 442-7660.

The Education section of the DRM website was supported in part by a generous grant from the Montana Justice Foundation.


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