Professional Affiliations & Achievements


Chuck exemplifies leadership qualities and excellence in the legal profession. He is a valued, accomplished public speaker and published writer. Chuck has informed and kept his readers and audiences in rapt attention with subjects ranging from scientific evidence to criminal defense ethics and trial strategies. Here are some of his distinctions:

  • Founder, Past President, the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998-1999
  • American Trial Lawyers Association “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”
  • Chairman, Montana State Bar, Criminal Section
  • Full Fellow, the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • Co-founder, Montana’s first drug treatment court
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Provisional Member, American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Federal court expert witness on matters of criminal defense
  • Recipient of NAACP*’s Atticus Finch Award Criminal Justice Award for successful pro bono representation., 1991
  • Recipient of State of Georgia, Outstanding Pro Bono Legal Assistance Award 1988
  • Noted seminar speaker, criminal law topics at venues across the country:
    • American Society of General Surgeons – Boston, Massachusetts
    • American Academy of Forensic Sciences – San Francisco, California
    • State Bar of Montana – various conferences on ethics, death penalty, expert witnesses and office management

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