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Briana E. Kottke

Briana E. Kottke

Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, Juvenile Law
  • Montana
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Summary

In August of 2008, Briana began law school at the University of Montana School of Law. While attending law school, Briana was a staff member and then an editor on the MONTANA LAW REVIEW. While on the Law Review, Briana, as Symposium Editor, orchestrated a two-day Symposium on the Montana Constitution, which was heralded as one of the best Symposia that the Law Review has held to date. She was a member of the UM Trial Team during her second year and a member of the Criminal Defense Clinic during her third year. Additionally, she was Professor Cynthia Ford’s research assistant in the areas of Evidence and Civil Procedure. Between Briana’s first and second years of law school, she was again selected to work for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, but this time as a law clerk. Between Briana’s second and third years of law school, she worked at the Federal Defenders of Montana where her passion for criminal defense was reaffirmed. After graduating with honors from UM Law in May of 2011, Briana moved to Helena to clerk for Justice Jim Rice of the Montana Supreme Court. After clerking for Justice Rice for a year, Briana was hired at Smith & Stephens P.C. in Missoula as part of its elite criminal defense team. Under the tutelage of John E. Smith and Colin M. Stephens, Briana gained invaluable knowledge in providing excellent and effective criminal defense. Briana and Katy joined forces in June of 2015 to provide high caliber criminal defense and other services. Briana lives with her husband Corby and their pup in Missoula and loves enjoying the fun life and culture Missoula provides.

Education
University of Montana School of Law
J.D. (2011)
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Honors: Graduated with honors
Activities: Montana Law Review - Symposium Editor Trial Team Research Assistant to Professor Cynthia Ford in Evidence and Civil Procedure
University of Great Falls
B.A. / Paralegal Studies with minor in Business Administration (2006)
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Honors: High Honors
University of Great Falls
B.A. / Political Science with minor in History (2006)
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Honors: High Honors
Professional Experience
Member
Criminal Section - Montana State Bar
Current
Member
Western Montana Bar Association
Current
Board Member
HSWM Legislative and Advocacy Committee Board of Directors
Current
Admitted to Practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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Admitted to Practice before Montana State District Courts, the Montana Supreme Court, City and Municipal Courts, Justice Courts
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Admitted to Practice before the Federal District Courts for the District of Montana
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Member
Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
Member
Montana State Bar
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Criminal Justice Panel, University of Montana School of Law
Judicial Law Clerk Panel, University of Montana School of Law
Access to Justice Panel, University of Montana School of Law
Lawyer Wellbeing - Guest Speaker, University of Montana School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Montana # 11964
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Montana
9th Circuit
Federal Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Except Amex
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Website
Briana's Website
Contact & Map
Stack & Kottke, PLLC
234 E. Pine St.
Missoula, MT 59802
USA
Telephone: (406) 284-1860