The mission of the Federal Defenders of Montana, Inc., is to ensure that the right to counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. 3006A), and other congressional mandates is enforced on behalf of those who cannot afford to retain counsel and other necessary defense services. By fulfilling its mission, we help to maintain public confidence in the nation's commitment to equal justice under law and ensure the successful operation of the constitutionally-based adversary system of justice by which both federal criminal laws and federally guaranteed rights are enforced. An integral part of our purpose is the management and training of, and assistance to, attorneys of the Criminal Justice Act panel.

Statewide Map
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directions to the individual offices.







The Great Falls Headquarters, serving the Great Falls and Butte Divisions, is located at 104 Second Street South, Suite 300, Great Falls, Montana. Occupying the entire third floor of the Galleria Building, the office is the administrative hub for the organization and houses the Federal Defender, three Assistants, an Investigator, the Administrative Officer, Computer Systems Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Secretary to the Community Defender/Panel Administrator, Senior Legal Secretary, and Legal Receptionist.


The Billings Branch Office, in the Oliver Building, 2702 Montana Avenue, Suite 101, is home to seven (7) employees: three trial attorneys (one of whom is the Deputy Federal Defender), a Branch Administrative Assistant, a part-time Paralegal, a part-time Legal Secretary, and an Investigator.


The Helena Branch Office serves the Helena Division and supports operations in the Missoula, Butte and Great Falls Divisions as caseload requires. As principal location of our habeas litigation unit, the office is relatively close to the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge. Staffed with one Assistant Federal Defender (the organization’s Senior Litigator), a Branch Administrative Assistant and an Investigator, the office is located in the Mountain West Bank Building, 50 West 14th Street, Suite 300, Helena, Montana, near the campus of Carroll College.


Located in Suite 710 of the Millennium Building at 125 Bank Street in Missoula, Montana, the Missoula Branch Office, staffed by two Assistant Federal Defenders, Research Attorney, Investigator, a Branch Administrative Assistant, and part-time Legal Secretary, deals with the majority of cases originating in the Missoula and Butte Divisions. The Research Attorney supports the attorneys in all FDOM offices.