Governor Greg Gianforte has selected Emily Jones to serve on the advisory council that will assist in reviewing candidates to fill the district court judge vacancy in the Thirteenth Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge Michael Moses.
This marks Jones’s second such appointment by the Governor to serve on a judiciary advisory council. Emily served on the previous the Thirteenth Judicial District Advisory Council in 2021.
“I look forward to hearing the recommendations of these qualified professionals, community members, and leaders as they help me identify the best candidates to serve as their new district judge,” Governor Gianforte said. “We continue to seek candidates committed to the fair, consistent, and objective application of the law and who will interpret laws, not make them from the bench.”
Jones Law Firm is pleased to welcome Ryan Lawson as an associate attorney. Ryan brings experience from a variety of areas including construction and property law, employment law, insurance litigation, criminal law, and business law. He is passionate about working towards the goals of his clients and enjoys breaking the mold of what most people think about lawyers. His goal is to always be relatable, understanding, and show clients that he cares about their interests. Ryan grew up in the hills of Eastern Kentucky and attended college at the University of the Cumberlands. He earned his law degree from Liberty University. In law school, Ryan interned for the U.S. Attorney’s Office and served as a law clerk for a law firm and legal aid clinic. As a law student, Ryan found a passion for being in the courtroom and was able to use a student-practice certificate to represent clients in pro bono matters. He successfully tried cases on landlord-tenant issues, unemployment benefits, and consumer protection.
Jones Law Firm’s Emily Jones has been selected to serve on Governor Greg Gianforte’s 13th Judicial District Advisory Council to assist in reviewing qualified candidates to fill the district court judge vacancy in the 13th Judicial District (Yellowstone County).
“Bringing decades of experience working in their communities, the members of 13th and 18th Judicial Districts Advisory Councils will support me in identifying exceptional candidates to serve as the district court judges in the 13th and 18th Judicial Districts,” Gov. Gianforte said. “Under my direction, the advisory councils will identify well-qualified candidates who are committed to the fair, consistent, and objective application of the law and who will interpret laws, not make them from the bench.”
Jones Law Firm attorney Emily Jones is pleased to add the United States Supreme Court to the list of courts in which she is admitted to practice. Emily was admitted to the bar of SCOTUS on June 21, 2021 on the motion of Anita Y. Milanovich, general counsel to Montana Governor Greg Gianforte. Emily is honored to be a part of this distinguished bar.
Jones Law Firm is pleased to be relocating to downtown Billings in the Fourth Floor of the Historic Montana Power Building. Jones Law Firm purchased the Fourth Floor at the end of 2020. We are excited to be joining the vibrant downtown Billings scene. Jones Law Firm’s new address is:
Jones Law Firm, PLLC
115 N. Broadway, Suite 410
Billings, MT 59101
Jones Law Firm’s Emily Jones has been selected to serve on the Transition Advisory Committee for Attorney General-Elect Austin Knudsen. Emily is excited to bring her 12 years of civil practice and litigation experience representing Montana small business, cities and towns, nonprofits, and individuals to the table to assist AG-Elect Knudsen in his transition to the Montana Department of Justice. Emily joins 11 other Montanans selected for the transition team.
“I’m excited to have such a great group leading our transition,” Attorney General-Elect Austin Knudsen said. “Our committee represents a broad cross-section of Montanans that will help us put together a capable, hardworking team to lead the Department of Justice.”
The Department of Justice is Montana’s top law enforcement and legal agency with nearly 900 employees across the state.
This rating is reserved for attorneys demonstrating the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standing. Her peers describe Emily as “a competent, highly ethical lawyer,” a “practical problem-solver,” a “determined and effective litigator,” and “the epitome of grace under pressure.”