Serving Clients Throughout Montana Since 1979

Vernon E. Woodward

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense 40%
  • Family Law 40%
  • Negligence/Personal Injury 10%
  • Civil Litigation 10%

Education

  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Eastern Montana College, Billings, Montana
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

Honors

  • Mountain States Super Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rated Attorney – Highest Rating in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative for the State of Montana

Representative Cases

  • U.S. v. Ant, 882 F.2d 1389, 1989, C.A.9 (Mont.), 1989119682
  • U.S. v. Brady, 928 F.2d 844, 1991, C.A.9 (Mont.), 1991055530
  • U.S. v. Seminole, 882 F.2d 441, 1989, C.A.9 (Mont.), 1989120414
  • State v. Marks, 2002 MT 255, 2002, MT Supreme Ct
  • State ex rel Kuntz v. District Courtl, 2000 MT 22, 2000, MT Supreme Ct
  • State v. Krueger, 2008 MT 265, 2008, MT Supreme Ct

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1988 to Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member, 1980
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Yellowstone County Bar Association
  • Montana Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Past Positions

  • Hendrickson, Everson, Noennig & Woodward, PC, Partner, 1992 to 2008