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District Court

There are 56 District Courts in Montana. These courts are administratively structured into 22 judicial districts and were served by 43 District Court Judges in 2006.

The District Courts are courts of general jurisdiction. General jurisdiction courts process all felony cases, all probate cases, most civil cases at law and in equity, certain special actions and proceedings, all civil actions that may result in a finding against the state for the payment of money, naturalization proceedings, various writs, and some narrowly-defined ballot issues. The District Courts also have limited appellate jurisdiction over cases arising in the Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in their respective districts as may be prescribed by law and consistent with the Constitution.

Map of Montana Judicial Districts 18th Judicial District 19th Judicial District 16th Judicial District 20th Judicial District 21st Judicial District 22nd Judicial District 1st Judicial District 2nd Judicial District 3rd Judicial District 4th Judicial District 5th Judicial District 6th Judicial District 13th Judicial District 14th Judicial District 7th Judicial District 11th Judicial District 9th Judicial District 12 Judicial District 8th Judicial District 10th Judicial District 17th Judicial District 15th Judicial District


Judicial District District Judges District Court Clerks Counties In District
1 Thomas C. Honzel
Dorothy McCarter
Jeffrey M. Sherlock
Valerie Middlemas
Nancy Sweeney
Broadwater
Lewis & Clark
2 Kurt Krueger
Brad Newman
Lori Maloney Silver Bow
3 Ray Dayton Susan Krueger
Beverly L. Kulaski
Joan Burke
Deer Lodge
Granite
Powell
4 Douglas G. Harkin
Dusty Deschamps
John W. Larson
Edward P. McLean
Kathleen M. Brown
Shirley Faust
Mineral
Missoula
5 Loren Tucker Sheila Brunkhorst
Marilyn Craft
Bundy K. Bailey
Beaverhead
Jefferson
Madison
6 William Nels Swandal June Little
Deanna Novotny
Park
Sweet Grass
7 Katherine Irigoin
Richard A. Simonton
Judy Galle
Trudy Kirkegard
Toni Kalfell
Arlene Riggs
Michael W. Schneider
Dawson
McCone
Prairie
Richland
Wibaux
8 Julie Macek
Thomas M. McKittrick
Kenneth R. Neill
Dirk M. Sandefur
Ruth Reeves Cascade
9 Laurie McKinnon Diane D. Anderson
Kara Thompson
Lisa Sinton
Sandra Peers
Glacier
Pondera
Teton
Toole
10 E. Wayne Phillips Phyllis D. Smith
Julie PeeveyAnderson
Mary Brindley
Fergus
Judith Basin
Petroleum
11 Katherine R. Curtis
Ted O. Lympus
Stewart Stadler
Peg L. Allison Flathead
12 David Rice Larry R. Stollfuss
Dena Tippets
Anne Seidlitz-Melton
Chouteau
Hill
Liberty
13 Ingrid Gustafson
G. Todd Baugh
Russell C. Fagg
Gregory R. Todd
Susan P. Watters
Laura A. Brent Yellowstone
14 Randal I. Spaulding Mary Lou Berry
Donna Morris
Connie Mattfield
Janet Hill
Golden Valley
Meagher
Musselshell
Wheatland
15 David Cybulski Patricia McDonnell
Patricia A. Stennes
Cheryl A. Olson
Daniels
Roosevelt
Sheridan
16 Joe L. Hegel
Gary L. Day
Marilyn Hutchinson
Hazel Parker
Jerrie Newell
Jennifer Crawford
Aletta Shannon
Marilyn Hollister
Ruth Baker
Carter
Custer
Fallon
Garfield
Powder River
Rosebud
Treasure
17 John C. McKeon Kay O'Brien Johnson
Iris Robinson
Melissa G. Greenhagen
Blaine
Phillips
Valley
18 Michael Salvagni
Holly Brown
John Brown
Jennifer Brandon Gallatin
19 Michael C. Prezeau Susan Farmerl Lincoln
20 C.B. McNeil
Deborah Kim Christopher
Lyn Fricker
Dianne Rummel
Lake
Sanders
21 Jeffrey H. Langton
James A. Haynes
Debbie Harmon Ravalli
22 Blair Jones Karen J. Yarlott-Molina
Susan L. Godbey
Jean Bare
Big Horn
Carbon
Stillwater