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E. Lars Phillips

The law firm of Tarlow Stonecipher Weamer & Kelly, PLLC recently welcomed E. Lars Phillips to its practice. Lars attended Gonzaga University and graduated with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. After graduation, he worked for the Petroleum Brownfields section of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, investigating petroleum releases throughout the State. He attended the University of Montana School of Law and graduated in 2016.

While in law school, Lars served as Editor-in-Chief of the Montana Law Review, and interned for Judge Molloy of the United States District Court, District of Montana. During his second year, he successfully argued before the Montana Supreme Court in Marble v. State, a matter involving the interpretation of Montana’s post-conviction statutes.

After graduation, Lars clerked for Justice Patricia Cotter of the Montana Supreme Court. Following his clerkship, Lars was appointed by Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea to serve as a Water Master on the Montana Water Court.

Lars has enjoyed providing pro bono assistance to the Montana Innocence Project and received the organization’s Champion of Justice Award for his efforts in 2017. He continues to be involved with the Montana Law Review, and currently serves on the Montana Law Review Advisory Board.

Education

Gonzaga University (B.A., Philosophy and Political Science 2011); University of Montana (J.D., 2016)

Bar Admissions

Montana, 2016

Memberships

Montana Law Review Advisory Board (Board Member); Montana Innocence Project (2017 Lawyer of the Year); American Bar Association; State Bar of Montana; Gallatin County Bar Association

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