robin@meguirelaw.com    

                                   

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Robin A. Meguire

meguirelaw.com

P.O. Box 1845

Great Falls, MT 59403

(406) 442-8317

     robin@meguirelaw.com       

                                                             

 

                                                                                  

BAR ADMISSIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

Admitted to practice, United States District Court, District of Montana

Admitted to practice, State Courts of Montana

Member, Montana Bar Association (MBA)

     Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section member

     Public Interest Law Section member

     Criminal Law Section member

Member, Montana Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) 

Member, Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MTACDL)

President, Board of Directors of the Montana Justice Foundation (MJF)

Commissioner, Montana Supreme Court Commission on Rules of Evidence (CRE)

Previous Commissioner, Montana Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission (AJC)

                                                                                                                                         

EDUCATION

University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, MT, Aug. 2001-May 2004

     Juris Doctor with Honors; Class Rank: 6th/78; Cumulative GPA: 3.62

     Environmental and Natural Resources Law Certification                                                     

Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, Aug. 1995-Dec.1998

     B.A., majors in Biology and Psychology

 

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

2010 Appellate Advocate of the Year (Contract Attorney), Office of the State Public Defender

2002-2003 CALI Awards for highest grades in Evidence and Property in Law School

2001-2004 University of Montana School of Law Merit Scholarships

1997-1998 West Coast Conference All-Academic and All-Conference Honors, Cross-Country

1996 Murdock Charitable Trust Scientific Research Grant, Biology/Ecology

                                                                                                                                                                  

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

meguirelaw.com, Solo Practitioner, Great Falls, MT

     July 2007-present 

Meloy Law Firm (formerly Meloy Trieweiler), Associate Attorney, Helena, MT

     July 2005-June 2007

Montana Supreme Court, Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Regnier, Justice Cotter,

     Justice Warner, and Justice Morris, Helena, MT

     Aug. 2004-July 2005                    

National Wildlife Federation, Legal Intern, Missoula, MT

     Sept. 2003-May 2004      

Williams Law Firm, Law Clerk, Missoula, MT

     Feb. 2002-June 2004 

Gonzaga University School of Law, Law Library, Work-Study, Spokane, WA

     Sept. 1995-Dec.1998

 

PUBLICATIONS

Susan Smith Blakely, Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law (contributor only), Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Legal Publications (2009).

MLRC 50-State Survey: Employment Libel and Privacy Law (co-author, Montana chapter), Media Law Resource Center (2006 & 2007 eds).

MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Libel Law (co-author, Montana chapter), Media Law Resource Center (2005, 2006 & 2007 eds).

MLRC 50-State Survey: Media Privacy and Related Law (co-author, Montana chapter), Media Law Resource Center (2005 & 2006-07 eds). 

Open Government Guide: Access to Public Records and Meetings in the 50 States and D.C. (co-author, Montana chapter), The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (5th ed. 2006).

H. Lefcort, R. A. Meguire, L. Wilson, W. F. Ettinger, Heavy Metals Alter the Survival, Growth, Metamorphosis, and Antipredatory Behavior of Columbia Spotted Frog Tadpoles.  35 Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 447-456 (1998).

 

CLE PRESENTATIONS/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Faculty, State Bar of Montana's New Lawyers Workshop (Helena, June 13, 2014).

Montana Justice Foundation Report, Montana State Bar 2011 "Road Show" (Great Falls, October 21, 2011).

Master of Ceremonies, Montana Justice Foundation's "Lunch For Justice" (Great Falls, November 5, 2010).

Convention Faculty, MTLA Annual Seminar of the Masters, Sunshine in the Big Sky: A Primer on the Right to Know in Montana (Polson, July 26, 2007).

Freedom of Information Annual Litigation Report, Montana Broadcasters Association Fall Conference, (Bozeman, Sept. 30, 2006).