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Law of the Land

Why Big Sky Country is Jim Goetz’s biggest cause

The snow-capped peaks of the Bridger Mountains create a movie-perfect backdrop for downtown Bozeman. This once-sleepy cowboy town now attracts tourists year-round and, with the help of Montana State University, is one of the state’s most culturally and technologically sophisticated locales.  The office of Goetz, Baldwin & Geddes is located in a meticulously restored and re-imagined blacksmith shop on a leafy side street just off the main drag. Jim Goetz has practiced law here for nearly …

The Gospel According to Jay

If you ask attorney Jay Young, the worlds of gospel and the law are in perfect harmony

“I’m a fairly low-key, easygoing fellow, even though I’m a commercial litigator—not the type to seem like a showman,” says Jay Young of Howard & Howard in Las Vegas. But, in a sense, he is. Since 2002, the full-time litigator, part-time judge and arbitrator and volunteer teacher with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy has been performing and recording with Gladys Knight’s Saints Unified Voices choir. “I do get interesting reactions,” he says. Young fell in love with …

Cool Hand Lukes

If attorney Robert Lukes’ handshake is a little chilly, you can thank a tall, frosty mug of Highlander for that

When Garlington, Lohn & Robinson lawyer Robert Lukes arrived in Missoula, Montana, from Southern California 30 years ago, Highlander Beer had been out of production for more than two decades. Evidence of the brew’s former glory, however, remained on junk-shop shelves and on old signs in downtown bars. As a law student at the University of Montana, Lukes—motivated in equal parts by passions for history and beer—imagined reviving this once-beloved label. After he became a trademark …

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