Meet the Judnich Law Office Team

We focus on personal injury representation, DUI Defense as well as private criminal defense representation and family law matters. Our office team brings together specialized skills, experience and knowledge that sets us apart from other firms and obtains results our clients can appreciate. Client confidence and comfort is our goal.

Missoula Office

Marty Judnich Esq., President

Marty smallMarty has been helping the injured for over 20 years. From working as a case manager at a famous personal injury law firm in college until after he received his law degree, Marty has excelled at helping the hurting and fighting insurance companies. Marty is a former criminal prosecutor in the Cascade County Attorney's Office and now uses that experience to defend those accused of crimes. A University of Montana School of Law graduate, Marty focuses his practice on personal injury and criminal defense. Marty is well-known as a premier DUI defense attorney and is well versed in the insurance claims industry and has negotiated significant settlements with nearly every major insurance company. Marty is a very experienced trial attorney and will take cases to jury trial when required.

Our client testimonials and satisfaction confirm our goals. Marty is an avid about spending times outdoors in Montana. His passions are involving friends and family in hunting, archery, golf and many other outdoor activities when he is not in the office, court or with his clients.

Marty practices at the Missoula Office - contact Marty at or (406) 721-3354.

Misty Gaubatz, Attorney

Misty graduated from the University of Montana School of Law. She previously served as the clinical clerk for Federal U.S. District Court Senior Judge Donald Molloy and also worked as an intern for the Montana Attorney General’s Office in the Agency Legal Services Bureau. Prior to beginning her practice as an attorney, Misty worked for well over a decade as a paralegal for a local criminal prosecution office as well as a local civil law firm.

Misty’s areas of practice include criminal defense, family law, and wills. She understands that each case is unique because each person is unique. She is passionate about working closely with clients to understand them as individuals, and to create real solutions that will work for their lives.

Outside of the office, Misty enjoys playing music and exploring Montana’s vast wilderness with her spouse, their child, and good friends.

Misty practices at the Missoula Office - contact Misty at or (406) 721-3354.

Ashley Hurlbert, Attorney

Ashley was born and raised in Butte and received her Undergraduate degree from MSU-Billings before attending law school at the University of North Dakota. While there, she clerked for a local criminal defense and family law firm. It was here that she developed her passion for helping those going through some of the toughest times of their lives. Whether navigating criminal charges, ending a marriage or fighting for parental rights, Ashley has successfully helped hundreds of clients reach positive resolutions in their cases. Ashley is also a certified family law mediator and enjoys helping parties reach solutions without proceeding to trial.

Ashley practiced In Dickinson, North Dakota for 13 years, successfully running her own firm before making the decision to move with her family back to the great state of Montana. When Ashley is not advocating for her clients, she enjoys golfing, playing softball and exploring the outdoors with her husband and children. Ashley’s practice at the Judnich Law Office focuses on family law and criminal law.

Ashley practices at the Missoula Office - contact Ashley at or (406) 721-3354.

Reed Mandelko, Attorney

Redd at Judnich LawReed is a local Missoulian and graduate of the University of Montana School of Law. He has practiced  mostly criminal defense in Montana for over 17 years and has defended clients in nearly every type of criminal prosecution. Reed has extensive trial, negotiation and general courtroom experience and loves helping clients. In 2012 Reed was recognized for excellence in criminal defense, ultimately leading to a change in state law. Reed’s current practice will focus mostly on personal injury. He enjoys spending his free time on rivers, in mountains and on trails with his family, his bike and his chihuahua.

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Brandi Wetherelt, Manager / Paralegal

Brandi focuses her efforts specifically for the family law division of the Judnich Law Office. Brandi's lengthy legal experience in family law makes the perfect 1-2 punch with the family law team of Misty and Nathan to achieve our client's goals.  She was born and raised in Eastern Montana and later relocated to Polson, Montana.  Brandi graduated from the University of Montana and majored in International Business and Business Management and Minored in Marketing. Brandi became a Paralegal through the State Bar of Montana and has over a decade of legal experience.  In her free time, Brandi enjoys rafting, fly fishing, camping, hiking and spending time with her family in the great outdoors of Montana.

Contact Brandi at or (406) 721-3354.

Britnie Mamuzich, Paralegal

Britnie was born and raised in Montana. Britnie assists with civil injury cases as well as family law cases in the Missoula Office. She graduated from the University of Montana with an Associate of Arts Degree and a Certificate in Legal Studies. She is continuing her education studying for her bachelor’s degree in criminology, with the ambition to attend Law School in the future. Britnie loves to spend her free time swimming, camping, and traveling with her two daughters.

Britnie practices at the Missoula Office - contact Britnie at or (406) 215-2340.

Kerry Donk, Legal Assistant

Though born in Billings, Kerry is a recent transplant from Seattle where for nearly twenty-five years she worked in the Electric Utility Industry. Part of her responsibility was to review the contractual Terms and Conditions on the projects in which she was involved. It was this interest in the law and it's application that lead Kerry to Judnich Law Office.

Contact Kerry at or (406) 215-2340.

Bozeman Office

Marta Farmer, Attorney

Born and raised in Virginia, Marta came to Montana in 2000 to attend Montana State University. After completing law school in Virginia, Marta returned to Montana in 2008 and began working at a law firm in Havre. With 120 hours of specialized training in facilitative mediation, over 13 years of experience in family law, Marta Farmer can bring well-balanced expertise to family law clients. Marta spent 5 years teaching business law at MSU, and Marta also has an extensive background in criminal law as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor.

Marta’s practice focuses on family law and family law mediation at the Bozeman office for the Judnich Law Office.

With strong ties to the community and an avid love for Bobcat football, Marta is excited to help establish the Judnich Law Office in Bozeman. Whether spending time on a mountain lake or river, taking time for meditation practice, curling up with a good book, or eating at a world-class restaurant, Marta enjoys life to the fullest.

Marta practices at the Bozeman Office - contact Marta at or (406) 602-8700.

Eric Peabody, Attorney

Eric is one of several attorneys in his family that is implementing a wealth of knowledge in our Bozeman, Montana office. Eric graduated from the Michigan State University College of Law in 2018, and has focused his practice on family law and criminal defense law ever since. Eric is an avid outdoorsman and brings his prior enthusiasm and competitive nature from sports into his representation skills for his clients. Eric will focus his practice on family law matters as well as criminal defense throughout Montana.

Eric practices at the Bozeman office - contact Eric at or (406) 602-8700.

Sterling Fitzwater, Attorney

Sterling is a West Virginia University Law graduate. He practices family law and criminal defense in our Bozeman, Montana office. Sterling has been recognized for excellence in conflict resolution and has conducted several successful mediations as a court-appointed mediator. Sterling is a U.S. Army Ranger School graduate who has served in the National Guard since 2014. Currently serving as an Infantry Officer in the Montana National Guard, Sterling brings our team a unique blend of legal expertise and military experience. Beyond being a dedicated resource for clients seeking effective representation, Sterling finds joy in the outdoors, fishing, playing the guitar, and practicing Muay Thai.

Mikaela Trang, Legal Assistant

Mikaela is a local graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Mikaela assists both attorneys at the Bozeman office and she majored in Sociology and Criminology. During her senior year at MSU she interned with the Office of the Public Defender, working closely with the Regional Deputy Public Defender. Like her peers, Mikaela is an avid outdoorswoman. Spending the majority of her time in the mountains with her Pitbull, Clara.

Mikaela works in the Bozeman office - contact Mikaela at or (406) 602-8700.

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We are Missoula-based attorneys focusing on Criminal Defense with a history of winning cases.
Client comfort and confidence is our goal.

Clients Trust Judnich Law

"I came into Judnich Law Office frustrated after settling my claim before I knew I was badly hurt.
Marty was able to reopen my claim and get me the settlement I deserved.
I was very lucky to discover the Judnich Law Office, and hope everyone else does.”

— Jennifer B.

“Marty took my case when I thought no one else would and got me the best possible outcome.
He did what I thought was the impossible and kept me out of jail.”

— Eddie Jones

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