Chuck is a sixty-year-old trial lawyer, with over thirty years experience in the courtroom. In addition to obtaining noteworthy outcomes at trial, he has negotiated hundreds of plea agreements. He also has a notable record of dismissals, as a result of search or confession challenges under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.
In addition to pursuing justice for his clients, Chuck has worked hard to promote a justice model within our society which reflects what we are entitled to expect as a by-product of 6,000 years of civilization. He has served his profession and his community by fostering professionalism. He is a Founding Member of the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a former President of that organization. He is a full fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Chuck served as Chairman of the Criminal Section of the Montana State Bar for ten years. He is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a Provisional Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He also co-founded the first drug treatment court in the state of Montana and he is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.
Over the course of the last several years, he has published in the area of criminal law, and has spoken at a number of seminars pertaining to criminal law matters.
Chuck exemplifies leadership qualities and excellence in the legal profession. He is a valued, accomplished public speaker and published writer. Chuck has informed and kept his readers and audiences in rapt attention with subjects ranging from scientific evidence to criminal defense ethics and trial strategies.