Steve Brown JD ’89


Steve Brown JD ’89 was selected to serve as the associate judge of the Montana Water Court, effective February 6, 2019. The Water Court has exclusive jurisdiction over the adjudication of all water rights claims in Montana. Brown, who replaces retiring Judge Douglas Ritter, is currently the managing partner of the Garlington, Lohn and Robinson firm in Missoula. He has practiced water and natural resources and energy law in Montana since 1994 and has received multiple professional awards, including recognition as a Rocky Mountain Super Lawyer. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Whitworth College and is active in a variety of recreational pursuits, especially ultramarathons.