Educational Background: B. A. from Oklahoma State University in 1972. J.D. University of Tulsa in 1975. Master of Laws in Taxation(LLM) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1976.
Admitted to Practice: Oklahoma 1975, Texas 1976, Montana 1979, and U.S. District Court 1991.
Member: Montana State Bar Association, Northwestern Montana Bar Association.
Practice Areas: Family Law; Real Estate, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate; and Business Law
Biography: Paula has been practicing law since 1976, and started a solo law practice in Whitefish, Montana in 1979, which later expanded to become Johnson-Gilchrist Law Firm, P.C.
Biography: Paula was born in Oklahoma in 1952, where she grew up in a rural community working on the family farm. She has resided in Montana since 1978. She is married with 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Her interests include a love of outdoor activities including working on her ranch property, raising cattle and horses, teaching grandchildren to ride horses, pets, camping, 4-wheeling, boating, traveling, gourmet cooking and food and wine tasting, along with time spent with family and friends.