Johnson-Gilchrist Law Firm, P.C.
6336 US Highway 93 South
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: (406) 862-3920
Fax: (406) 862-1447



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Paula Johnson-Gilchrist
Senior Partner
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.

Sean R. Gilchrist
Parnter
Educational Background: Sean graduated as Valedictorian of his 1996 Bigfork High School class. Sean attended college at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota, where he graduated Suma Cum Laude (Ranked #1 in his business class) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance, Business Management, and Marketing. Sean was also a center fielder on the Southwest Minnesota State baseball team for five years.

Law School: Sean received his J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 2005. Sean also received his certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Montana School of Law in 2005.

Admitted to Practice: Montana – 2005, and U.S. District Court, District of Montana – 2005.

Member: State Bar of Montana; Northwestern Montana Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Family Law, Business Law; Real Estate; Contracts; Wills; and Probate.

Biography: Sean was raised in Bigfork, Montana. He is married with two children. He is an outdoor enthusiast, spending much of his free time hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing and enjoying a number of other outdoor activities with his family and friends.

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Matthew D. Neill
Partner
Educational Background: Matthew was raised in Butte, Montana, where he graduated as Valedictorian of his 1996 Butte High School class. He attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in chemistry and psychology in 2001. He was also a pitcher on the Whitworth baseball team and coached high school baseball.

Law School: Matt received his law degree from the University Of Montana School Of Law in 2005, and spent two years on the Negotiation Team.

Admitted to Practice: Montana – 2005, and U.S. District Court, District of Montana – 2005.

Member: State Bar of Montana; Northwestern Montana Bar Association.

Practice Areas: : In January 2007, Matt moved to Whitefish and began working with Johnson-Gilchrist Law Firm, P.C., concentrating his practice on family law issues. Matt became a partner in the firm in January 2009, and expanded his practice to include bankruptcy law representing debtors.

Biography: Matt was raised in Butte, Montana. Matt is a member of the Whitefish Rotary Club. He is married with two children. He spends his free time hunting, skiing, and hiking with his wife and two children. His wife is a prosecutor in the County Attorney’s Office.

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Johnson-Gilchrist Law Firm, P.C.
6336 US Highway 93 South
Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: (406) 862-3920
Fax: (406) 862-1447
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