Law Offices of Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C.
Main Office: 114 Third Street S, Great Falls, Montana 59401 • 406-761-3000 • Fax 406-453-2313

Firm Timeline

1911   I.W. (Jerry) Church begins law practice in Great Falls, MT (deceased 1972)

1918   George Harris begins law practice in Great Falls (deceased 1973)

1943   Church and Harris join to form Law firm of Church and Harris

1946   Bjarne Johnson (deceased 2007) and Carter Williams (deceased 2013) form partnership of Johnson & Williams in Great Falls 

1949   Bjarne Johnson and Carter Williams merge with I.W. Church and George Harris to form  partnership of Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams

1951   Bill Reid joins firm (deceased 2005)

1955   Charles Lovell joins firm

          Dale Forbes joins firm (deceased 2014)

1958   Sandy McCracken joins firm (deceased 2008)

1963   Milt Wordal joins firm (deceased 2005) 

1969   Don LaBar joins firm (retired 2003)

1972   Robert Goff joins firm (deceased 1999)

1973   Bjarne Johnson becomes president of ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel)

1974   W. Bjarne Johnson joins firm

1978   Greg Schwandt joins firm (retired 2019)

1982   Jeannie Young joins firm

1985   Charles Lovell appointed United States District Judge

           Steve Johnson joins firm

           Marge Johnson joins firm 

1987   Ron Nelson joins firm

1992   Firm incorporates; becomes known as Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C.

1993   Marge Johnson elected District Court Judge

1994   Bob Goff elected District Court Judge

2004   Karen Reiff joins firm

2008   W. Bjarne Johnson becomes President of ACTEC

2008   Mike Talia joins firm (re-joins 2022 - Helena Office)

2009  Hanna Warhank joins firm (re-joins 2015 - Helena Office)

2012   Rachel Taylor joins firm

2014   Eric Biehl joins firm

2017   Marin Keyes joins firm

2018  Amber Stenson joins firm

         Ed Eck joins firm (Of Counsel)

2019  Grant Kelly joins firm