Channing J. Hartelius

Channing J. Hartelius

Partner
Location:
Great Falls, Montana
Phone:
406-727-4020
1-800-INJURED (1-800-465-8733)
800-777-7042 (Nationwide Toll Free)
Fax:
406-771-7319
Email:

Channing was raised on the farm his grandparents homesteaded near Great Falls, Montana. He attended Great Falls High, where he was a state speech champion twice. He graduated with honors from the University of Montana where he was a debate champion and chair of the Model United Nations. He attended law school at George Washington University in Washington, DC, graduating with honors in 1971. He returned to Montana, worked in the Attorney General's office and completed his military service before founding the firm that is now Hartelius & Durocher, in 1972. Channing is a successful trial attorney, author and active member of the community. He lives with his wife, splitting time between his residences in Great Falls and Cascade. He has four grown daughters and many grandchildren with whom he enjoys spending time.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Personal Injury, Serious & Wrongful Death
  • 5% Bad Faith Insurance
  • 5% Medical Malpractice
  • 10% Railroad

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 1971
  • Virginia, 1971
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 1971
  • Blackfeet Tribal Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Law Journal: Journal of Law and Economics, 1970 - 1971
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, USA
    • B.A. cum laude - 1968
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Consumer Protection, Law, and the Municipality, (Contributor), NIMLO Report No. 157, 1975
  • Law and the Municipal Ecology Air Water, Noise Over Population, (With S. Lewin A. Gordon), NIMLO Research Report No. 156, September, 1970
  • Discrimination in the Provision of Municipal Services, (with Friedman), 12 Municipal Attorney 47, March, 1971
  • NIMOL's Service on Federal Money for Cities, (Editor), 1970
  • International Law, (Editorial & Research Assistant to C. Rhyne), 1971
  • Understanding Bankruptcy, A Guide, 1981
  • The Montana Handbook on Contracts for Deed, 1982
  • Viewpoint on Initiative 48 (Tort Reform), Aurora Magazine, Summer, 1988
  • Effective Discovery Procedures in Montana Manual, 1995
  • Evidence in Trial Practice in Montana Manual, 1993

Representative Clients

  • Injured Persons

References

  • Heritage Bank - Kevin Clark
  • DA Davison Stock Company - John Huber

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in America, 2003
  • Montana Ambassador, 2000 - Present
  • American Legion Certificate of Distinction, March 2, 2003
  • JCI Senator
  • Montana Table Topics Champion, Toastmasters, 1994
  • Montana Table Topics Champion, Humorous Speech 1st Place-Region, Serious Speech 3rd Place, 2000
  • Montana Table Topics Champion, Evaluation Contest 1st Place, 2001
  • Who's Who in Among Outstanding Americans
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Lexington Who's Who, 2001
  • Order of Barristers, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Grizzly Athletic Association, Board of Directors, 1997 - Present
  • Preservation Cascade, Board of Directors, 2000 - 2003
  • Tribune, Editorial Board, 1997
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Montana Bar Association, Member, Co-Chair State Bar, 1996
  • Cascade County Bar Association, Member, President, 1996
  • Great Falls Jaycees, President, 1975
  • Rainbow Toastmasters, President, 1974
  • Rainbow Toastmasters, President, 1994 - 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Montana, Assistant Attorney General, 1971 - 1972
  • City of Great Falls, Assistant City Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • State of Montana v. Reavely Murder Trial, 2003 - 2004

Ancillary Businesses

  • Owner - Bed & Breakfast - Charlie Russell Manor

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Delta