attorney At Law

Tom Schoenleben

Our legal system is complicated, and every citizen needs a strong advocate. With great knowledge of the legal community in Western Montana, Tom at Bitterroot Law will help you find justice.



Legal Representation

Our legal system can be complicated, and you need an experienced attorney to guide you to justice. I have spent my legal career vigorously defending my clients from aggressive prosecution.


Business transactions

Valuable assets required protection when you are buying or selling. As your representative, I will champion your interests and protect you from hidden legal complications.



A pilot for nearly all my adult life, I am uniquely prepared to resolve aviation legal issues. I understand what it is like to be in the pilot's seat and can help you navigate through legal turbulence.

From my clients

"I made some poor decisions and found myself in trouble. I've never been charged with breaking the law before and I was confused and scared. Tom took the time to explain not only my case, but what to expect during the entire process. He made it easy to understand and helped me the entire way. Tom helped make sure that I didn't lose everything!"

My Experience

I graduated from the University of Montana School of law in 2012 where I focused on criminal defense. During that time I was an intern with the Office of the State Public Defender and completed a clinical rotation with the Federal Defenders of Montana. 

Upon graduating, I worked for the Public Defender Office in Havre from 2012-2014. In my second year in Havre I became the Deputy Public Defender and managing attorney for a 23,000 sq. mile region. It was my job to ensure that all Montana residents in that region received exceptional legal representation in this rural area. I moved to the Hamilton in 2014 and recently left public defense to start my own practice. 

I am a trial attorney with wide experience including DUI trials, deliberate homicide and more. I am a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and completed National Highway Transportation Safety Authority training to administer standard field sobriety tests. This is the same training that law enforcement officers receive at all police academies throughout the nation. This is rare training and I am one of only a few to have this training in Western Montana, and perhaps the only one in Ravalli County.


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Our Office

PO Box 1312
Hamilton, MT 59840
United States of America

Phone: 406-360-7336