Christopher K. Williams
Christopher Williams has gained recognition as a lawyer who handles many disciplines well. His experience in broad areas of the law helps him develop unique and customized solutions for his clients in criminal, personal injury, family, and business cases.
Christopher's caring approach to his clients and tough, no-nonsense approach to their representation is a combination that produces outstanding results.
Mr. Williams is a devoted father to his beautiful young son and daughter, and husband to his wife Jen. He is an avid outdoorsman, who spends much time camping and fishing with his family. In winter, Mr. Williams may often be found on his snowboard shredding up the powder on the slopes of Bozeman's local ski area, Bridger Bowl.
Christopher Williams has a diversified practice and has consistently achieved superior outcomes for his clients. Since 1996, Mr. Williams has recovered compensation for numerous clients injured by the negligent conduct of others. He has often provided a guiding hand and calming influence to clients going through a divorce, achieving fair and compassionate closures in the most challenging of circumstances. From family law to business law, his experience is broad, deep and highly productive.
But Mr. Williams' expertise does not end there. He has successfully defended clients charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to DWI/DUI to the most serious felonies.
MONTANA SUPREME COURT SETS ASIDE COMPUTER EXECUTIVE'S FELONY THEFT CONVICTION
The Montana Supreme Court reversed the Gallatin County District Court and set aside the felony theft conviction of a computer manufacturing business owner. State v. Debus, 2002 MT 307, 313 Mont. 57, 59 P.3d 1154.
MONTANA SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS BOUNDARY LINE DISPUTE CASE
Christopher Williams successfully represented a cardiovascular surgeon before the Montana Supreme Court regarding a boundary line dispute case involving commercial real estate in Big Sky, Montana. Olson v. Jude, 2003 MT 186, 316 Mont. 438, 73 P.3d 809.
JURY ACQUITS CLIENT OF RAPE AND AGGRAVATED BURGLARY
A Gallatin County jury acquitted Josh Warren of rape and aggravated burglary after a seven-day trial. The case involved highly technical evidence including DNA analysis and eyewitness identification experts.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Defense attorney Christopher Williams countered by calling the case a tragedy, not only for the victim, but for Warren. His argument emphasized three points: that semen found on the sheets is not Warren's; there is no physical evidence to link his client to the attack; and the victim's eyewitness account was wrong. "This is a case of government agencies rushing to judgment," Williams said. The Jury apparently agreed.
SETTLEMENT FOR NURSING HOME ASSAULT
Christopher Williams successfully represented a nursing home resident who was punched by a nursing home employee with a known, violent, criminal history.
$300,000 VERDICT AGAINST STATE FARM INSURANCE
After a four-day trial, a district court judge awards homeowner $300,000 when State Farm Insurance wrongfully withheld payment for damages incurred as a result of a house fire. Mellum v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, DV-29-08-16.
MSU CONDUCT BOARD ACQUITS STUDENT OF RAPE ALLEGATION
Christopher Williams represented a student before the MSU Student Conduct Board that ultimately acquitted his client of rape allegations after a two-day hearing and testimony by multiple witnesses. The Gallatin County Attorney's office ultimately declined to file charges against the student.
DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED AFTER UNLAWFUL DETENTION AND SEARCH
Sweet Grass County District Judge Nels Swandal dismissed a felony charge of drug possession with intent to distribute after client was stopped and found to be transporting 55 pounds of marijuana and hashish. Judge Swandal held that the Montana Highway Patrol unlawfully detained the defendant and searched her vehicle.