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BRUCE A. FREDRICKSON is a partner with Rocky Mountain Law Partners, P.C., where his practice focuses on all aspects of commercial, business, real estate, and general civil litigation. Mr. Fredrickson's legal experience spans more than 30 years and he has tried many cases, both jury and non-jury. In addition to complex commercial contract and tort litigation, he is also experienced in the areas of employment law, natural resources litigation, lender liability litigation, pharmacy law issues, intellectual property litigation, and chemical and drug product liability litigation. In recent years, Mr. Fredrickson has also expanded his practice to include all areas of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. He has served as lead counsel and has been admitted pro hac vice in cases in Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and California. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Montana and North Dakota; the U.S. District Court for the districts of Montana, North Dakota, and Colorado; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Fredrickson earned his B.S. degree in pharmacy from North Dakota State University and his J.D. degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law.
CARL B. JENSEN JR. is the owner of Carl Jensen Law Office, where he practices in the areas of criminal law, military law, personal injury and medical marijuana law. Mr. Jensen is admitted to practice in Montana. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana. Mr. Jensen earned his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Gonzaga University.
ANGELA M. LEDUC is an attorney with Rocky Mountain Law Partners, P.C., where her practice areas include commercial transactional and litigation matters focusing on real estate, land use planning and general business, including representation of cannabis clients in Montana’s ever-changing medical marijuana field. Her law practice began in Las Vegas with a large Nevada firm specializing in complex commercial litigation. She also spent several years in San Francisco, where she practiced law, started and managed a clothing line business, and worked as a realtor. Over the course of her legal career, Ms. LeDuc has litigated a multitude of high-profile cases, and has worked closely with clients and state and local officials on large-scale land use projects. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and her law degree from Arizona State University (cum laude). During law school, she also resided in Ireland, where she studied international comparative human rights law. She is admitted to practice in Montana, Nevada, and California; the U.S. District Court for the districts of Montana and Northern California; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
PENELOPE S. STRONG has practiced criminal defense for more than 35 years in state and federal courts. Ms. Strong prides herself on aggressive, client-focused representation and setting an individualized goal for each client. She has litigated trial and appellate cases of constitutional significance, including the 1998 Montana Supreme Court decision that invalidated the former “reasonable and prudent" speed limit, resulting in enactment of a numerical speed limit in Montana. Litigation of cannabis cases is one major focus of her current practice, and overcoming the unfair laws and unjust traffic stops and arrests that lead to prosecution of various individuals. When appropriate, Ms. Strong seeks outright dismissals of charges or diversion agreements to avoid criminal convictions for her client and other unfair repercussions. She is a former two-term board member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of their Reentry Task Force, and a member of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. She received her B.A. degree from Lawrence University and her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
CHRISTOPHER C. YOUNG is a sole practitioner with Young Law Office PLLC, where his practice areas include medical marijuana compliance, personal injury, civil rights/discrimination, civil litigation, and employment law. Mr. Young is admitted to practice in Montana and Pennsylvania, and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; and the U.S. District Court, District of Montana. He earned his B.A. degree from Carleton College and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.