J. Stuart Segrest

Email: stuart@cplawmt.com
Phone: 406-603-4006

Stuart Segrest is a senior attorney at Christensen & Prezeau, PLLP. Before joining the firm, he worked for the Montana Attorney General’s Office, where his career spanned the terms of four different Attorneys General. There he handled extensive litigation and appellate work, including defending Montana’s campaign finance laws in several cases, two of which were appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court (certiorari was denied in both). He most recently served as Chief of the Civil Services Bureau, which represents the State of Montana in complex constitutional litigation and other cases of statewide importance in both state and federal court. Prior to active practice, Stuart clerked for W. William Leaphart on the Montana Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

Montana, 2006
New York, 2008
U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2009
Supreme Court of the United States, 2013


2006- J.D., University of Montana, with honors

Professional Affiliations

President, State Bar of Montana
Member, Judicial Relations Committee, Justice Initiatives Committee

Awards and Honors

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
AG Career Staff of the Year Award (2018), National Association of Attorneys General


Appellate Brief Writing: A Primer (Montana Lawyer, August 2020, with Matt Cochenour);
Getting Ready for Oral Argument (Montana Lawyer, Dec/Jan 2020/2021, with Matt Cochenour)