Executive Publishing Honors Channing Hartelius for his expertise in the field of law.

GREAT FALLS, MT, October 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Channing Hartelius is a distinguished attorney with a stellar reputation. His Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbard, the gold standard in attorney rating, is AV Preeminent, the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.

Hartelius attended The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC and graduated cum laude in 1971. After law school he served as assistant city attorney for the City of Great Falls, Montana and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Montana. In 1972 he established his own firm, which has grown and is now Hartelius, Durocher & Winter, PC. The firm’s main area of practice is personal injury.

Channing Hartelius has been practicing law for close to fifty years and is admitted to the bar in Montana, Virginia, the US District Court of Montana, and the US Supreme Court. He is also admitted to the Blackfeet Tribal Court which has jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters occurring on the reservation, as authorized by the Blackfeet Constitution, and tribal and federal law.

While Hartelius is committed to his clients and works to ensure they have the best representation possible, he is very active in the community and is affiliated with many professional, business and social organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Grizzly Athletic Association, the fundraising organization for University of Montana athletics. He formerly served on the board of Preservation Cascade, an organization dedicated to protecting cultural resources and historic environments, and on the editorial board of the Great Falls Tribune.

He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Montana Bar Association, serving as Co-Chair in 1996, and the Cascade County Bar Association, serving as president in 1996. He is also a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. Additionally, he a member of the Great Falls Jaycees and served as president in 1975 and a member of the Rainbow Toastmasters, where he served as president in 1974 and from 1994 to 1995.

Channing Hartelius was born on October 15, 1946 and was raised on his grandparent’s farm near Great Falls, Montana. Before law school he attended the University of Montana where he majored in history, political science and economics. He was a debate champion there and graduated cum laude in 1968.

Hartelius loves history and is passionate about teaching and speaking about events and historical figures. His favorite topics are the American Revolution and the US Constitution. He is also an enactor and often portrays George Washington in living history performances. Museum director, Tamar Stanley recently said: “Channing Hartelius makes a charming, humorous and knowledgeable George Washington in this living history performance. Channing is a consummate actor, esteems history and is very invested in providing an accurate but exuberant portrayal of significant figures of the past.”

Channing Hartelius is married and has four adult daughters and several grandchildren.

He is the owner of Charlie Russell Manor, a bed and breakfast near the Lewis and Clark Trail in the Great Falls historic district.

He and his wife divide their time between homes in Great Falls and Cascade, Montana.

Honors, Awards and Recognitions
– 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

Publications
– 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


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