AttorneyJuli M Pierce

Our philosophy is simple - to assure client satisfaction by providing the highest level of legal representation and service.

Juli’s practice focuses on family law and civil litigation, and she handles some criminal defense cases. Juli is one of three guardians ad litem in Yellowstone County who are appointed to represent abused and neglected children in civil dependent neglect cases.

Juli has tried 39 jury trials and numerous bench trials. She enjoys litigating. She has an extensive background in criminal law, especially domestic violence and child abuse. Juli also serves as the Board Chair for the State Bar of Montana Board of Trustees; she has been a trustee since 2013. Juli also serves as the Board Chair of the State Bar of Montana Board of Trustees; she has been a trustee since 2013. Juli will continue as Board Chair through September 2018, and at that time she will become President-Elect of the State Bar of Montana.

In addition to her trial practice, Juli served as the Chief Deputy County Attorney under Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito from January 2015 until she left the office in June 2017. As Chief Deputy, Juli supervised 19 attorneys and assisted in supervising 27 staff positions. Juli was responsible for the criminal felony, misdemeanor, and youth divisions of the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office, as well as the civil dependent neglect division.

Juli practiced in the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office in Billings for 13 years. She worked in multiple divisions of the office as a prosecutor, including the criminal misdemeanor division, criminal felony division, and the civil dependent neglect division. In the felony criminal division, Juli specialized in the prosecution of violent crimes, especially child abuse and domestic violence. Juli actively worked on legislation involving a number of criminal law proposals and amendments during her time as a prosecutor.

Juli was raised in Billings and graduated from Skyview High School in 1995. Juli attended Gonzaga University and graduated with honors with a BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology in 1999. After college, she worked as a social worker with Child and Family Services in Billings for two years. Juli then returned to school and received her J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004. During law school, Juli was active in many public service groups and activities and was recognized by her peers as one of the Charles Z. Smith Public Service Students of the Year in 2004.

In her free time, Juli is a certified Jazzercise instructor. She loves to bake, read, travel, golf and spend time with her family. Juli is an avid college football and basketball fan. She enjoys spending time with her lovable English Bulldog, Hamilton.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • State of Montana District Courts
  • State of Montana Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts, Montana


  • University of Washington, JD
  • Gonzaga University, B.A. (Criminal Justice and Sociology), with Honors

Awards And Honors

  • 2004 Charles Z. Smith Public Service Student of the Year Award, University of Washington School of Law
  • 2012 recognized by the Billings Gazette in the “40 Under 40”
  • 2015-2016 President of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow
  • 2015-2016, Appointed by Governor Steve Bullock to be the prosecutor assigned to the State Public Defender Task Force
  • February 2017 to September 2018 – State Bar of Montana Board Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Beginning September 2018 – State Bar of Montana President-Elect

Professional Affiliations

  • September 2013 – February 2017 – Area H Trustee for the State Bar of Montana
  • Member and Current Secretary, Montana Association for Female Executives
  • 2011 – 2017 – Secretary and Member of Board of Directors, Yellowstone Area Bar Association
  • 2007 to 2013 – President, Board of Directors, Center for Children and Families, Billings
  • Current Board Member, Eagle Mount of Billings

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