AttorneyAriel Overstreet-Adkins

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

Ariel focuses her practice primarily on civil litigation, agricultural law, water law, natural resource law, land use law, property law, real estate law, and estate planning. Ariel clerked for the Honorable Brian Morris, United States District Court for the District of Montana in Great Falls, and for Chief Water Judge Russ McElyea at the Montana Water Court in Bozeman. She is a member of the State Bar of Montana, and is licensed to practice in both Montana state and federal courts.

Ariel is a sixth generation Montanan, born and raised in Big Timber. She graduated from Reed Point High School in 2002 where she was a four-time All-State basketball standout. Ariel graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a degree in anthropology with honors. She graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2016 with honors. During law school, Ariel was a member of the Public Land and Resources Law Review, received a graduation award for "exceptional dedication and diligence" for her work in the Land Use and Natural Resources Clinic, served as research assistant to water and land use professor Michelle Bryan, and published an article “Extraordinary Protections for the Industry that Feeds Us: Examining a Potential Constitutional Right to Farm and Ranch in Montana” in the February 2016 issue of the Montana Law Review.

Prior to law school, Ariel served as Montana Stockgrowers Association communications director. Ariel lobbied for the Stockgrowers and the Montana CattleWomen at the 2009, 2011, and 2013 Montana Legislative Sessions.

Ariel is vice president of the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center. Ariel's grandfather, Cap Overstreet, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012. She is a volunteer applicant interviewer for the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee. Ariel is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Montana. She is a supporting member of the Montana Stockgrowers Association, Montana CattleWomen, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, and the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Ariel and her husband, Zac Adkins, enjoy spending time at her family's small horse ranch north of Big Timber and cabin up the Boulder.

Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • Princeton University, B.A., Anthropology, with Honors
  • University of Montana School of Law, J.D., with Honors

Awards And Honors

  • 2016 Paul Raftery Memorial Graduation Award for “exceptional dedication and diligence in clinical work”

Community And Professional Involvement

  • Vice President, Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center
  • Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee Applicant Interview Volunteer and Leadership Montana

With broad industry knowledge and experience in a variety of practice areas, we offer solutions that address each client's particular needs and objectives.

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