Polson Attorney Named Lake County District Judge

By Beacon Staff

HELENA — Polson attorney James Manley has been chosen to succeed C.B. McNeil as District Court judge in Lake and Sanders counties.

Gov. Steve Bullock announced Manley’s appointment Friday morning.

Manley owns the Manley Law Firm and has been in private practice since 1979. He has also served as the deputy Lake County attorney and as city attorney for St. Ignatius and Hot Springs.

He received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Montana and received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore.

McNeil was elected as the first judge of the 20th Judicial District in November 1984. He retired in early September.

Kim Christopher is the other judge in the district.

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