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Effective legal representation since 1990

Fight Back Against Criminal Charges

35 Years of Criminal Defense Experience

DUI Defense

A DUI charge is both complex and serious. Retaining an experienced attorney is the first thing you should do.

Drug Offenses

We are on your side. We provide sound and objective advice in a frank and understandable manner. We continually strive toward the best resolution of your case.

Violent Crimes

Every case begins with the facts. We investigate the facts and litigate the legal issues and prepare as if the case were going to trial.

Federal Charges

We have extensive experience litigating civil and criminal cases in federal court.

Misdemeanors and Felonies

No matter the size or scale, Hoovestal Law will thoroughly and meticulously defend your case.

About Hoovestal Law

Palmer Hoovestal

35 Years of Criminal Defense Experience

Palmer Hoovestal is a highly experienced trial attorney based in Helena, Montana, who has litigated civil and criminal cases in courts across the United States. He works on the front lines and in the trenches of trial and appellate courts. His involvement ranges from directing investigations, discovery, and litigating pretrial motions to making opening statements, examining witnesses, and delivering closing arguments to judges and juries in state and federal courts. He has practiced law in his own firm since 1990. Experienced, practical and realistic, Palmer will work toward the best possible outcome for your case.

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What Hoovestal Law Does Best

Providing the Effective Assistance of Counsel for All

Criminal Defense

Misdemeanors and felonies, including DUIs, PFMAs and orders of protection, drug offenses, violent crimes, sex crimes, child pornography, and human trafficking cases.

Federal Criminal Cases

Palmer is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Court for the District of Montana, among others.

Trial Court & Appeals

Over 35 years of trial experience, preparing opening statements, closing arguments, cross examinations, and has presented oral arguments to state and federal appellate courts over 32 times.


Palmer is not only experienced and tough, but also wise. He strives to provide the best legal advice so that sound decisions are made in every case.

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