Mike McGrath (Montana)

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Michael ("Mike") McGrath is Montana's former Attorney General and current Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice. He was elected in November 2000 as the attorney general, and was unopposed for his second term in 2004. He is a member of the Montana Democratic Party and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

A native of Butte, Montana, McGrath graduated from from the University of Montana with a BA in business administration in 1970 and received his Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University Law School in 1975. He was a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow in Reno, Nevada from 1975 to 1976, and Montana's Assistant Attorney General from 1976 to 1982.

From 1982 to 2000, McGrath served five terms as Lewis and Clark County Attorney. In his 18 years as a prosecutor, McGrath focused on family violence issues, including domestic abuse and sexual assault of children.

He is a former chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and served as president of the Montana County Attorneys' Association.

He and his wife Joy have two sons, Pat and Chris, and one granddaughter, Alexis.

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