D. Michael Eakin, Partner
Mike Eakin is a 1973 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Chemistry. He has practiced in Montana for 39 years. Eakin was with Montana Legal Services Association for 39 years, and has over 50 appeals to the Montana Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Courts and United States Supreme Court. In addition to the State of Montana, Eakin is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Montana, the Crow Tribal Court, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Court. Eakin served a term as an appellate judge for the Salish Kootenai Tribal Court and has served as a trial judge pro tem for the Blackfeet Tribal court.
Jan Berry is a 1971 graduate of Montana State University, Bozeman, with a B.A. in Government-Prelaw. She was in private practice in Montana for 27 years, practicing in various areas of the law, but always including all aspects of family law. Her practice included trial and appellate work. She is licensed to practice law in all Montana trial courts, the Montana Supreme Court, the federal District Court for the District of Montana, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She worked for Montana Legal Services Association for 12 years, where she was the managing attorney of the Domestic Violence Unit providing direct civil legal services to clients. She left MLSA to go back into private practice.
Daniel L. Minnis, Associate
Dan Minnis is a 1969 graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, with a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Millersville University, Pennsylvania, in 1975. He returned to graduate school after working in Special Education for many years. He received a Juris Doctorate in Law from Weidner University, Pennsylvania, in 1992. He has been a member of the State Bar of Montana since 1992. He is licensed in all Montana trial courts, the Montana Supreme Court, the Federal District Court for the District of Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.