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ABIGAIL J. ST. LAWRENCE

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Helena, Montana
Ph 406-502-1244
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Originally from Great Falls, Ms. St. Lawrence builds on her prior experience clerking with the Office of Counsel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, and working on Clean Water Act permitting with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality in providing services to her clients. In addition to on-the-job experience with regulatory agencies, Ms. St. Lawrence’s legal education emphasized natural resources and environmental law, and she received a certificate in those practice areas along with her J.D. Ms. St. Lawrence returned to Montana in 2004 and practiced law at Doney Crowley Payne Bloomquist PC in Helena until 2012. She then managed her own practice prior to joining the Bloomquist Law Firm in 2015.

Ms. St. Lawrence practices primarily in water rights, natural resources, environmental law, and administrative law, serving business, development, and agricultural clients in regulatory and litigation matters before state administrative agencies and federal and state courts of all levels. In addition to transactional and trial work, Ms. St. Lawrence is well-versed in appellate practice, having handled appeals on both the state and federal level on a variety of property and natural resource issues, including oral argument before the Montana Supreme Court. Ms. St. Lawrence also spearheads Bloomquist Law Firm’s government relations work, representing both business organizations and non-profit interests before the Montana Legislature for over a decade. In addition to legislative representation, Ms. St. Lawrence represents government affairs clients before state administrative agencies and local governing authorities. Her broad range of governmental affairs clients and commitment to advocacy has enabled her to build working relationships across the aisle and with a number of allied industry and interest groups that serve her clients well in successfully pursuing their policy goals. Ms. St. Lawrence is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education courses, presenting on topics of easement and water law.

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations
  • Natural Resource Law
  • Water Law
Bar Admissions
  • Montana, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of Montana, 2004
  • U.S Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2004
Education
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon: Juris Doctorate – 2004
    Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law
  • Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington: Bachelor of Arts – 2000
    Major: Philosophy (honors) / Major: Psychology
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • State Bar of Montana, past Chair of Justice Initiatives Committee
  • Helena YWCA, Board Member
  • Exchange Club of Helena
  • Helena Public Art Committee
  • Whitman College, Board of Overseers
  • PPL Montana Community Fund, past Board Member
  • Myrna Loy Center, past Board Secretary
  • Soroptimist International of Helena, past Director and Programming Committee Chair
  • Montana Building Industry Association/Helena Building Industry Association
  • Montana Chamber of Commerce
  • Montana Realtors Association