2022 RIPL Fellows

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Danielle Shyne, Shyne Law Group, PLLC

Danielle Shyne is the owner of Shyne Law Group, PLLC. Danielle is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law. Prior to opening Shyne Law Group, PLLC, Danielle worked for Montana Elder Law and clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Mike McGrath and the Honorable Michael Wheat of the Montana Supreme Court. Danielle’s professional life has been dedicated to helping others through her work at the Montana Governor’s Office, the Montana Governor’s Office of Community Service, and the non-profit Thrive. During law school, Danielle supported the Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project and the Women’s Law Caucus. Additionally, Danielle fought for her clients at the Unemployment Law Project and interned for the Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court, Honorable Mary Fairhurst. Danielle has two wonderful children and a miniature schnauzer with her husband of 10 years, whom she met while earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Montana. She enjoys hiking and swimming, spending time with her large extended family in Bozeman, and exploring the small towns of Montana.

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Morgan Handy Law

Morgan grew up in Billings, Montana. She earned her undergraduate degrees in English and Music at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington in 2013. She attended law school at the University of Montana School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2017. During law school, Morgan was a member of the Montana Law Review and the National Cultural Heritage Moot Court team. Following law school, Morgan clerked for the Honorable Luke Berger of the Montana Fifth Judicial District Court and the Honorable Justice Jim Shea of the Montana Supreme Court. She currently practices under the Law Office of Morgan Handy, PLLC. Morgan is grateful for the opportunity to participate in the RIPL fellowship and expand access to justice for Montanans by providing full representation, limited scope, and pro bono legal services in the areas of family law, estate planning, and landlord/tenant law. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, their two children, and new puppy.

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Laurie Marburger, Law Offices of Laurie D. Marburger, PLLC

After attending middle and high school in Great Falls, Montana, Laurie obtained her History and law degrees at the University of Arizona. Laurie interned and volunteered in many public interest law offices, and at graduation she received the school’s first annual public service award. Following graduation, she worked as a criminal advocate for the Tohono O’odham Nation and civil clerk for the city of Tucson. Laurie left the practice of law to work from home managing her husband’s tree service and landscaping office while raising their three children. As time allowed, she took on more roles in the business, including laborer and crew supervisor. Their family and business permanently relocated to the Flathead in 2005. In her free time, Laurie served as an executive officer on several nonprofit boards and organized an annual fundraising race. Recently she trained to serve as a volunteer court-appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. Laurie returned to law in April 2018, first as an office manager then as an attorney in a firm specializing in personal injury. 2020 brought unexpected challenges and changes, including a return to the entrepreneurial life and public interest law. The Law Offices of Laurie D. Marburger, PLLC has the valuable support and experience of legal assistant Christina (Tina) Schauer, who shares Laurie’s commitment to affordable legal services. Laurie and Tina are excited and honored to combine small business enterprise, hard work, and dedication to family and community through participation in the RIPL Fellowship.

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RIPL Alumni

Walter Clapp - Serving Big Horn, Carbon, Yellowstone, Stillwater, and Sweet Grass counties (Website)
Jennifer Williams - Serving Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota (Website)
Christopher Fisher - Serving rural and Western Montana (Website)
Jessica Wiles - Serving Helena, Montana (Website)
Chase Rosario -Serving Western and Rural Montanans (Website)
Kathy Coleman -Serving Custer County and Eastern Montana (Website)