Andrew Huff runs his own law office and practices in a variety of areas, including Indian law, water law, campaign finance law, criminal law and civil matters. He graduated from Harvard in 1991 and the University of Colorado School of Law in 1999. Mr. Huff’s legal career has been varied, working in the nonprofit sector, the government sector, and in private practice. Prior to his present practice he was chief legal counsel to Governor Steve Bullock and an Assistant Attorney General for the Montana Department of Justice. He is an enrolled member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana. Mr. Huff lives in Helena, Montana, with his wife Margaret. He has a step-daughter, Hannah, and a son, Zander.
Check out the story linked in our bio highlighting the vital work of law students Brandy Keesee and Annabelle Smith on our client Bernard Pease's case and his recent parole win.
After nearly 40 years, Montana Innocence Project client Bernard Pease Jr. left prison on January 4 and was transferred to the pre-release center in Billings. He was granted parole subject to an extended pre-release stay late last year. We visited Bernard at the center last week to discuss the beginning of his re-entry journey. He spoke about his anxiety around new experiences, getting to see his sister Linda with fewer restrictions, and his hopes of working in the fishing guide industry. Listen to our conversation by clicking the link in our bio or by searching "Unpacking Injustice" on your favorite podcast platform.
Listen to Barry Beach's story on @wrongfulconviction with @itsjasonflom ! Barry's case largely inspired the establishment of the Montana Innocence Project, and he continues to be an avid supporter of our work and innocence work worldwide. The podcast episodes at the link in our bio!
“Freedom, family, getting some of that dignity back—some of that confidence back. I was always so defeated by the system that I just felt like I was going through the motions, but now that I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like a human again.” MTIP client Joseph Jefferson-Dust and his mom reflect on spending the holidays together after his release in August. Full story at the link in the bio!
The Montana Innocence Project is seeking a Staff Attorney, Post-Conviction Investigative Lead to join our team! The Staff Attorney investigates and litigates claims of actual innocence, working with a wide range of experts and investigators across the state and especially in tribal communities.
The Montana Innocence Project is excited to announce the premier of Unpacking Injustice—a podcast that tells the real stories behind wrongful and unjust convictions and illuminates the complex issues responsible for making our criminal justice system unjust.