The Montana Advocates

The Montana Advocates

What can an Advocate do for you?

Firm Overview

You can rest assured that your Advocate has your back and is working on your behalf. The Advocates Law is a personal injury firm serving all of Montana with offices in Billings, Lewistown, and Missoula.

Don't be afraid to call. You'll talk to an attorney who will take the time to answer all your questions and give you an insider's understanding of this complicated world. We've handled thousands of cases, so we have a realistic view of what your case is worth. We won't rest until you get the fair amount, even if it means putting in extra hours other lawyers wouldn't spend.

Main Office

Main Office
611 N 31st Street
Billings MT 59101


(406) 272-6986

Personal Injury

Auto Accident

Josh Hotchkiss

The Montana Advocates

Josh Hotchkiss is a skilled attorney with diverse experience. Josh completed an internship for the Office of the State Public Defender in Missoula, Montana. While there, he helped with criminal defense cases and legal research. He also interned for the Missoula County Attorney's Office assisting with trials and legal writing. Josh graduated from the University of Montana's Alexander Blewett III School of Law.

Josh has been helping people for much of his life. Before working for the Advocates Law, Josh worked for ten years as a police officer in Colorado. Serving as the Sergeant Detective for the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Josh supervised other detectives and oversaw felony criminal cases. During his time with the city of Arvada, Josh also helped with the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) and the Jefferson County Regional SWAT Team.

Before serving the community as a police officer, Josh played professional football. He played middle linebacker, as well as special teams. In 2002, Josh won the Rookie Camp Top Condition award winner.

In his spare time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family. He is a husband and father of two children. Josh is also an avid outdoorsman.

Douglas Day

The Montana Advocates

Douglas Day has lived in Montana since 2001 when he and his family moved to Missoula to enter Law School at the University of Montana. Before that, Douglas completed a bachelor of science double major in biochemistry and cellular biology from the University of California, San Diego. It did not take long to fall in love with Big Sky country. After law school, his family moved to Lewistown to clerk for the 10th Judicial District Court for a year. Douglas then joined the Office of Public Defender as a Regional Deputy. He has served as the Regional Deputy for the past 11 years, managing attorneys and clients for 11 counties in Central Montana.

During his time serving as the Regional Deputy, he completed advanced courses in Trial Advocacy and became certified to defend Capital Crimes. In 2007, he received the Governor's Award for Excellence in Performance as well as the Montana Department of Administration's Team of the Year Award. In 2013, Douglas received the Excellence in Leadership Award for the Montana Office of Public Defender. He has also served as a Fellow for the national review of public defense.

Douglas has based his career on serving others and helping them make the most out of their situation. He serves actively in his church and community. Douglas loves playing board games with his four children, reading young adult fiction, being outside, and running marathons with his wife. In 2007, his family created a nonprofit organization for youth fitness that serves children in Central Montana. The entire family enjoys coaching, managing, participating, and instructing fitness, as well as caring for their facility to promote fitness and fun. Douglas zealously represents his clients with compassion. He looks forward to continuing his service with Central Montana Families.