Kellie Peterson

Kellie A. Peterson

Legal Counsel

(406) 994-4570
kellie.peterson@montana.edu

Kellie, a native of Butte, Montana, is a graduate of Gonzaga University and the University of Montana Law School. Prior to joining MSU, she worked for a small firm in Arizona specializing in Education, Municipal, and Indian Law. She joined the University in 2015 and enjoys the challenge of proactively addressing the University’s legal needs. 

 

 
 
Leslie Taylor

Leslie C. Taylor

 Associate Legal Counsel

(406) 994-4570

lesliet@montana.edu

Leslie is a graduate of the University of California - Santa Barbara and the University of Montana Law School. She has had a diverse legal practice including Montana Legal Services, private and state practices. She joined MSU as Legal Counsel in June 1989 and continues to enjoy the complexity and variety of a higher education law practice.

 

 

 
Blake Christensen

Blake Christensen

Associate Legal Counsel

(406) 994-4570

blakechristensen@montana.edu

Blake is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the College of William & Mary School of Law. He has been with MSU since 2014 and joined the legal counsel office in February 2018. Prior to his current position, Blake served as Associate Director of MSU Extension’s Local Government Center, where he provided training and technical assistance to local governments across Montana. Before joining MSU, Blake practiced law with a large firm in Virginia.