Missoula, MT — Wally E. Congdon is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Attorney in the Law and Legal Services field, acknowledging his professional excellence as the Chief Deputy County Attorney for Civil Matters in Lake County, MT.
With 35 years of experience in practicing law, Mr. Congdon has served as the Chief Deputy County Attorney for Civil Matters in Lake County Courthouse since 2015. He has been practicing law for more than three decades with a generational focus based on years and years of family tradition. Mr. Congdon is licensed to practice law in the state of Montana and the Federal Court. Also a cattle rancher at Big Sky Natural Beef, established in 1998, Mr. Congdon’s key to success is “Ethics and Butt Power.”
Born in Racine, WI, Mr. Congdon was raised in Missoula, graduating from Hellgate High School in 1975. In 1980, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Montana. He attended the University of Montana Law School, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1983, following his father’s legacy, James Congdon, who was a practicing attorney for 66 years.
From 1984 to 1985, Mr. Congdon was awarded a full-ride Rotary Scholarship to attend Massey University, the largest agricultural college in the Southern Hemisphere, located in Palmerston North, New Zealand. He graduated with a diploma in Rural Towns and Regional Land Use Planning. While studying in New Zealand, he traveled around the country speaking to Rotary Clubs and organizations about agriculture and land use planning in the United States.
Always one to give the most of himself in any endeavor he pursues, Mr. Congdon served as a board member of the American Highland Cattle Association for ten years. He is a member of the Highland Cattle Foundation and is currently Vice President of the Montana Cattlemen’s Association. Mr. Congdon is also a member of the Agriculture Committee for the Missoula Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a charter and ten-year member of the Ridge Runners 4-H club. He has served with various clubs for the past 40 years, including 4-H as a leader and mentor. He is also actively involved with Future Farmers of America, teaching about meat, cuts, quality assurance, and structure to yield in Montana, Wyoming, and Canada.
The recipient of many awards, Mr. Congdon has been inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, receiving the Living Award for District 11 (Mineral, Missoula, and Ravalli Counties) in 2019.