Kalispell attorney Dana Christensen has won unanimous approval from the U.S. Senate to replace Missoula federal Judge Donald Molloy, who is retiring.
The Missoulian’s Tristan Scott writes about Christensen’s “sterling” reputation:
Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond who taught at the University of Montana while Christensen was a third-year law student there, said the Senate’s unanimous consent implies that Christensen is well-qualified for the judgeship and non-controversial as a candidate.
“His smooth confirmation with no opposition or controversy means that Dana Christensen has the qualities that the nation expects of federal judges: intelligence, diligence, independence, character and balanced temperament,” Tobias said.
The 60-year-old Christensen is a civil litigator who has worked since 1996 as a partner at the law firm of Christensen, Moore, Cockrell, Cummings & Axelberg. He graduated from Stanford University in 1973 and received his law degree from the University of Montana School of Law in 1976, Scott reports.