About Krutzfeldt & Jones • Attorneys at Law in Miles City, Montana

Janette Krutzfeldt Jones

Legal Experience

Attorney Partner, Krutzfeldt and Jones, Miles City, Montana 1995 - present

Attorney Associate, Hendrickson, Everson, Noennig and Woodward, Billings, Montana 1994-1995

United States Federal District Court Intern, Chief Justice Jack D. Shanstrom 1993

Legal Intern, Goetz, Madden & Dunn, Bozeman, Montana 1990 - 1991



Juris Doctorate with honors, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana graduated 1994

Bachelor of Science, Economics and Public Policy, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania graduated 1990

Custer County District High School, Miles City, Montana, Montana Student Council President, Honor Society, graduated 1986


Community Involvement

Member and Past President — Rotary, Board Member — Miles City Foster Care Project, Custer Network against Domestic Dispute (CNADA), Raising our Community Kids (ROCKS), Holy Rosary Healthcare Board of Directors, Holy Rosary Healthcare Quality Committee chair, Custer County Education Foundation, Custer County Republican Women, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Montana Feed & Fuel, and First Interstate Bank Advisory Board



Married to Corey L. Jones, children Julie Kate Jones, age 16, Garrett William Jones, age 13 and Justin Beck Jones, age 7

Janette Jones, senior partner at Krutzfeldt & Jones, Attorneys at Law in Miles City, Montana

After graduating law school in June of 1969, Butch returned to his hometown of Miles City with his infant daughter, Janette, and bride, Julie, to manage his family’s ranch operation. Butch began his law career as an associate attorney for Lucas and Monaghan in Miles City in 1970. Butch “hung his shingle” for private practice in 1971, opening Krutzfeldt Law Office. He sharpened his trial and advocacy skills as the Custer County Attorney during a seven year tenure of public service. After retiring from the County Attorney position, Butch practiced agricultural and business law in Miles City.


In 1995, Butch welcomed his daughter, Janette Krutzfeldt Jones, to join him in Miles City to form Krutzfeldt & Jones, LLP. Butch turned over the reins to his practice with complete trust that his clients would be well served by the next generation Krutzfeldt attorney. Butch continues to serve as an “of counsel” attorney to Krutzfeldt & Jones providing invaluable insight, history, experience and practical wisdom to the active attorneys of Krutzfeldt & Jones.


Butch has been married to Julie Krutzfeldt for 47 years, and together they have five grown children and 11 grandchildren. Butch continues to enjoy varied Montana business interests with cattle, feedlots, ranches, rentals and enterprise development.



William J. “Butch” Krutzfeldt

At Counsel for Krutzfeldt & Jones, Attorneys at Law in Miles City, Montana

Erica D. Griffith

Legal Experience

Attorney,  Krutzfeldt and Jones, LLP, Miles City, Montana 2013-present.

Attorney  and Legal Intern, Brown and Huss, PC, Miles City, Montana 2011 - 2012.

Assistant City Attorney and Legal Intern, City of Miles City, 2011 - 2013.

Clinical Intern, Criminal Defense Clinic University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, MT 2011 - 2012.

Legal Intern,  Snodgrass Copenhaver & Yasenak PLLC, Billings, Montana 2010.



Juris Doctorate, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, graduated 2012.

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Political Science Pre-Law Emphasis, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota, graduated 2007.

Custer County District High School, Miles City, Montana, Honor Society, graduated 2003.


Community Involvement & Personal

During her tenure at the University of Montana School of Law, Erica was President of American Association of Justice, Secretary of the Rural Advocacy League, and a member of the Women's Law Caucus.  As a clinical intern she argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California.


Erica is president of the Southeast Montana Bar and a member of the Custer County Art and Heritage Center. In her free time Erica enjoys running, hockey, art, spending time with her family and being outdoors.

Linda Conard

Linda moved to Miles City in 1993 with her husband Jim and their 2 children.  She began her legal secretarial career working for Terry J. Hanson in 1994.  In 1996 she was hired as a Paralegal at the Custer County Attorney's Office and worked there for 10 years.  In 2006, she went to work as the Legal Assistant for the Office of the State Public Defender until 2013.  In January 2013, she became a Legal Assistant to Janette Krutzfeldt Jones and Erica D. Griffith at the office of Krutzfeldt and Jones, LLP.

Mija Nemec

"In 1990, Mija received her Secretarial/Word Processing Certificate from Miles Community College. She also worked in the business office at "MCC" while attending school. Once her schooling was complete, Mija worked in a local law firm for six years prior to moving to the Krutzfeldt & Jones firm in September of 1996, where she remains employed as Legal Assistant to Janette Jones, Esq.


Mija grew up in Livingston, Montana, where she met and married Ron Nemec in 1987. In 1988, the couple moved to Miles City and Ron began working at Miles Community College. In 1994, Ron commenced employment with the State of Montana at Miles City Job Service where he has worked for 19 years.

Lori Reed

Lori was born and raised in Miles City.  She spent 15 years working for the State of Montana, Child Support Enforcement Division while living in Missoula.  She moved back to Miles City four years ago to care for her elderly mother.  Lori works for Krutzfeldt & Jones, LLP as a part time secretary and receptionist.  She is married to Curtis and has two daughters and one grandson.



Support Staff for Krutzfeldt & Jones, Attorneys at Law in Miles City, Montana

L—R: Linda Conard • Mija Nemec • Lori Reed

Krutzfeldt & Jones, LLP

Attorneys at Law

507 Pleasant Street • Miles City, MT

406-234-1222 • FAX: 406-234-5864

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