Attorney at law
201 West Railroad Street Suite 300
Missoula, MT 59802
P: (406) 728-1694
F: (406) 728‐5475
E: [email protected]
Divorce, Family Law, Military Matters & VA Benefits
Laura Buchholtz was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. After high school, she became a foreign exchange student in Chalais, Switzerland from 1999-2000 where she taught skiing and attended school. In 2000, she enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Arabic Linguist. She left the Air Force in 2005 and moved back to Montana. She earned her Bachelors of English from the University of Montana in 2008. She then attended law school at the University of Montana School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2011. Afterwards, she clerked for the 20th Judicial District, Lake County, Montana. She then commissioned as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in 2012 and moved to Santa Maria, California. She was then stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Montana in 2015. She later moved back to Missoula and has been practicing at BKBH since 2016. Ms. Buchholtz is located in BKBH’s Missoula office. Ms. Buchholtz continues to serve in the Montana National Guard.
Laura has experience in family law issues including active duty, national guard and reserve military and veteran benefits. This includes health care benefits, life insurance, base access, retirement and ancillary issues on military service.
Read Laura’s article “Command-Directed Mental Health Evaluations and Mental Health Related Discharges from the United States Military: An Argument for Command Authority” here.
In September 2017, Laura earned the top litigation award for her performance in a military justice course.