Jonah advises clients on a broad range of state and federal environmental matters, including water quality and water rights, emerging contaminants, cleanup and cost recovery, public lands, and wildlife.

Jonah Brown is an Associate in Marten Law’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice is focused on environmental litigation and compliance. Jonah advises clients on a broad range of state and federal environmental matters, including water quality and water rights, emerging contaminants, cleanup and cost recovery, public lands, and wildlife. He also assists with compliance issues related to renewable energy projects and their regulatory overlays.

Jonah began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Brian M. Morris of the United States District Court for the District of Montana. Before joining Marten Law, Jonah worked in private practice in Missoula, Montana where he counseled clients on a variety of civil litigation and administrative law matters, including water rights, land use, and environmental law. Jonah obtained his law degree from the University of Montana School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Public Lands and Resources Law Review and Vice President of the law school’s Environmental Law Group. During law school Jonah interned at the Montana Water Court and worked as a clinic student with the National Wildlife Federation.

Jonah applies his experience practicing before federal and state courts and administrative bodies in the American West, to existing and evolving issues of law and policy in Washington, D.C. In doing so, Jonah helps develop innovative solutions for projects with complex statutory and regulatory frameworks.


Education & Clerkship

  • J.D., University of Montana School of Law (2018)

  • B.A., Whitworth University (2014)

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Brian M. Morris, United States District Court for the District of Montana (2018 - 2019)

Admissions & Memberships

  • State Bar of Montana

  • United States District Court of Montana

Recognition & Activities

  • Member, Montana Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Section

  • Member, Montana Water Law Section

Publications & Presentations

  • “Restoring Beavers to Enhance Ecological Integrity in National Forest Planning,” American Bar Association: Natural Resources, 2019 Vol. 33 No. 3, (Co-Author).

  • Case Summary: “United States v. Barthelmess Ranch Corp., 386 Mont. 121, 386 P.3d 952 (Mont. 2016).” Public Land and Resources Law Review, 2017 Vol. 0, (Author).

  • Case Summary: “The Clark Fork Coalition v. Tubbs, 384 Mont. 503, 380 P.3d 771 (Mont. 2016).” Public Land and Resources Law Review, 2016 Vol. 0, (Author).

  • Case Summary: “United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., 136 S. Ct. 1807 (2016).” Public Land and Resources Law Review, 2016 Vol. 0, (Author).

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