Our attorneys are uniquely qualified to address water rights and land use issues for urban and agricultural users.
Dana Elias Pepper
Dana served as a Water Master at the Montana Water Court for 6 years before opening her own law practice. Being a Water Master gave Dana the opportunity to delve into the depths of Montana water law, resulting in a unique knowledge of the water adjudication system and the distribution of water across the state. Before joining the Water Court, Dana served as law clerk for 18th Judicial District Judge, the Hon. Mike Salvagni. Dana’s experience as Judge Salavagni’s clerk sharpened her ability to analyze the law and gave her an intimate knowledge of the District Court. Dana received her JD along with an M.B.A. from the University of Montana. Prior to law school, Dana fulfilled her life dream of being in the Peace Corps where she served as an HIV/AIDS volunteer in a small village in Malawi, East Africa. Dana, her husband, and their two sons enjoy the great life Montana has to offer especially skiing, hunting, and floating the rivers.
Bina R. Peters
Bina grew up in Great Falls and Billings, Montana. She earned her BA from the University of Puget Sound and received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law. Bina was awarded the Carol Mitchell Award for her dedication to alternative dispute resolution. In 2010 she was selected as the young lawyer to present at the Montana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention. After spending a year in private practice, she worked as law clerk for Chief Water Judge C. Bruce Loble. Bina served as a Water Master at the Montana Water Court for five years. Her experience provides an exceptional insight into Montana water law. Growing up in Montana, Bina developed a great respect for the land and natural resources of the state and the people who work directly with Montana’s resources. She is proud to represent those interests through her work. Bina stays active in the Bozeman community by playing in the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and running various races. Her favorite race is the Devil’s Backbone, which she has run several times. Bina enjoys exploring Montana’s mountains and rivers with her husband and their Australian Shepherd.