Blaine County Attorney

Kelsie W. Harwood, Blaine County Attorney, is an elected official who serves as both the public prosecutor for the State of Montana and as the legal adviser for all county officials within Blaine County. The Blaine County Attorney’s Office has one Deputy County Attorney.

The Blaine County Attorney’s Office serves the public interest by representing Blaine County and the State of Montana in:

  • Prosecuting felonies in District Court
  • Prosecuting misdemeanors in Justice Court
  • Prosecuting traffic offenses in Justice Court
  • Prosecuting juvenile crimes in Youth Court
  • Representing the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services in District Court cases for the protection of child welfare
  • Handling petitions for involuntary mental commitments
  • Acting as special prosecutor for other counties
  • Obtaining investigative subpoenas for the investigation of probable criminal offenses
  • Advising the Board of County Commissioners
  • Advising County offices and departments

The Blaine County Attorney’s Office does not:

  • Provide legal advice to private citizens
  • Prosecute misdemeanor offenses that occur within the City of Chinook
  • Handle child support collection. Child support matters are handled by private attorneys or by the Child Support Enforcement Office at 406-444-9855 or the State of Montana Child Support Enforcement Division

County Attorney

Kelsie W. Harwood

Phone: 406-357-3220

Fax: 406-357-3114

Deputy County Attorney

Eric Owens

Phone: 406-357-3220

Fax: 406-357-3114

Office Assistant

Rebecca Blankenship

Phone: 406-357-3220

Fax: 406-357-3114

Office Address

420 Ohio St.

Third Floor

Chinook, Montana 59523

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1567

Chinook, MT 59523

Hours of Operation


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.