About Us

In early 2023, Nate Holloway and Nathan Hulling partnered to found Holloway and Hulling PLLC, Montana Lawyers. Together they have over 25 years of litigation experience in areas including criminal defense, family law, real estate and personal injury and a broad network in Missoula and its surrounding communities. Holloway and Hulling focuses primarily on criminal defense and personal injury cases. Both attorneys are experienced litigators with high character values and a relentless work ethic. Their shared experience and values made starting a firm together an easy fit. They both look forward to serving Missoula and the greater Montana community with strong advocacy and compassion.

Nathan Hulling Owner/Managing Partner

Nathan Hulling, Owner/Managing Partner

Education
Rhodes College, B.A., Political Science, with honors, 2007
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2012.

Licenses & Memberships
State Bar of Montana
Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense

Nathan Hulling, an experienced trial attorney, was born in 1984 and is originally from Tennessee. He took up the call to serve his country when he joined the United States Marine Corps in 2009. From 2009 through 2012 Nathan was in the Marine Corps Reserves while he attended Law School at the University of Tennessee College of Law. After he graduated law school with honors in 2012, he began his active-duty career as a Marine. Nathan was a prosecutor and Judge Advocate from 2012 through 2017.

Nathan served as Officer in Charge (OIC) at Legal Team Delta, Camp Horno located at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. As OIC he supervised three other Judge Advocates Marines as well as multiple clerks. His team was responsible with prosecuting crimes committed by Marines and Sailors stationed at Camp Horno and Camp Pendleton. As a judge advocate and OIC of Legal Team Delta, Nathan prosecuted just about every type of crime including assaults, drug crimes, theft of government property, attempted murder, rape and sexual assault, and crimes against children. He won numerous trials and administrative separation board, only ever losing one trial during his entire Marine Corps career.

Nathan reached the rank of Major. He is thankful and proud of his time as an active-duty Marine. He feels that his time as a prosecutor, litigating some of the most intense and difficult cases imaginable has given him a unique perspective as a defense counsel and the ability to understand the prosecutor’s case and motivations when he now represents criminal clients as a defense attorney.

After completing his active-duty service in April of 2017, Nathan moved to Missoula, Montana and began practicing at a prestigious local firm that specialized in criminal law, family law, and personal injury. Nathan was the managing attorney for that firm from 2018-January of 2023, when the left to start his own practice. During that time Nathan gained valuable experience as a defense counsel and litigator. He successfully represented hundreds of clients and helped them achieve excellent results for their cases due to his dedicated commitment to providing them the best possible representation. Nathan has successfully appealed multiple cases to Montana’s District Courts and Supreme Court.

Outside of his practice, Nathan is a father and husband and avid fly fisherman. He loves Montana, its communities, and its culture. He is thankful that he gets to raise his family here and live in such a beautiful and wonderful place.

Nate Holloway, Owner/Partner

Education
University of Montana, B.A., Political Science, with honors, 2006
ONU – Pettit College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2011.

Licenses & Memberships
State Bar of Montana
Supreme Court of the United States of America
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Nate Holloway was born and raised in Missoula, MT. He grew up in the heart of the university area, a few blocks from campus. Nate graduated from Hellgate High School in 2002 and then enrolled at the University of Montana. During college, Nate broadened his ties to the Missoula community by working at the UC Market and bartending at Stockman’s Bar.

In 2006, Nate received his BA in political science, with honors, from the University of Montana. Nate attended law school at a small private school in Ohio and graduated with distinction in the top 15% of his class. In addition to his studies, Nate worked for a law firm, served on the Law Review Editorial Board, and he was a constitutional law TA.

In addition to his academic record, Nate is an experienced attorney. From 2011 through the beginning of 2023, Nate worked for a leading criminal defense and personal injury firm in downtown Missoula. During that time, he represented over 1,000 clients in counties across Western Montana. Nate was involved in many of the firm’s more complex cases—both criminal and civil. He has handled just about every criminal or traffic charge that can be brought under Montana State law. Nate has appealed cases to Montana’s district courts, to the Montana Supreme Court, and petitioned the Supreme Court of the United States. Nate spends much of his time in the courtroom and has experience you can trust.

Outside of his practice, Nate enjoys spending his time with his wife and two dogs. On the weekends, he likes early tee times, Griz football, and hiking Mt. Jumbo and Mt. Sentinel. Nate and his wife both enjoy hikes with the dogs, spending time on the water, and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Michelle Byrnes, Legal Assistant and Office Manager

Michelle Byrnes, a proud Montana native, brings her unique journey and dedication to our legal team. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Montana. She spent five years in the classroom: four as a first-grade teacher and one as a reading specialist. Her commitment to helping others and her passion for lifelong learning remain at the forefront, and they encouraged her to make a career change. Michelle decided to venture into the legal field when she joined Holloway & Hulling in 2023. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team. Beyond the office, you’ll find Michelle and her fox red lab, Remi, exploring the great outdoors of Montana. She also treasures time spent with her family and friends, especially watching her niece and nephew grow and thrive.

Sophie Moller, Intern

Sophie Moller was born in La Paz, Bolivia and moved to the United States when she was 12. She lived in Reno, Nevada with her parents and younger brother before attending the University of Arizona to attain her bachelors degree in Communication. Upon graduation in 2018, Sophie moved to San Francisco, CA and worked in tech sales. It wasn’t until a few years later when she realized she had a strong passion for the law. Sophie is currently attending the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law. Upon graduation, Sophie plans on working in the criminal law and family law fields here in Missoula. As a bilingual attorney, it is Sophie’s hope to reach a broader population and their legal needs.

While not studying, Sophie enjoys spending time at home with her fiance and great dane as well as traveling and trying new restaurants.

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Our Commitment To You

We are committed to providing quality representation designed to meet our client’s individual needs. We understand that every case is unique and strive to create solutions tailored to each one.

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling cases in state courts across multiple jurisdictions. We have a track record of success in obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients.

2k+

SUCCESSFUL CASES

25+

YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE

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AWARD-WINNING ATTORNEYS

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If you are looking for an experienced attorney who can provide sound legal advice and exceptional representation, contact Holloway & Hulling today. Our team is here to answer your questions and help you find the solutions you need.

Thank you for considering Holloway & Hulling as your legal partner; we look forward to hearing from you soon.