“I became a lawyer because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others by championing whatever legal cause or challenge they may have”.
As a Judge, one has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others on a significantly larger scale than that of an attorney. Every single day a Judge has both the opportunity and the awesome responsibility to deliver justice in a fair, equal and unbiased manner. A Judge has the opportunity to apply the law, not in a manner as they feel it should be; rather, as it must be: as it is written. There is not a more fulfilling or rewarding calling than to be able to make life altering decisions on behalf of your fellow citizens. Citizens who stand before you asking you to pronounce judgment in a fair and equal manner.
“As a Judge it is my job to do the right thing.
If the law says I must do it, I promise I will.
If the law says I can not do it, I promise I will not”
Thomas Pardy is currently serving as the Deputy Attorney for the City Billings, Montana.
A proud veteran with over 32 years of military service, and 20 years of legal experience as a trial lawyer, Thomas Pardy has spent his professional career gaining experience in multiple aspects of law and dedicating his time to serving others.
His legal experience includes jury trials in Municipal, Justice, State, and Federal courts. He has also had the opportunity to present appeals to both the Montana Supreme Court and Federal Court of Appeals.
Thomas Pardy has also spent time in several areas of practice such as: Civil Plaintiffs, Civil Defense, Criminal Prosecution, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Banking Law, Human Resources Law and Employment Law, Contracts, Wills, Municipal Law, Debtor/Creditor and Bankruptcy and Appeals.
When he’s not busy serving, Thomas enjoys sending time with his wife Crystal, and his two children Haley and Nathan. With a love for the outdoors his hobbies include backpacking, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, boating, taking in local sports, and spending as much time as possible with friends and family.