Eric Hummel understands that the justice system works when it is open, efficient, and responsive to the people.  Justice delayed is justice denied.  Eric Hummel will strive to be open and fair.  To accomplish these goals, Eric Hummel will:

  • Attempt to expand court hours, including night court.
  • Encourage an open door policy to hear matters during all working hours.
  • Work with staff, attorneys, and victim’s rights advocates to provide consistent and timely decisions based on his experience and training of Montana law.
  • Improve collection of fines and restitution payments for crime victims. 
Eric Hummel and Krista Kochivar
Eric Hummel and spouse Krista Kochivar


  •  Married to Krista Kochivar, native of Stanford, Montana, for 6 years


  • BA The University of Montana, 1993; graduated with honors
  • JD The University of Montana, 1996; graduated with honors


  • Private practice, 2001 to present
  • Flathead Deputy County Attorney, 1998-2001
  • Instructor, Criminal Law and Procedure, Flathead Valley Community College
  • Assistant Kalispell City Attorney, 2001

Dedicated to the Community

  • Volunteer – pro bono law program
  • President, Northwest Montana Bar Association 2007-2008
Paid for by Hummel for Justice of the Peace, Danielle Coffman, Treasurer, 1020 3rd Ave. East, Kalispell, MT 59901.