Meet the Team
Katherine A. Sparks
Katherine Sparks is a Montana native and MSU graduate. Raised near Plevna, Katy’s family has been involved in agriculture for generations. She attended MSU, graduating with a degree in AgBusiness, and then went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX for law school and a Master’s in Applied and Agricultural Economics. In law school, Katy served on an administrative law journal and was very active in negotiation and mock trial competitions. After law school, Katy instructed law students on legal research tactics. Since returning to Montana, Katy has worked as a deputy county attorney and for the MSU Alumni Foundation. She hopes to focus on farm and ranch legal issues at Lund Law, including estate and succession planning.
Contact Katy at Sparks@lund-law.com
Hertha L. Lund
Hertha is the founder and owner of Lund Law. She is a Montana native, growing up on ranches around Browning and Lewistown. Hertha played basketball and was a member of the rodeo team at Montana State University before transferring to Temple University where she graduated with a degree in journalism. She then covered policy issues in Washington, D.C. for the American Farm Bureau Federation before coming back to Montana for law school. While in law school, Hertha was the co-Editor in Chief of the Montana Law Review. After law school, Hertha clerked for the Honorable Loren Smith of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is a frequent lecturer on property rights, water rights, and teaches eminent domain continuing legal education courses to other Montana attorneys.
Hertha has now been defending landowners’ property rights in the West for more than twenty years. Hertha is the only attorney member in Montana of the Owner’s Counsel of America. Hertha practices in the areas of property rights litigation, eminent domain, water rights, and other general litigation.
Contact Hertha at Lund@lund-law.com
Christopher T. Scoones
Chris holds a major in economics and a minor in French studies from the University of Florida. He graduated from Vermont Law School with a J.D. and Master’s of Environmental Law and Policy. In law school, he was a member of the Vermont Law Review. His article analyzing water rights and Fifth Amendment taking claims was published in the Seattle Journal of Environmental Law. After law school, Chris clerked for the Honorable Daniel A. Boucher of Montana’s 12th Judicial District Court in Havre. He then served as a Water Master with the Montana Water Court before joining Lund Law PLLC in Bozeman. His practice emphasizes water and property rights. He is admitted to the State Bars of Montana and Vermont.
Outside of the office, Chris is a competitive rider in the sport of eventing with his horse, Kelly. Together, they compete in dressage, cross country and show jumping events across Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming and Utah. He is also working toward obtaining his private pilot license.
Contact Chris at Scoones@lund-law.com