About Ray Kuntz

  • Ray can be contacted at 406-446-3725
  • Ray has practiced law in the counties of Montana's Twenty-Second Judicial District since 1997.   
  • He served as Carbon County Justice of the Peace Pro-Tem from 2003 to 2010. 
  • He serves as deputy City Attorney for the City of Bear Creek.
  • He has handled criminal cases ranging from driving under the influence to homicide. 
  • He has served as a volunteer lawyer on the tribal wills project.
  • He has successfully represented local businesses and families in Carbon, Stillwater and Big Horn Counties, winning civil cases in both the District and Supreme Courts. 
  • He recently defended Carbon County Attorney Alex Nixon and former Sheriff Tom Rieger on civil rights charges at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, securing a ruling in their favor.  
  • He has served as special deputy county attorney prosecuting a conflict case.
  •  Kuntz says, “The fundamental purpose of the law is to make things right. As judge, I will hold people accountable for their actions, defend the Constitution and follow Judge Jones’s example, resolving cases quickly and with common sense.”
  • After graduating from Hampshire College, Kuntz received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991. He practiced law in New York and New Mexico before settling in Montana to be near family and raise his children. 
  • Kuntz has been dedicated to serving the state and the local community. 
  • He was appointed by Chief Justice McGrath to serve on the Montana Public Defender commission for a term in 2010.  
  • He serves as counsel to Rural Fire District Seven and the Red Lodge Ambulance District.
  • He served as President of the Board of the Red Lodge Boys and Girls Club for four years, and he now volunteers for the Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Hockey program.