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									       Montana County Attorneys Association
                     2012 Summer Training Seminar

                   PRESENTER BIOGRAPHIES
Tammy Hinderman
Tammy A. Hinderman is an Assistant Attorney General in the Appellate Services Bureau of the
Montana Department of Justice. Tammy grew up in Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from
Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, with a B.A. degree in psychology in
1995. She earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, with a Certificate in Environmental and
Natural Resources Law, from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in
Portland, Oregon, in 1998. After practicing law in Oregon for several years, Tammy went back
to graduate school at the Information School of the University of Washington where she earned
her M.L.I.S. degree with a Certificate in Law Librarianship in 2004.

Tammy’s first legal job was as an Assistant Attorney General for the Appellate Division of the
Oregon Department of Justice, where she practiced criminal appellate law. Tammy then spent
several years as an insurance defense attorney in a boutique aviation law firm in Portland
before accepting a clerkship with the Honorable United States District Court Judge Anna J.
Brown. Since moving to Montana, Tammy has served as the reference librarian in the State Law
Library, as an Appellate Defender with the Office of the Statewide Public Defender, and most
recently as agency counsel for the State of Montana. Tammy joined the Appellate Services
Bureau last October.


Katie Schulz
Ms. Schulz graduated from Montana School of Law in 2001 where her focus of studies was with
criminal law and child welfare. Her 3L internship was with the Missoula County Attorney’s
Office and prior to law school Ms. Schulz obtained a Masters in Sociology with an emphasis in
Criminology from the University of Montana. She attended Willamette University in Salem,
Oregon where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology. Following graduation
from law school, Ms. Schulz clerked for Montana Supreme Court Justice Pat Cotter until she
returned to her home town of Kalispell to work as a Deputy County Attorney for Flathead
County. As a Deputy, Ms. Schulz was the lead attorney for the County’s Dependent Neglect
Cases and worked closely with the Department of Family Services. In addition, and like the
other deputies in her office, she prosecuted all other types of cases in the office, including
felonies, misdemeanors, and mental health commitments. She also worked with Adult Protective
Services in filing guardianships, assisted with some juvenile cases and wrote the judgment and
sentences for the office. After working nine years with Flathead County Attorney’s Office, Ms.
Schulz recently came to the Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant AG in the Appellate
Division.
Bowman Smelko, PhD, PYSD
Dr. Smelko has expertise in assessment and treatment of young children and perpetrators across
the age range. He has been deemed an expert witness in multiple judicial districts across
multiple states and has served as the director, clinical director, and CEO in highly specialized
programs.     Evaluations provided range from Psychosexual Risk Assessments, Competency
(Fitness to Proceed and Ability to Waive Miranda), Sanity (Mental Disease and Defect), Violent
Predator Assessments, Death Penalty related matters (Mitigating and Clemency),
Neuropsychological/Psychological (Child, Adolescent, and Adult), Partner and Family Violence
Matters, Parenting Assessments, Custody evaluations, Guardianship, Tort Law related matters,
and Juvenile Transfer hearings.

Specific to the area of Sexual Offending Dr. Smelko has presented on the state and national level
regarding psychosexual risk assessment, supervision of offenders, and treatment. His
presentations have been on Adult, Juvenile, children, and on the developmentally
delayed/Mentally Ill populations. Dr. Smelko has treated and evaluated offenders across the
settings of DOC, Probation and Parole, Criminally Insane, and has served both state and federal
branches of our government. Dr. Smelko has served as consultant to the prosecution and
defense on numerous occasions and was the Director of the Sex Offender Treatment and
Evaluation program for the state of Colorado’s Mental Health Institutes.


Kristina Korobov
Kristina Korobov, J.D. is the Director of Prosecutor Education at the Marion County
Prosecutor’s Office in Indianapolis, IN. In this position, Korobov is responsible for meeting
the training needs of the attorneys in her office. She also prosecutes Child Abuse homicides
as well as selected domestic violence and sex crimes cases. Kristina has been prosecuting
cases involving domestic and sexual violence and child abuse cases since 1997. She began her
career in prosecution at the Marion County (Indianapolis, IN) Prosecutor’s Office, where she
worked from 1996 until 2005, serving as Chief of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, Chief
of the Domestic Violence Unit and as a Major Felony Prosecutor. In addition to handling
cases, Kristina was responsible for attorney supervision and training, policy development,
community outreach and training for law enforcement officers. Among other cases during
her tenure, Korobov prosecuted Scott Cooper, a police officer who was manufacturing child
pornography; serial rapist Charles Hill; and Samuel Shrum, Marion County’s first Repeat Sex
Offender. Ms. Korobov continued her prosecution career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s
Attorney with the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney in Leesburg, Virginia, a suburb
of Washington, DC, where she handled all domestic violence and some physical child abuse
cases, was responsible for Law Enforcement Training, and was a member of the Loudoun
Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) from 2006 to 2009. Ms. Korobov also served as the
Coordinator of the Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership, an initiative funded by the
United States Department of Justice and as Chief Counsel for Strand Analytical Laboratories, a
private DNA Laboratory.

Korobov has been training on a national level since 2003 and formerly served as a Senior
Attorney and Acting Director for the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against
Women (NCPVAW), a division of the National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA) in
Alexandria, VA. As Acting Director, Kristina trained multi-disciplinary audiences at the
International, National, Regional, State, and Local levels. She has trained internationally and
has presented training on tribal lands. In addition to covering subjects involving violence
against women, Korobov continues to provide training on child abuse and the intersection of
domestic violence and child abuse, as well as presentations on witness intimidation, trial
skills, gang prosecutions and homicide cases.

In 2002, Kristina was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual
Assault and received an Outstanding Lecturer Award from Communities Against Rape /
Center of Hope for Youth. She has served on the Boards of the Midwest Regional Network
for the Intervention with Sex Offenders and the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She
currently serves on the RAINN National Advisory Board and the Board of Legacy House
(Indianapolis).


Joseph Thaggard
Joe Thaggard is a Deputy Criminal Chief/Assistant United States Attorney based in Helena. He
supervises the Organized Crime/Drug Unit and the National Priorities Unit. He has been an
AUSA since 2002. He worked as an Assistant Montana Attorney General from 1990 to 2002. He
served as a Deputy Richland County Attorney from 1989 to 1990.


Mitch Morrissey
Mitch Morrissey was elected District Attorney of Denver, Colorado in November 2004 and was
sworn into office on January 11, 2005. Mr. Morrissey is internationally recognized for his
expertise in DNA technology, applying that technology in criminal prosecutions and working to
ensure that DNA science is admissible in court. He has trained law enforcement officers and
prosecutors regarding DNA technology in the Middle East, Canada and throughout the United
States. A veteran prosecutor, he introduced the first DNA evidence used in a criminal trial in
Denver. The DNA Resource section of his Web site, www.denverda.org, has become a resource
for people interested in forensic DNA throughout the world.

Mr. Morrissey has worked extensively on the Denver Cold Case Project where over 5,400
unsolved sexual assaults and murders have been reviewed in an effort to use DNA technologies
to solve those cases. Mr. Morrissey, along with the Denver Police Department, is permanently
implementing the use of DNA to also solve burglary cases and other property crimes. Mr.
Morrissey is one of the lead proponents of using Familial DNA Database Searches in the United
States and directs the Denver DNA Human Identification Research Project which is studying the
use of familial DNA searches in criminal investigations in Denver and Colorado. A familial
DNA search software developed under Morrissey’s direction is in use in criminal investigations
in Colorado, Virginia and Wyoming.
Andrew Paul
In May of 2000, Andrew graduated from the University of Montana, School of Law.

From January 2001 to September 2001, Andrew worked as prosecutor with the Lake County
Attorney’s Office.

In September of 2001, Andrew returned to Missoula to work for the Missoula County Attorney’s
Office as a general criminal prosecutor. He prosecuted cases ranging from barking dog
violations to homicide.

In the fall of 2006, Andrew took over as the drug prosecutor at the Missoula County Attorney’s
office, handling all felony drug prosecutions in Missoula County.

Since 2009, Andrew has been co-located with the Missoula Drug Task Force, working with City,
Sheriff and DEA officers to prosecute drug offenses.


James Nelson
Jim Nelson has served as a Justice on the Montana Supreme Court since May 1993. He obtained
his Bachelor's degree in business from the University of Idaho in 1966 and his law degree, cum
laude, from George Washington University in 1974. Justice Nelson engaged in the general
practice of law in Cut Bank for nearly 20 years representing individuals, small businesses,
ranchers and farmers in domestic relations, real estate, litigation, contract, wills, probate,
estate, and oil and gas matters. He served as the Glacier County Attorney for 14 of those years.
He was active in community affairs and organizations and served as a member and as chairman
of the State Board of Oil and Gas Conservation; as a member of the State Gaming Advisory
Council; and as a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Corrections and Criminal
Justice Policy. Justice Nelson presently serves as the Supreme Court's liaison to the Commission
of Courts of Limited Jurisdiction; as a member of the State Bar of Montana CLE Institute; as
Chairperson of the Supreme Court's Commission on Technology; and was formerly one of
Montana’s Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State
Laws. In 2001, Justice Nelson taught Criminal Law and Procedure II, as an adjunct professor,
at the University of Montana School of Law. Justice Nelson is a veteran, having served as an
officer in the United States Army. He and his wife, Chari have been married 42 years and have
two grown children and four grandchildren.


Cynthia Ford
Prof. Cynthia Ford has been at UMLS since 1990. She herself graduated from Dartmouth
College and then Cornell Law School; she tried to transfer from Cornell but Montana denied her
transfer application. She began her trial practice with the Crowley Firm in 1977, and later
practiced at Davis Wright in Seattle and finally as a solo practicioner on Bainbridge Island
before joining the faculty at Montana. She has civil trial experience in state, federal and tribal
courts, and has argued several cases to the Montana Supreme Court. Prof. Ford also has served
as a tribal trial judge at the Pt. Madison Indian Reservation (Suquamish Tribe) and as a tribal
appellate judge on the Flathead Reservation.
Prof. Ford has taught Evidence at Montana since Duke Crowley's retirement, and coached the
UMLS Trial Team for 20 years before retiring in 2011. She also teaches Evidence every summer
at Golden Gate Law School in San Francisco, first in the Honors Lawyering Program and now
in the STEP program which integrates Evidence and Trial Advocacy. Prof. Ford is on the
faculty of the Advanced Trial Advocacy Program at Montana as well.

In addition to her full-time work at UMLS, Prof. Ford consults with trial attorneys throughout
Montana. She had the pleasure of being appointed a Special Deputy A.G. for a domestic
violence prosecution in Flathead County several years ago, and more recently partnered with
now-Judge Karen Townsend on a financial-abuse-of-an-elder case in Cut Bank. That case
resulted in a hung jury, and thus required a second trial. Prof. Ford's favorite moment of that
case was when (private) defense counsel responded to an objection by saying "Enough with the
rules already!"

								
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