IN THE MATTER OF ROBERT C. MYERS, An Attorney at Law, Respondent.
Moog Deputy Disciplinary Counsel, Office of Disciplinary
leave of the Commission on Practice granted on January 12,
2016, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel for the State of
Montana hereby charges Robert C. Myers with professional
misconduct as follows:
Robert C. Myers, hereinafter referred to as Respondent, was
admitted to the practice of law in the State of Montana in
2010, at which time he took the oath required for admission,
wherein he agreed to abide by the Rules of Professional
Conduct, the Disciplinary Rules adopted by the Supreme Court,
and the highest standards of honesty, justice and morality,
including but not limited to, those outlined in parts 3 and 4
of Chapter 61, Title 37, Montana Code Annotated.
Montana Supreme Court has approved and adopted the Montana
Rules of Professional Conduct ("MRPC"), governing
the ethical conduct of attorneys licensed to practice in the
State of Montana, which Rules were in effect at all times
mentioned in this Complaint.
realleges and incorporates paragraphs 1 through 2 of the
General Allegations as if fully restated in this Count One.
Respondent was a candidate for district court judge in
Ravalli County, Montana, for the election held November 8,
2016. Judge Jeffrey Langton was the incumbent in the race.
mid to late October 2016, Respondent produced several
advertisement consisted of a mailer sent to residents of
Ravalli County which the following content:
Did District Court Judge Jeff Langton sit in judgment of
the ex-boyfriend of his cocaine and sex partner in case where
she was the alleged victim?
Sentencing him to 70 years in prison.
Witnesses in a federal case have come forward with the
confession of Heather Portner.
Portner confessed to these witnesses that she partied
with Langton. That Portner and Langton did cocaine and that
she and Langton's live-in-girlfriend would engage in sex
with Langton in his hot tub.
Langton oversaw the sentencing of Portner's
ex-boyfriend where Portner was the alleged victim. Langton
did not recuse himself from the case nor did he inform the
defendant of his relationship with Portner.
Portner asked Langton to give her ex-boyfriend the
maximum sentence to which he complied despite the