Education & Experience
For more than two decades, Charla K. Tadlock has provided compassionate representation for hundreds of injured and disabled clients in Montana. She handles most of the Social Security disability issues for the firm, and has developed a strong statewide Social Security disability practice, representing claimants at all levels (Initial, Reconsideration, Administrative Law Judge Hearing, Appeals Council, and Federal District Court). In her career, Charla has represented claimants seeking Social Security Disability (“SSD”) benefits in 552 hearings before federal judges. She is one of the most experienced SSD attorneys in Montana. She also represents claimants in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. She has been an Associate Attorney at Murphy Law Firm for 19 years.
Charla attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated with honors in May 2000. While in law school, she worked for a large insurance company in its subrogation unit.
I’ve always been drawn to the work I now do because it allows me to really help people when they’re facing difficult situations. I do good work that really helps people and makes a difference in their lives.
Professional Associations & Qualifications
Charla was admitted to practice in Montana in September 2000. She is also licensed to practice in the Federal District for the state of Montana.
Charla is involved in a number of legal associations, including the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), Montana Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.
Charla was born and raised right here in Great Falls, Montana, attending Franklin/West Elementary, North Junior High and CMR High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Carroll College in Helena. Apart from when she went to law school in Iowa, she has always lived in Montana and has strong family ties throughout the state.
Charla is a proud mother and active in her church’s children’s ministry. She spends most of her time outside of work raising three active teenagers. She’s passionate about her kids and their activities, so she can often be found at one of their events being their biggest fan.
Publications & Media Mentions
- “The Perfect Combination of Idealism and Perseverance: An Interview With Montana Injury Lawyer Charla Tadlock,” Enjuris
“Charla Tadlock and Shawnda worked very hard for me. I am very pleased with their professionalism and the awesome job they did in my case and on my behalf.”