Hertha L. Lund
Hertha Lund has represented landowners for over 20 years in matters involving eminent domain, property rights, water rights, and wind energy development across the State of Montana. Hertha has argued numerous cases before the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, various Federal Circuit Courts, and the District Courts in Montana. She also served as Law Clerk to Chief Judge Loren A. Smith at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
While in law school at the University of Montana, Hertha served as Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Montana Law Review. Additionally, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in Business Communications from Temple University and studied Animal Science, Range Management, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Montana State University. She has served on non-profit boards and is actively involved in the leadership of her church.
- “Kelo in the Country…HB 198 and the taking of rural property,” Western Ag Reporter, February 17, 2011
- “Eminent Domain effort threatens farm and ranch property,” Great Falls Tribune, March 27, 2011
- “Rural property rights at stake in Helena debate,” Billings Gazette, January 20, 2011
- “Correct court ruling kicks MATL’s appeal to state Legislature,” Great Falls Tribune, December 30, 2010
- “Saving Our Streams: Harnessing Water Markets” (with Brandon Scaroborough) 2007
- Chapter in Land Rights: The 1990’s Property Rights Rebellion (Bruce Yandle ed.) 1995
- “Property Rights Legislation in the States: A Review” (PERC Policy Series No. 1) 1995
- “Montana Supreme Court Unnecessarily Misconstrues Takings Law,” 55 Mont. L. Rev. 455 (with Professor John Horwich) 1994
- “Protection Species and Property,” The Journal of Commerce, July 22, 1994, @ 6A
- “Private Property Rights Hinge on Supreme Court,” Farm Bureau News, March 2, 1992 (Recipient of Master Writer’s Award)